Members of Yale Baroque Ensemble perform Mar. 27

Violinist Edson Scheid, cellist Soo Jin Chung perform Baroque and Classical selections

The Yale Baroque Ensemble. From left: Edson Scheid, violin; Holly Piccoli, violin; Soo Jin Chung, cello; David Fung, keyboards

The Yale School of Music presents a recital by Edson Scheid, baroque violin, and Soo Jin Chung, baroque cello, on Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 pm. The concert will include music from the Baroque and Classical periods, with selections by J.S. Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Joseph Haydn, and others.

The program includes Corelli’s Sonta for violin and cello, Op. 5, No. 3; Bach’s Sonata in E minor for violin, cello, and harpsichord, BWV 1023; and Haydn’s Trio in A major H.XV:18.

Scheid and Chung are both alumni of the Yale School of Music who are members of the postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble. They will be joined by fellow YBE member David Fung, harpsichord and fortepiano. The YBE is the ensemble-in-residence at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, where the recital will take place.

Admission to the performance is free. The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments is located at 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble, directed by baroque violinist Robert Mealy, is a postgraduate ensemble at the Yale School of Music dedicated to the highest level of study and performance of the Baroque repertoire. Using the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments’ set of new baroque instruments, members of the Ensemble go through an intensive one-year program of study, MORE

Published March 20, 2013
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Reflections on Bach brings together old and new in Feb. 27 concert

UPDATE: This concert was originally scheduled for February 13. It will take place Wednesday, February 27.

Graduate composers collaborate with Yale Baroque Ensemble

The Yale School of Music presents “Reflections on Bach,” a collaboration between the Yale Baroque Ensemble and graduate composers on Wednesday, February 27 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall. The concert will include new compositions as well as music by J.S. Bach.

Six up-and-coming composers – Daniel Schlosberg, Paul Kerekes, Benjamin Wallace, Balint Karosi, Stephen Feigenbaum, and William Gardiner – have each chosen a Bach piece as a model to reflect upon in music. The concert will pair the chosen Bach work with the new composition that it inspired.

The composers are all graduate students in YSM’s composition program, directed by faculty composer Martin Bresnick. The members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble are Edson Scheid and Holly Piccoli, baroque violin; Soo Jin Chung, baroque cello; and David Fung, keyboards.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble, directed by baroque violinist Robert Mealy, is a postgraduate ensemble at the Yale School of Music dedicated to the highest level of study and performance of the Baroque repertoire. Using the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments’ set of new baroque instruments, members of the Ensemble go through an intensive one-year program of study, immersing themselves in the chamber and solo repertoire from 1600 to 1785 to create idiomatic and virtuosic performances of this music.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble plays on the YCMI’s collection of new baroque string instruments made by Jason Viseltear of New York City, after del Gesù, Amati, and Testore. Bows are also from the YCMI collection, made by David Hawthorne and Christopher English after seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century originals.

Admission to the performance is free. Morse Recital Hall is located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

Published February 4, 2013
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Yale Baroque Ensemble performs Nov. 30

Program features music from Corelli to Vivaldi

The Yale School of Music presents a recital by the Yale Baroque Ensemble on Friday, November 30 at 8 pm.

The members of the postgraduate ensemble — Holly Piccoli and Edson Scheid, baroque violins; Soojin Chung, baroque cello; and David Fung, harpsichord – will perform music spanning the early to the high baroque. The program will include both ensemble and solo works by Gabrieli, Castello, Merula, Corelli, Scarlatti, and Vivaldi.

The Yale Baroque ensemble is directed by early music specialist Robert Mealy. All four members of the ensemble are graduates of the Yale School of Music.

The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven. Admission is free.

For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu. MORE

Published November 27, 2012
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Members of Yale Baroque Ensemble perform Nov. 13

Recital features Holly Piccoli, violin & David Fung, keyboards

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments will present a recital by two members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm. Holly Piccoli, violin, and David Fung, piano and harpsichord, will perform music from the Baroque and Classical periods.

The program includes violin works by Castello, Biber, and Mozart, and keyboard works by Purcell, Scarlatti, and Mozart.

