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Tiam Goudarzi, recorder and Paolo Zanzu, harpsichord perform Nov. 11

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Tiam Goudarzi, recorder

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments at the Yale School of Music presents Baroque recorder player Tiam Goudarzi and harpsichordist Paolo Zanzu on Wednesday, November 11 at 5:30 pm. The program, entitled Dissertazione corelliana (Corellian dissertation), explores the rise of the Roman school of instrumental music in the 18th century.

The duo will open and close the program with two sonatas from Arcangelo Corelli’s Opus 5. The collection was originally written as a set of 12 violin sonatas; Goudarzi and Zanu will open the program with the Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 5, No. 9 and will close with the Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 5, No. 1.

Zanzu will then play three short keyboard pieces by Domenico Scarlatti: the Sonata in A major, K. 113; Sonata in A major, K. 114; and Sonata in C minor, K 115. The pair will team up again for a performance of Georg Frideric Händel’s Recorder Sonata in D minor, HWV 367, and William Babell’s “Vo’ far guerra” from the opera Rinaldo. Zanzu will perform one more work for solo harpsichord, Händel’s Harpsichord suite in B-flat major, HWV 434, before the closing Corelli work.

The concert takes place at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven). Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and Yale employees, $10 with student ID. Purchase tickets online or call the Collection at 203 432-0822.

Original post by Dana Astmann.

Published October 31, 2015
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The Sebastians perform at the Collection of Musical Instruments Oct. 25

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents The Sebastians in a concert on Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 pm.

The performance, called Orfeo del Violino, will feature solo and trio sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and his predecessors.

“As the legendary Orpheus used his music as a rhetorical weapon, Corelli brought a new level of virtuosity and expression to violin playing,” explain The Sebastians about this program. “Corelli’s infectious harmonic and structural language took Europe by storm, but it was his older Roman compatriots, including Lelio Colista, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Alessandro Stradella, who set the stage.”sebastians

Praised as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging,” The Sebastians are in their fourth season as ensemble-in-residence at All Angels’ Church in New York City. The group’s core quartet is comprised of violinists Daniel S. Lee and Nicholas DiEugenio, cellist Ezra Seltzer,
and keyboardist Jeffrey Grossman. All except Grossman are alumni of the Yale School of Music. Founding members Lee and DiEugenio are the ensemble’s artistic directors.

The concert will take place at the Collection of Musical Instruments, located at 15 Hillhouse Ave. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and Yale staff, $10 for students. The concert will also stream live on the Collection’s website.

William Purvis is the Director of the Collection of Musical Instruments.
To purchase tickets, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Collection at 203 432-0822.

Original post by Dana Astmann.

Published October 14, 2015
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Opening the 2015-2016 Concert Series:
Nigel North

The Collection of Musical Instruments at the Yale School of Music presents Nigel North, lute, on SundayOctober 11, at 3:00 pm.

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North will open our concert series with a program entitled “A Decoration of Silence: Italian Lute Music from the 16th Century,” which will include music by Dowland, Byrd, de Rippe, Milano, and Dalza. 

North’s musical education was completed at the Guildhall School of Music (London), where he was appointed to the faculty at the age of 21. He has since taught at the Hochschule der Künste (Berlin), the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag (Netherlands), and since 1999 he has been Professor of Lute at Indiana University. He has toured throughout the world as a recitalist and as a soloist with the Academy of Ancient Music, The Brandenburg Consort, and The Orchestra of the Enlightenment. His recordings include the lute works of John Dowland and music by Bach (both 4-CD sets).

The concert will be held at The Collection of Musical Instruments located at 15 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and Yale employees, and $10 for students.
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For more information or to purchase tickets, the public should go to music.yale.edu, call 203 432-0822, or visit the Collection at 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven. The concert will also be streamed live via our website at collection.yale.edu/live

Published October 4, 2015
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El Mundo Ensemble

The Collection of Musical Instruments at the Yale School of Music presents the

El Mundo Ensemble on Sunday,
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at 3:00 pm.

El Mundo is a chamber group dedicated to the performance of sixteenth through nineteenth century Latin American, Spanish and Italian chamber music. Made up of some of the finest period instrument performers, El Mundo combines bowed strings with the rarely heard accompaniment forces of mixed guitars, lutes and percussion in a setting that recreates the distinctive Latin sound of the old and new world. With their flexible instrumentation El Mundo is adaptable to meet the changing needs of this diverse repertory with the appropriate flair and affect. With the addition of the wonderful singers, such as Jennifer Ellis Kampani and Nell Snaidas, El Mundo also performs exciting programs of cantatas, zarzuelas, romances, villancicos and tonos humanos that range from sublimely sensual to folk-like and light-hearted.

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Published April 7, 2015
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Artist Spotlight: Jacob Ashworth of the YBE

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments is pleased to feature Jacob Ashworth, violin, of the Yale Baroque Ensemble in concert this week. We thought it would nice to get to know a little bit more about this performer, who was kind enough to provide us the following commentary:

Jacob Ashworth
New York City, NY
Master of Music ’13, and Master of Musical Arts ’14, at the Yale School of Music

Previous Schools or Institutions attended:
Indiana University, Columbia University, Manhattan School of Music

What other musical ensembles do you contribute to outside of the YBE?
Cantata Profana (artistic director), Heartbeat Opera (co-music director)

Have you had any previous experience playing on a baroque instrument?
I began at Yale four years ago with Robert [Mealy]!

