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Aldo Parisot leads the Grammy-nominated Yale Cellos on April 13

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Parisot conducting Yale Cellos

The Yale School of Music presents the Grammy-nominated Yale Cellos in their popular annual concert on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 pm.

Aldo Parisot will lead the ensemble that he founded thirty-four years ago in a diverse program of music from the Baroque to present day, including the world premiere of “Parisot,” a three-movement work written for the Yale Cellos by Yale faculty composer Martin Bresnick. MORE

Published April 4, 2016
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Argus Quartet performs works by Yale faculty and alumni Feb. 2

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Argus Quartet

The Yale School of Music presents a recital by the Argus Quartet, YSM’s fellowship quartet-in-residence on TuesdayFebruary 2 at 7:30 pmThe quartet will perform works which highlight the unique sounds that can be made by playing string instruments in unconventional ways. Among the composers featured will be YSM faculty member Christopher Theofanidis, and Andrew Norman ’09 AD.

The recital begins with Béla Bartók‘s String Quartet No. 4, which makes use of several extended techniques such as large glissandi, muted passages, and the famous “Bartok pizzicato,” in which the plucked string rebounds against the instrument’s fingerboard to create a loud slap.

Next, the quartet will continue with selections from Andrew Norman‘s Peculiar Strokes, which was premiered by the Argus Quartet in December 2015. Written to highlight and explore the unusual sounds that can be made with different types of bow strokes, the collection of miniature movements that make up Peculiar Strokes is an ongoing project to which Norman has been adding for several years. MORE

Published January 29, 2016
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Vista concert Dec. 3 pairs chamber music and personal commentary

spraguechambergroupThe Yale School of Music presents the next concert in its Vista series on  Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 pm. The Vista series features student performances enhanced by commentary on the music.

This semester’s program features ensembles ranging from piano four-hands to wind quintet, with music by Schubert, Beethoven, Ligeti, and Mendelssohn. The concert is free and will also stream live online.

The concert will open with Schubert‘s Fantasie in F minor, D. 940 for piano four-hands, performed by Eylam Keshet and Thomas Hicks. The piece, written in the last year of Schubert’s life, was dedicated to his pupil, Karoline Esterházy, with whom he was in (unrequited) love. MORE

Published November 23, 2015
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Yale Cellos perform 30th anniversary concert Apr. 10

The Yale School of Music celebrates the 30th anniversary of Yale Cellos in a concert on Wednesday, April 10. Founding director Aldo Parisot will lead the Grammy-nominated ensemble in music from the baroque to the present day, including pieces by Vivaldi, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Veracini, and others.

Four virtuoso soloists will open the program, beginning with special guest Patrick Jee, a YSM graduate who is now a member of the New York Philharmonic. Jee will perform the Fantasy by faculty composer Ezra Laderman, a piece that he has recorded for Albany Records. The other soloists are Jennifer Jinhee Park, Jurrian van der Zanden, and finally James Jeonghwan Kim, whose New York debut recital this February the New York Concert Review hailed as “absolute perfection.” MORE

Published March 13, 2013
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