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Vista concert March 3 illuminates Mozart, Taffanel, and Stravinsky

chamber_music3The Yale School of Music presents its spring Vista concert on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 pm. The series offers performances by YSM’s outstanding chamber ensembles, enhanced by the students’ personal commentary on the music.

Featured on this program is Mozart‘s Trio in E-flat major for clarinet, viola, and piano, K. 298, a work which helped to popularize the relatively new (at the time) clarinet. The program will also feature the Wind Quintet in G minor by nineteenth century composer Paul Taffanel. Stravinsky‘s The Rite of Spring, arranged for two pianos, will close the evening.

Wendy Sharp is the director of the chamber music program at the Yale School of Music. The concert takes place at Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven), and is free and open to the public.

Published February 22, 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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Vista concert presents chamber music by Brahms, Prokofiev, and more Dec. 7

A student chamber ensemble in Morse Recital Hall

A student chamber ensemble in Morse Recital Hall

The Yale School of Music presents a Vista concert on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4 pm. The Vista series features outstanding student performances enhanced by personal commentary on the music.

The December 7 program opens with Prokofiev‘s Quintet in G minor, Op. 39, written in 1924 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass. Next is Brahms‘ fiery Trio in C minor, Op. 101, for violin, cello, and piano.

The second half opens with Two Night Movements for violin and guitar by the Australian composer Phillip Houghton. The concert concludes with Richard Strauss‘ youthful Quartet in C minor for piano and strings, Op. 13, written when the composer was only a teenager. MORE

Published November 19, 2014
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Vista concert March 4 features music from the Baroque to the 20th century

Morse-stage-spragueThe Yale School of Music presents the year’s second Vista concert on Tuesday, March 4 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall. The concert, directed by faculty violinist Wendy Sharp, will feature student performances enhanced by  commentary on the music.

The program includes pieces by Johann Friedrich Fasch, Jean Francaix, Pavel Haas, and Ludwig van Beethoven. The concert will stream live online. LIVE STREAM   MORE

Published February 26, 2014
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Vista offers a “fresh look at chamber music” Dec. 3

Morse-stage-spragueThe Yale School of Music presents Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music on Tuesday, December 3 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall. The Vista series features student performances enhanced by commentary on the music.

This semester’s Vista concert features pieces by DebussyBlissHornoff, and Mozart for a variety of instrumentation, from strings to brass and mixed ensembles.

The performance will begin with Debussy’s String Quartet, performed by Avi Nagin, violin; Yena Lee, violin; Yuan Qi, viola; and Allan Hon, cello. The piece melds influences from the composer César Franck as well as from Javanese gamelan music. Pierre Boulez said that Debussy freed chamber music from its “rigid structure, frozen rhetoric, and rigid aesthetics.”
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Published November 19, 2013
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Vista takes an in-depth look at chamber music Dec. 5

Program features music of Mozart, Cras, and Schumann

The Yale School of Music presents Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music on Wednesday, December 5 at 8 pm. The Vista series features diverse student ensembles that have been selected and coached by faculty to speak about the music that they perform.

The program opens with Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales). One of Schumann’s last works, the piece veers from lyrical lines to impetuous rhythms. Mozart’s Serenade in E-flat major, K. 375 follows, featuring a larger ensemble of eight wind instruments.

The Suite en Duo for flute and harp by Jean Cras opens the second half of the concert. The evening concludes with Schumann’s Piano Trio in D minor.

Wendy Sharp is the coordinator of the YSM chamber music program and the director of the Vista series.

The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College St., New Haven. No tickets are required; the event is free and open to the public. MORE

Published November 30, 2012
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Vista explores colorful range of chamber music Dec. 10

Concert features both traditional and unconventional ensembles

The Yale School of Music presents Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 8 pm. The Vista series features diverse student ensembles that have been selected and coached by faculty. Each ensemble not only performs but also offers insight into the music through spoken commentary. This concert will offer music by Haydn, Poulenc, Frank Martin, and Anton Arensky.

The program will open with Haydn’s String Quartet in D major, “Lark,” Op. 64, No. 5, and will continue with Poulenc’s insouciant Sextet for Piano and Winds.

Frank Martin’s “Poèmes de la Mort” sets texts by François Villon to an unusual ensemble of three male voices and three electric guitars. The singers are students in the School of Music’s vocal track in early music, song, and chamber ensemble.

Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, often considered the finest work by this Russian Romantic composer, will conclude the program.
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Published November 21, 2011
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Vista concert offers a fresh look at chamber music

Students present commentary on the music alongside live performances

The Yale School of Music presents Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music on Sunday, February 20 at 4 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven). Part of the School of Music’s renowned chamber music program, Vista features diverse student ensembles that have been selected and coached by faculty. Each ensemble not only performs but also offers insight into the music through spoken commentary. Wendy Sharp is the coordinator of the chamber music program and the director of the Vista series.

The program on February 20 will open with Dvorak’s “Dumky” Trio in E minor for piano, violin, and cello; the title refers to a reflective, epic Slavic ballad. Next is Debussy Blanc et Noir (Black and White) for two pianos – which, despite its name, is a deeply colorful and original work. The concert will conclude with the Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, a chamber work on a grand scale.

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Published February 11, 2011
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Vista program offers a fresh look at chamber music by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and Widmann

The Yale School of Music presents Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 8 pm in Sprague Hall. Part of the School of Music’s renowned chamber music program, Vista features diverse student ensembles that have been selected and coached by faculty. Each ensemble not only performs but also offers insight into the music through spoken commentary. Wendy Sharp is the coordinator of the chamber music program and the director of the Vista series.

This Vista program includes Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from L’histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), with violinist David Radzynski, clarinetist Wai Lau, and pianist Kuok-Wai Lio; Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in C minor, performed by violinist Soo Ryun Baek, cellist Arnold Choi, and pianist Joo Hyeon Park; Jorg Widmann’s Fünf Bruchstücke, with clarinetist Ashley Smith and pianist Aura Go; and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet, performed by violinists Joo Hye Lim and Edward Tan, violist Timothy LaCrosse, cellist James Kim, and Lindsay Garritson, piano.

The recital will stream live. Admission to the performance is free. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

Published November 22, 2010
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Vista program offers a fresh look at chamber music by Shostakovich, Piazzolla, and Brahms

vistaThe Yale School of Music presents Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 4 pm in Sprague Hall. Part of the School of Music’s renowned chamber music program, Vista features diverse student ensembles that have been selected and coached by faculty. Each ensemble not only performs but also offers insight into the music through spoken commentary. Wendy Sharp is the coordinator of the chamber music program and the director of the Vista series.

This Vista program will offer music by Shostakovich, Piazzolla, and Brahms. Dariya Nikolenko, flute, and Yun-Chu Candy Chiu, marimba, will play Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango. Igor Pikayzen, violin; Kyung-Mi Anna Preuss, cello; and David Fung, piano, will present Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67. The third ensemble – Anastasia Metla, violin; Mathilde Geismar Roussel, viola; Mo Mo, cello: and Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto, piano – will perform the Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60.

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Published February 12, 2010
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