Event brings alumni together April 17 in NYC

Dean Robert Blocker invites all New York City-area alumni of the Yale School of Music to a special event on Tuesday, April 17. At Steinway Hall, alumni will gather for a reception and concert. The reception begins at 6:30 pm; the recital will begin at 8 pm.

The performance will feature four piano alumni of the School of Music: Wen-Yin Chan ’04MM, ’06MMA, ’12DMA; Han-chien Lee ’05MMA, ’06AD; Mimi Solomon ’99BA; and Lucas Wong ’06MM, ’07MMA, ’12DMA.

Chan and Lee will play music for piano, four hands: Mozart’s Andante and Variations in G major, K. 501, and the Overture and Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Wong will perform two movements (IV and V) from Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, as transcribed by Franz Liszt: Marche au supplice and Songe d’une nuit du Sabbat. Solomon will play Chopin’s Berceuse, Op. 57, and Bartók’s Piano Sonata, BB 88 (Sz. 80).

Alumni who would like to attend the reception and/or concert should contact Kelly Yamaguchi-Scanlon (phone: 203 432-1965).

Published March 14, 2012
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Pianist Wen-Yin Chan performs January 12th

Recital features music of Chopin, Schubert, George Crumb, & more

The Yale School of Music presents the pianist Wen-Yin Chan in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Ms. Chan, who was born in Taiwan, lives in Washington, D.C., and has performed around the world, will play a diverse program of music by Chopin, Szymanowski, Schubert, and George Crumb.

Chan’s performance will open with Crumb’s “A Little Suite for Christmas,” an intimate suite of seven pieces written in 1979. Chan will then play Chopin’s Three Mazurkas, Op. 56. The first half will conclude with Szymanowski’s virtuosic “Serenade de Don Juan,” the last of the three Masques, Op. 34 (1915).

The second half of the concert will feature Schubert’s Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960, one of the last works the composer wrote before his death at age 31. MORE

Published January 5, 2012
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