The concert takes at the Collection of Musical Instruments (located at 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven) and is free and open to the public.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the excellent acoustic of the upstairs gallery.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble, directed by baroque violinist Robert Mealy, is a postgraduate ensemble at the Yale School of Music dedicated to the highest level of study and performance of the Baroque repertoire. Using the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments’ set of new baroque instruments, members of the Ensemble go through an intensive one-year program of study, immersing themselves in the chamber and solo repertoire from 1600 to 1785 to create idiomatic and virtuosic performances of this music. The Yale Baroque Ensemble is presented in a series of concerts each year, including a special appearance last spring at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall as part of the Yale in New York series and an Italian tour with the Yale Schola Cantorum. As resident ensemble of the Collection of Musical Instruments, the Yale Baroque Ensemble performs recitals each term at 15 Hillhouse Avenue.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble plays on the YCMI’s collection of new baroque string instruments made by Jason Viseltear of New York City, after del Gesù, Amati, and Testore. Bows are from the YCMI collection, by David Hawthorne and Christopher English after seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century originals.

For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu.

Published November 9, 2012
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Yale Baroque Ensemble performs at the Collection Apr. 18

From Galant to Classical: chamber music of Couperin, C.P.E. Bach, and Haydn

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents the Yale Baroque Ensemble, its ensemble in residence, in a concert on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

The concert, which will feature chamber music of Couperin, C.P.E. Bach, and Haydn, will take place at 8 pm at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven).

The program is called From Galant to Classical and traces the transformation of style from the late Baroque to the Viennese Classical. The postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble (YBE) will perform sonatas, suites, and quartets using the Collection’s quartet of modern Baroque instruments. This concert will mark the debut of the Collection’s new set of Classical bows, made by Stephen Marvin.

One of Couperin’s Concerts Royaux will open the program, and a viola sonata by C.P.E. Bach will follow. The concert will conclude with Haydn’s Quartet in C major, Op. 20, No. 2.

Robert Mealy, called “a world-class early music violinist” (New Yorker) and praised for his “imagination, taste, subtlety, and daring” (Boston Globe), directs the ensemble.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the fine acoustic of the upstairs gallery, the venue for this performance. MORE

Published April 3, 2012
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Yale Baroque Ensemble performs Dec. 4

Concert explores extravagant & virtuosic music of the German Baroque

The Yale School of Music will present the Yale Baroque Ensemble on Sunday, December 4, 2011. Directed by faculty member Robert Mealy, the ensemble will perform extravagant and virtuosic music of the German Baroque, including music of Biber, Bach, Telemann, and more. The concert begins at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College St., New Haven.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble (YBE) is a postgraduate trio sonata ensemble whose members undertake a year of intensive study. This year’s members are Soo-Ryun Baek and Tess Isaac, baroque violin; Colin Meinecke, baroque viola; and Hannah Collins, baroque cello.

Robert Mealy, described by the New Yorker as “a world-class early music violinist,” directs the YBE. The ensemble will be joined in this performance by harpsichordist Avi Stein.

The concert will feature sonatas and overtures by Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann as well as the less-familiar Johann Rosenmüller and Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. The ensemble will also perform two works by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: “Die musikalische Fechtschul” (1668) and “Lamento sopra la morte di Ferdinando III” (1657).

In addition to featuring the full ensemble, the concert will also highlight each member in varied solos and duets. MORE

Published November 29, 2011
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Yale Baroque Ensemble performs at Collection Nov. 15

Members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble will give a baroque chamber recital on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 5 pm at the Collection of Musical Instruments. Tess Isaac, baroque violin; and Colin Meinecke, baroque viola; will be assisted by Avi Stein, harpsichord; and Hannah Collins, baroque cello.

The recital will feature music of Castello, Biber, Corelli, and Bach. Robert Mealy, described by the New Yorker as “a world-class early music violinist,” is a professor of violin and early music at Yale, where he directs the Yale Baroque Ensemble as well as the Yale Collegium Musicum players.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments is located at 15 Hillhouse Avenue. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble, directed by baroque violinist Robert Mealy, is a postgraduate ensemble at the Yale School of Music dedicated to the highest level of study and performance of the Baroque repertoire. Using the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments’ set of new baroque instruments, members of the Ensemble go through an intensive one-year program of study, immersing themselves in the chamber and solo repertoire from 1600 to 1785 to create idiomatic and virtuosic performances of this music. The Yale Baroque Ensemble is presented in a series of concerts each year, including a special appearance last spring at Carnegie’s Weill Hall as part of the Yale in New York series and an Italian tour with the Yale Schola Cantorum. The Yale Baroque Ensemble is the resident ensemble of the Collection of Musical Instruments, where it performs recitals each term. MORE

Published November 14, 2011
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The Yale Baroque Ensemble makes its Carnegie Hall debut April 25

The Yale in New York series at the Yale School of Music presents the Yale Baroque Ensemble in its Carnegie Hall debut on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 8 pm. The concert will take place in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY). The ensemble, directed by Robert Mealy, will perform a program of avant-garde music from the seventeenth century entitled Stylus Fantasticus.

