Free Lunchtime Chamber Music concert Nov. 6

chamber_music3New Haven, CT | The Yale School of Music will present a Lunchtime Chamber Music concert on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm at Morse Recital Hall (470 College St, New Haven).

This free event features a colorful variety of ensembles composed of graduate musicians who have come from around the world to study at the Yale School of Music. Violinist Wendy Sharp is director of the chamber music program.

The concert will begin with movements two and three of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata Op. 12 No. 1 on period instruments. Next will follow Ravel’s Introduction et Allegro, for harp with flute, clarinet and string quartet; then Mozart’s Violin Sonata K.526, movement 1.

The second half of the concert will begin with Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata in F minor, movements 1 and 2; followed by Poulenc’s Sextet for wind quintet and piano, and  Mozart’s Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526: Molto Allegro (6’).

The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit MORE

Published November 4, 2013
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May 7 concert presents winners of chamber music competition

Concert features music my Stucky, Poulenc, Schubert, and Bartók

The Yale School of Music presents the winners of the annual Chamber Music Competition in a showcase concert on Tuesday, May 7 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall. The concert is the last event of the 2012–2013 Oneppo Chamber Music Series.

In announcing the competition winners, Wendy Sharp, the director of chamber music at YSM, noted: “We were impressed with the high level of seriousness, preparation and musicianship. It was not easy choosing a program from such a strong list of groups. When picking the program, we considered not only the performances, but also what might make an interesting concert, the variety of work and instrumentation, and overall length.” MORE

Published April 3, 2013
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Vista explores colorful range of chamber music Dec. 10

Concert features both traditional and unconventional ensembles

The Yale School of Music presents Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 8 pm. The Vista series features diverse student ensembles that have been selected and coached by faculty. Each ensemble not only performs but also offers insight into the music through spoken commentary. This concert will offer music by Haydn, Poulenc, Frank Martin, and Anton Arensky.

The program will open with Haydn’s String Quartet in D major, “Lark,” Op. 64, No. 5, and will continue with Poulenc’s insouciant Sextet for Piano and Winds.

Frank Martin’s “Poèmes de la Mort” sets texts by François Villon to an unusual ensemble of three male voices and three electric guitars. The singers are students in the School of Music’s vocal track in early music, song, and chamber ensemble.

Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, often considered the finest work by this Russian Romantic composer, will conclude the program.

Published November 21, 2011
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Yale Opera’s Liederabend offers an evening of French song

Rising opera stars perform art songs by Bizet, Poulenc, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and more

The Yale School of Music presents the rising stars of Yale Opera in an evening of French song on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 8 pm in Sprague Hall. The performance continues Yale Opera’s tradition of Liederabend, evenings of art songs focusing on a single country or language. This France-inspired concert will include music by Bizet, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Duparc, and Debussy. Pianists Timothy Shaindlin and Kyle Swann will provide musical direction and accompaniment. Doris Yarick-Cross is the artistic director of Yale Opera.

The Liederabend (German for “evening of song”) will take place in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Admission is free. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music’s website or call 203 432-4158. MORE

Published April 21, 2010
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Chamber Music Society presents competition winners


The Chamber Music Society at Yale presents the winning ensembles of the Yale School of Music’s 2009 Chamber Music Competition in a performance on Tuesday, April 28, at 8:00 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). This showcase for the School’s renowned chamber music program will feature the trio Contrasts by the Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, with Benjamin Charmot, violin, Sergiy Dvornichenko, clarinet, and Wei-Jen Yuan, piano;  the Sextet for Winds and Piano by French composer Francis Poulenc, with Itay Lantner, flute, Carl Oswald, oboe, Xiaoting Ma, clarinet, Jeremy Friedland, bassoon, Leelanee Sterrett, horn, and Jason Wirth, piano; and Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25, by Johannes Brahms, featuring Anastasia Metla, violin, Mathilde Geismar Roussel, viola, Mo Mo, cello, and Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto, piano. MORE

Published April 8, 2009
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