Joel Brennan gives a recital of 20th- and 21st-century trumpet music by Britten, Andriessen, and more

Brennan received a Fulbright to perform Dutch and American contemporary music

The Yale School of Music presents a Doctor of Musical Arts recital by Joel Brennan, trumpet on Thursday, February 17 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall, 470 College Street, New Haven). The program will feature music from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, beginning with Benjamin Britten’s Fanfare for Saint Edmundsbury, a piece for three trumpets written in 1959, followed by Vincent Persichetti’s Parable XVI (1975) for solo trumpet. Huang Ruo’s Wind Blows… (2007), which is flexible in its instrumentation, will be performed with percussionist Michael Compitello. The first half will close with Eric Nathan’s Cantus (2008) for trumpet and electronics.

As the recipient of a Fulbright grant in 2007, Brennan lived in the Netherlands and focused on promoting and performing contemporary music by Dutch and American composers. In this recital, he will perform the very short Very Sharp Trumpet Sonata by Louis Andriessen, the foremost Dutch composer working today. The concert will conclude with the U.S. premiere of a piece that Brennan commissioned, Sketches (2007) for trumpet and percussion by the young American composer Derek Jacoby. MORE

Published January 31, 2011
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Aldo Parisot and the Yale Cellos in the news

Aldo Parisot and the Yale Cellos in rehersal in Sprague Hall

Aldo Parisot and the Yale Cellos in rehearsal

In anticipation of the Yale Cellos’ upcoming performances, a variety of newspapers have published stories about Aldo Parisot and the ensemble he founded back in 1983. Now celebrating his fiftieth year on the faculty of the Yale School of Music, Parisot leads the Yale Cellos in two concerts this week – tonight in New Haven and tomorrow in New York.

Tonight’s concert in Sprague Hall is already sold out, although a small number of tickets may be available at the door. Limited numbers of tickets are still available to tomorrow’s performance in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Read about the Yale Cellos and Aldo Parisot in:

The New York Times

The Hartford Courant

The New Haven Register

In addition, Tuesday’s concert in Carnegie Hall is listed as a Critics’ Pick in Time Out  New York and New York Magazine.

Published April 20, 2009
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Yale Institute for Music Theatre attracts media attention


The new Yale Institute for Music Theatre has attracted a host of media coverage. The inaugural Institute will feature three selected works: Cancer? the musical, with music, book, and lyrics by Sam Wessels; Invisible Cities, with score and libretto by Christopher Cerrone (’09 MM); and POP!, with book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs. Read more about these works in an earlier blog post here.


Published April 20, 2009
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