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Yale Opera presents Liederabend: An Evening of Russian Songs Dec. 6

sprague-ext-nightYale Opera will present Liederabend: An Evening of Russian Song on Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 pm. Singers in the School of Music’s opera program will perform with pianist Emily Olin, who also prepared the students in Russian language and repertoire. Richard Cross will be the narrator of the evening.

The first half of the concert consists of Russian art songs, including selections by Rachmaninoff, Glinka, and Tchaikovsky, among others.

The second half is comprised of arias and duets from well-known Russian operas, such as excerpts from Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. MORE

Published December 3, 2014
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Peter Oundjian to conduct Yale Philharmonia Jan. 22

Oundjian leads the orchestra in Rimsky-Korsakov, Walton, Vaughan Williams

oundjian_blogThe Yale School of Music presents the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale with guest conductor Peter Oundjian on Friday, January 22 at 8 pm in Woolsey Hall (500 College Street, New Haven). Oundjian, music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia’s principal guest conductor, will lead the orchestra in music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Walton, and Vaughan Williams. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol opens the program. Violinist Katherine Hyun, a graduate of the School of Music and a winner of the 2009 Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition, will perform the solo in William Walton’s Violin Concerto. The demanding yet intimate piece was written for the legendary Jascha Heifetz, who premiered the work with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1939. Around that same time, Ralph Vaughan Williams began work on his Symphony No. 5 in D major, returning to a more romantic sound than he had used in his previous symphony. MORE

Published January 5, 2010
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