Competition winners perform music of Brahms, Strauss, Smalley, Cage

The Yale School of Music presents the winners of its annual chamber music competition in a concert on the Oneppo Chamber Music Series on Tuesday, May 1. This year’s concert presents a diverse selection of music from Johannes Brahms to John Cage, featuring strings, winds, piano, and percussion. The concert begins at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall.

The concert will open with Cage’s Third Construction, written in 1941 for a vast variety of Western and international instruments as well as everyday items like tin cans and a conch shell. This performance will feature the quartet of Jonny Allen, Victor Caccese, Michael Compitello, and Cristobal Gajardo.

Next on the program is the thirteen-minute Trio for clarinet, viola, and piano by Australian composer Roger Smalley, performed by Ashley Smith, clarinet; Leonard Chiang, viola; and Naomi Woo, piano.

The second half of the concert will open with Richard Strauss’s lively Till Eulenspiegel, in a chamber arrangement by Franz Hasenohrl. The performers are Igal Levin, clarinet; Cordelia Paw, violin; Yuki Katayama, bassoon; Ian Petruzzi, horn; and Matthew Rosenthal, bass.

The evening will close with the Brahms Piano Trio in C major, Op. 87, performed by Victor Fournelle-Blaine, violin; Haeyoon Shin, cello; and Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano. MORE

Published April 18, 2012
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