Stylus Fantasticus celebrates the experimental and virtuosic chamber music of seventeenth-century Italy and Germany. The program will feature brilliant and rarely-heard chamber sonatas in the stilo moderno (modern style) by Dario Castello, Giovanni Paolo Cima, and Giovanni Battista Fontana, along with spectacular ensemble sonatas by Johann Schmelzer, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, and others.

Robert Mealy, described by the New Yorker as “a world-class early music violinist,” directs the Yale Baroque Ensemble (YBE). Harpsichordist Avi Stein and the current members of the postgraduate ensemble will be joined by YBE alumnni from previous years.

Tickets are $15–$25, and student and senior discounts are available. Purchase tickets online, call CarnegieCharge at 212 247-7800, or visit the Carnegie Hall box office.

About the Performers

The Yale Baroque Ensemble, directed by Robert Mealy, is a postgraduate trio sonata ensemble of two violins, cello, and keyboard dedicated to the highest level of study and performance of the Baroque repertoire. String players in the Ensemble go through an intensive one-year program of study, immersing themselves in the chamber and solo repertoire from 1600 to 1785. MORE

Published April 15, 2011
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Stylus Fantasticus: extravagant and experimental baroque sonatas at the Collection April 10

Robert Mealy directs the Yale Baroque Ensemble in virtuosic chamber sonatas

The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Baroque Ensemble on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 3 pm at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven). The ensemble, directed by Robert Mealy, will perform a program of avant-garde music from the seventeenth century entitled Stylus Fantasticus.

The program will celebrate the experimental and virtuosic chamber music of seventeenth-century Italy and Germany, and will feature brilliant and rarely-heard chamber sonatas in the stilo moderno (modern style) by Dario Castello, Giovanni Paolo Cima, Michelangelo Rossi, and Giovanni Battista Fontana, along with spectacular ensemble sonatas by Antonio Bertali, Johann Rosenmüller, Johann Schmelzer, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, and others.

Robert Mealy, described by the New Yorker as “a world-class early music violinist,” directs the Yale Baroque Ensemble (YBE). Harpsichordist Avi Stein and the current members of the postgraduate ensemble will be joined by YBE alumnni from previous years. This concert serves as a preview of the ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut, which will take place on April 25 as part of the Yale in New York concert series.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the fine acoustic of the upstairs gallery, the venue for this performance.

This concert is free, though tickets are required due to limited space. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit the School of Music’s website, call 203 432-4158, or visit the concert office in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street in New Haven. Tickets ordered by phone or web are subject to a $1 handling fee.

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Published April 1, 2011
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Yale Baroque Ensemble performs “Nuove musiche”: seventeenth-century masterpieces from Italy and Germany

YSM’s resident post-graduate ensemble performs on November 9, directed by Robert Mealy

Robert Mealy, director of the Yale Baroque Ensemble. Photo by Bob Handelman.

The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Baroque Ensemble, under the direction of Robert Mealy, in a program of “Nuove musiche” (new music) from the seventeenth century on Tuesday, November 9 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). This concert features works by Dario Castello, Giovanni Battista Fontana, Giovanni Battista Buonamente, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, and other composers who were experimenting with the possibilities offered by the invention of the sonata as a new art form. Their music is full of sudden harmonic surprises, brilliant virtuosity, and engagingly syncopated dance rhythms. Admission to the concert is free.

The members of the Yale Baroque Ensemble are Jae-Won Bang, Johanna Novom, and Jessica Park, baroque violin; Jacques Wood, baroque cello; and Avi Stein, harpsichord. The group, directed by baroque violinist and Yale School of Music professor Robert Mealy, is a postgraduate ensemble dedicated to the highest level of study and performance of the Baroque repertoire. Members of the Ensemble take part in an intensive one-year program of study, immersing themselves in the chamber and solo repertoire from 1600 to 1785. The ensemble uses instruments that are replicas created from baroque models. The replicas are part of a growing assortment of instruments available for performance provided by the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, where the ensemble is in residence.

The Yale Baroque Ensemble presents a series of concerts each year on campus, and will make a special appearance in April 2011 in Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall as part of the Yale in New York series. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music website or call 203 432-4158.

Published October 22, 2010
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