Yale Philharmonia performs music from Rome to Russia January 25


Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale

The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Philharmonia and conductor Shinik Hahm in a concert of music from Rome to Russia on Friday, January 25, 2013. The concert, which includes music by Respighi, Koetsier, and Tchaikovsky, will takes place at 8 pm.

Respighi‘s symphonic poem The Pines of Rome opens the program, offering listeners the chance to hear the Newberry Organ in an orchestral performance. YSM student Dexter Kennedy, recognized as a “Rising Star” by the American Guild of Organists, will be the organist.

Handsome Dans Trombone Quartet

The program continues with a performance of Jan Koetsier’s Concertino for trombone quartet and string orchestra. The piece features the Handsome Dans Trombone Quartet, one of the winners of last year’s Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition. The members of the quartet are Timothy HilgertHana BeloglavecBenjamin Firer, and Jeffrey Arredondo.

The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky‘s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, a piece representing the composer’s dark view of the world: that “all life is an unbroken alternation of hard reality with swiftly passing dreams and visions of happiness.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place in Woolsey Hall (located at 500 College Street, corner of Grove Street). For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu. MORE

Published January 16, 2013
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Longtime duo of Kyung Yu and Elizabeth Parisot performs Nov. 2

The Yale School of Music presents violinist Kyung Yu and pianist Elizabeth Parisot in a Faculty Artist Recital on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Yu and Parisot, a longtime duo who have performed together in the United States, Italy, and Korea, will play music from Mozart to Ravel. The recital will take place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

Yu and Parisot, who are both alumnae of the School of Music and current members of its faculty, will open the concert will open with Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat major, K. 378. They will then play works written in the early twentieth century that often sound like the music of earlier times.

Ravel’s Violin Sonata in G Major (1923–27) ranges from a classically-structured opening to a bluesy second movement to a virtuosic finale. Respighi, best known for his colorful orchestral works, wrote his Violin Sonata in B minor (1917) in the Romantic tradition. “Perhaps it was the fact that he was himself an excellent violinist and pianist,” writes Charlie Niven, “that allowed Respighi to write such a powerful work.”

The program will conclude with music of Fritz Kreisler, one of the foremost violin virtuosos of his day: the Praeludium and Allegro; Caprice Viennois; and Danse Espagnole, from Manuel de Falla’s La Vida Breve. MORE

Published October 14, 2011
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