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New Music New Haven features Martin Bresnick, Hannah Lash Oct. 8

Martin Bresnick, composer

Martin Bresnick, composer

The New Music New Haven series at the Yale School of Music presents its first concert of the 2015–2016 season on Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 pm.

The concert will feature pieces by YSM faculty members Martin Bresnick and Hannah Lash, as well as works by student composers.

Student works form the concert’s first half: Katherine Balch’s Maroon Creek, Brian Heim’s content repackage, and Tiange Zhou’s Study Laws of Motion. MORE

Published September 29, 2015
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WQXR’s Q2 Music to partner with Yale’s New Music New Haven

Martin Bresnick, composer

Martin Bresnick, composer

The Yale School of Music and Q2 Music announce a new partnership. Q2 Music, which is dedicated to the music of living composers, will broadcast music by Yale faculty and students, recorded live from the New Music New Haven concert series.New Music New Haven presents new works by graduate students in composition, and this partnership will bring students’ works to a broader audience. In addition, NMNH programs feature an established living composer, either YSM faculty or guests, and these featured works will be part of the broadcast partnership as well.

“Student composers are making some of most beautiful, inventive music today, music that deserves to be heard,” says Q2 Music’s Alex Ambrose. “Q2 Music has a commitment to working with younger composers and to serving those in the formative stages of their career. It’s exciting to share  the caliber of music-making from our neighbors at the Yale School of Music’s New Music New Haven series with an online audience, introducing listeners everywhere to the next generation of composers.”

Martin Bresnick, the director of the composition program at YSM, said: “Our Q2 Music partnership is an aural window to the world. It will reveal the sounds of the Yale School of Music’s New Music New Haven series to attentive listeners, and through that open window we hope to hear back from the connoisseurs and amateurs we know are out there.” MORE

Published August 25, 2015
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New Music New Haven features composer-pianist Vijay Iyer April 2

iyer-nmnhThe Yale School of Music presents a New Music New Haven concert featuring composer/pianist Vijay Iyer  on Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm. The concert features Iyer performing with the Brentano String Quartet, as well as new pieces by YSM student composers.

Iyer’s Time, Place, Action, a 25-minute quintet for piano and strings, was written for the Brentano Quartet’s “Fragments” project. In Iyer’s words, the ensemble asked composers “to start with a fragment by an Old Master, and create something out of it. I used a short fragment by Mozart and built something.” MORE

Published March 18, 2015
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New Music New Haven to feature guest composer Bryce Dessner March 5

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Bryce Dessner

The Yale School of Music presents a New Music New Haven concert featuring music by guest composer Bryce Dessner on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 pm. The concert also includes music by six YSM student composers: Krists Auznieks, Natalie Dietterich, Ian Gottlieb, Brian Heim, Michael Laurello, and Tiange Zhou.

The concert will stream live on the School of Music’s website.

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The program will feature two pieces by Dessner, a Yale School of Music alumnus who has won recognition as a composer as well as for his work in the Grammy-nominated band The National. His string quartet Tenebre was a 2010 commission by the acclaimed Kronos Quartet. His work Murder Ballads, written for a sextet of strings, winds, percussion, and piano, was commissioned in 2013 by the new music ensemble eighth blackbird. MORE

Published February 20, 2015
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New Music New Haven features David Lang, Hannah Lash Feb. 5

Hannah Lash, composition faculty

Hannah Lash

The New Music New Haven series at the Yale School of Music presents a concert featuring music by faculty composers David Lang and Hannah Lash on Thursday, Feburary 5 at 7:30 pm. WATCH LIVE

The concert also includes works by four graduate students in the School’s prestigious composition program: Krists Auznieks, Katherine Balch, Ian Gottlieb, and Liliya Ugay.

Featured guest performers include the ensemble Antico Moderno and contralto Hilary Summers. The Yale Voxtet will also perform. MORE

Published January 30, 2015
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Annual New Music for Orchestra concert features student works December 11

philharmonia_woolsey3The Yale School of Music presents its annual New Music for Orchestra concert on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and, for the first time, the chamber chorus of the Yale Camerata.

The first half of the concert features the Chamber Chorus of the Yale Camerata performing three works by first-year composition students: Natalie Dietterich’s Conversation with Strangers; Tiange Zhou’s The Lament of Adonis; and Katherine Balch’s aeiou. 

The Yale Philharmonia takes the stage after intermission to present pieces by second-year composition students. The orchestra will perform Michael Laurello’s Promises, Jesse Limbacher’s …but I dream in many places, and Nicholas DiBerardino’s Asphodel. MORE

Published December 3, 2014
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New Music New Haven features three faculty composers Nov. 20

Christopher Theofanidis

Christopher Theofanidis

The Yale School of Music presents a New Music New Haven concert on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The concert will feature three duets by faculty composers Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Christopher Theofanidis.

The featured composers comprise the second half of the program. Kaoru for two flutes, by Christopher Theofanidis, will be performed by Andrew Robson and Victor Wang. MORE

Published November 17, 2014
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New Music New Haven features guest composer Paul Dresher Oct. 2

Paul DresherThe first New Music New Haven concert of the 2014–2015 season will take place on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 pm, featuring guest composer Paul Dresher with a performance of his piece Glimpsed from Afar.

Glimpsed from Afar is written for an instrument that Dresher invented: the Quadrachord. The instrument has a total string length of over thirteen feet, four strings of differing gauges but of equal length and an electric-bass pickup next to each of the two bridges. A truly unique creation, it can be bowed, plucked, prepared or hammered and emits a curious world of sounds. Dresher and Joel Davel will perform Glimpsed from Afar on this concert.

Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Dresher has “an omnivorous sensibility that combines rock’n’roll, minimalism, Indian music and ambient sounds into a pungent and wonderfully elusive hybrid.” MORE

Published September 30, 2014
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A Time To Celebrate

ford_andrewNew Haven Independent
By Lucy Gellman

Daniel Schlosberg stepped up to the microphone, his large sunglasses glinting even in Morse Recital Hall’s dim light. He gave a quick smile and nod to the audience. Then, with unerring confidence, he stated: “The only way to truly experience reality is to distort it beyond recognition.”

So began ladies and, the first piece in an applause-worthy lineup featuring Australian composer Andrew Ford as well as several graduate student composers in the Yale School of Music. MORE

Published April 21, 2014
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New Music New Haven features music by guest composer Andrew Ford April 17

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The Yale School of Music presents a New Music New Haven concert on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The concert features music by the prolific Australian composer Andrew Ford, alongside new works by graduate students in the school’s composition program.

The New Music New Haven concert series showcases the talented young composers studying at the School as well as the elite faculty who nurture them. Each of the faculty composers brings a unique and modern perspective to classical music composition. This concert will include Nick DiBerardino’s world without end; selections from Reena Esmail’s Anjuman Songs and William Gardiner’s Hebbian Theory; and a work by Benjamin Wallace.

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Published March 20, 2014
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