Could you describe your experience in the YBE thus far?
We are so lucky to get to spend our first years out of school all together in YBE. The camaraderie is always there and we’ve fashioned ourselves into a nice little group, hiding away in the baroque studio in the basement of Leigh Hall. Studying with Robert has been a dream and we’ve all come so far over the course of the year. We’ll be playing baroque music for years but I expect we’ll all be a little nostalgic for the time we’ve had here. Also, getting to perform at the collection is a rare treat.

What has been your favorite piece or composer in the YBE repertoire and why?
Biber, because he broke all the rules before there even were rules – the Enescu of the 17th century.

Jacob will be featured, along with Christopher Hwang, on the Collection’s upcoming concerts with the Yale Baroque Ensemble April 7th and 8th at 5:30. Members of the YBE and the YSM, Stephen Gamboa, Hye Jin Koh, Seul-A Lee, and Samuel Suggs will join them both as well. The YBE is directed by baroque violinist, Robert Mealy.
Published April 6, 2015
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Artist Spotlight: Christopher Hwang of the YBE

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments is pleased to feature Christopher Hwang, cello, of the Yale Baroque Ensemble in concert this week. We thought it would nice to get to know a little bit more about this performer, who was kind enough to provide us the following commentary:

Christopher Hwang
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Master of Music, ’13 and Artist Diploma, ’14 at the Yale School of Music

Previous Schools or Institutions attended:
Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of Toronto

What other musical ensembles do you contribute to outside of the YBE?
I had participated as a Baroque Cellist in music projects with Schola – Masaaki Suzuki and Yale Schola Cantorum, David Hill and the Yale Schola Cantorum, Simon Carrington and a recording of the Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine with David Hill and Yale Schola Cantorum.

Have you had any previous experience playing on a baroque instrument?
Before entering Yale Baroque Ensemble played in a baroque chamber music group for a semester at the YSM.

Could you describe your experience in the YBE thus far?
Playing part of the Yale Baroque Ensemble has been a very enlightening experience. Not only do I have to learn how to play the baroque cello and performing early music, I believe I had become a more sensitive player.

What has been your favorite piece or composer in the YBE repertoire and why?
Being part of YBE I would say my favourite composer that I had played so far would be CPE Bach. Even though his writing is closest to early Classical, it is still considered baroque music. CPE Bach was the second son of JS Bach but his music is much different in many ways. Especially the CPE Bach cello concertos (there are three), are just so well written and for an instrument that was not looked upon at that period as solo instrument.

Christopher will be featured, along with Jacob Ashworth, on the Collection’s upcoming concerts with the Yale Baroque Ensemble April 7th and 8th at 5:30. Members of the YBE and the YSM, Stephen Gamboa, Hye Jin Koh, Seul-A Lee, and Samuel Suggs will join them both as well. The YBE is directed by baroque violinist, Robert Mealy.
Published April 6, 2015
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Four Nations Ensemble concert

th_4nationsThe Collection of Musical Instruments at the Yale School of Music presents the Four Nations Ensemble on Sunday,
January 25
 at 3:00 pm.

Many Baroque composers traveled throughout Europe seeking patronage, education, and for holiday. These cultural exchanges allowed composers to wear different musical hats, i.e., to be German and compose in decidedly French or Italian styles. This concert will celebrate the virtuosity of these composers, including TelemannLeclairGeminianiHandel, and more.

The Four Nations Ensemble brings together soloists who are leading exponents of period instrument and vocal performance. The Ensemble has recently performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Boston Early Music Festival, and New York’s Mostly Mozart. MORE

Published January 23, 2015
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Concert season opens October 5 with Liederabend

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Martin Bruhns

The Collection’s annual concert series opens on Sunday, October 5. Baritone Martin Bruns and fortepianist Christoph Hammer will join forces for a Liederabend, an evening of art song.

Their program features Schumann’s Liederkreis, a cycle of twelve songs written on poetry taken from Joseph Eichendorff’s Intermezzo. Also on the program are selected songs by Schubert, Lachner, and Liszt.

The concert begins at 3pm at 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven. Tickets will go on sale in September. Single tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and Yale staff, and $10 for students.

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Published July 31, 2014
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Concert on November 4 will feature lutenist Hopkinson Smith

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Theorbo-lute by Sebastian Schelle, Nürnberg, 1726

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, the Swiss-based lutenist Hopkinson Smith will present a concert of music by J.S. Bach.

The event will take place at 5:30 pm in the Collection’s second-floor gallery of keyboard instruments.

Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and Yale staff, $15 for students. The Collection is located at 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven.

 

 

 

 

Published June 25, 2014
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Announcing the 2014–2015 concert season

concert-view-2The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments is pleased to announce its 2014–2015 concert season. In addition to its five-concert Sunday afternoon series, the Collection will also present a special event on November 4 as well as performances by the Yale Baroque Ensemble.

The season opens with a Liederabend (evening of song) on October 5, with baritone Martin Bruns and fortepianist Christoph Hammer. The two will perform Schumann’s Liederkreis as well as selected songs by Schubert, Lachner, and Listz. On November 16, the trio of John Holloway, violin; Jane Gower, dulcian; and Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord will perform a program called “Back to the Future”, featuring German and Italian music from the 17th century. MORE

Published June 25, 2014
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