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Wei-Yi Yang piano horowitz piano series Boris Berman, Director march 30 2009 music of Bach Brahms Couperin Granados Janรกcek Liszt Ravel Tchaikovsky

Robert Blocker, Dean


march 30, 2009 · 8 pm Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750

Overture in the French Style, BWV 831 Ouverture Courante Gavotte I & II Passepied I & II Sarabande Bourrée I & II Gigue Echo

Maurice Ravel 1875-1937

Oiseaux tristes from Miroirs (1905)

Enrique Granados 1867-1916

Quejas, ó la maja y el ruiseñor (Lament, or the maiden and the nightingale) from Goyescas (1911)

Leos Janácek 1854-1928

They Chattered Like Swallows from On An Overgrown Path, Book 1 (1908)

François Couperin 1668-1733

Canaries et Double from Pièces de clavecin, 2e ordre (1730)

Piotr Tchaikovsky 1840-1893

March: Skylark from The Seasons (1876)

Franz Liszt 1811-1886

Saint François d’Assise prêchant aux oiseaux from Légendes (1863) intermission

Johannes Brahms 1833-1897

Fantasies, Op. 116 Capriccio: Presto energico Intermezzo: Andante Capriccio: Allegro passionato Intermezzo: Adagio Intermezzo: Andante con grazia ed intimisso sentimento Intermezzo: Andantino teneramente Capriccio: Allegro agitato

As a courtesy to the performers and audience members, turn off cell phones and pagers. Please do not leave the concert hall during selections. Photography or recording of any kind is not permitted.


Wei-Yi Yang piano

Internationally acclaimed pianist Wei-Yi Yang enjoys a flourishing concert career, appearing before audiences in North and Central Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia in solo recitals, chamber music concerts and with symphony orchestras. Most recently, Mr. Yang was praised by the New York Times as the soloist in a “sensational” performance of Messiaen’s TurangalîlaSymphonie at Carnegie Hall. Winner of the Gold Medal and Grand Prize in the Fifth San Antonio International Piano Competition, Mr. Yang has performed in such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, Merkin Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, South Korea; the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow, the Great Hall in Leeds, England, the Royal Dublin Society, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, among many other major concert stages around the world. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Yang has performed with members of some of the world’s finest ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, Orpheus and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestras, the London Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Orquestra do Estado de Sao Paulo, and Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society.

Born in Taiwan of Chinese and Japanese heritage, Mr. Yang was first educated in the United Kingdom, then as a scholarship recipient under the tutelage of Russian pianist Arkady Aronov at the Manhattan School of Music. Additionally, Mr. Yang has worked with such artists as Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Vera Gornostaeva, Byron Janis, Murray Perahia, and the late Hans Graf. Under the guidance of Boris Berman, Mr. Yang was awarded a doctorate in musical arts by the Yale School of Music in 2004. In addition to receiving numerous awards and fellowships, Mr. Yang has also garnered top prizes in the Manhattan Concerto Competition, New York’s FiveTown Arts Foundation Competition, the San Jose International Piano Competition, and the Long Island Young Artist Competition. Mr. Yang co-founded the award winning Soyulla Ensemble, which recently debuted at Alice Tully Hall, toured Korea, and released a CD on the Renegade Classics label. Mr. Yang’s performances have been featured around the globe via international television, radio, and web broadcasting medias. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Yang has appeared at festivals in Novi Sad (Serbia), Monterrey (Mexico), Kotor (Montenegro), Norfolk (Connecticut), Napa Valley, and La Jolla (California). Wei-Yi Yang joined the faculty at Yale University in 2005.


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April 2 new music new haven

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8 pm, Sprague Hall Martin Bresnick, featured faculty composer. Featuring Bresnick’s Caprichos Enfáticos with pianist Lisa Moore and So Percussion. Also, Ted Hearne: Music for brass quintet plus 3 oboes and 2 bassoons; Andrew Norman: Lost Time for solo piano; Polina Nazaykinskaya: Three Fairy Tales for mezzo-soprano; and Naftali Schindler: Violin Duet. Free.

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concerts & media Vincent Oneppo Director Dana Astmann Assistant Director Monica Ong Design Manager Tara Deming Operations Manager Christopher Melillo Operations Assistant Manager Danielle Heller Box Office Coordinator Kelly Yamaguchi-Scanlon Accomodations & Travel Brian Daley Piano Curator William Harold Piano Curator recording studio Eugene Kimball Director / Recording Engineer Jason Robins Assistant Recording Engineer

April 4 yale philharmonia 8 pm, Woolsey Hall Shinik Hahm, music director. Featuring Mahler’s epic Fifth Symphony as well as Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, conducted by Farkhad Khudiyev, and SaintSaëns’ Cello Concerto, with Woolsey Concerto Competition winner Ashley Bathgate. Free.

April 7 nash ensemble 8 pm, Sprague Hall From London, a program for clarinet, horn, string trio, and piano. Vaughan Williams: Quintet in D major (1898); Dukas: Vilanelle for horn and piano; Schumann: Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola, and piano, Op. 132; Dvorák: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major. Tickets: $27-34, Students $14.

April 23 boris berman 8 pm, Sprague Hall Chopin: Barcarolle, Polonaise Fantasie, Nocturnes; Debussy: Images (Books 1 and 2), Estampes. Tickets: $10-18, Students $5.


Wei-Yi Yang, piano: horowitz piano series  

The March 30, 2009 program of Yale faculty member Wei-Yi Yang included Bach’s French Overture (Partita) in B minor, BWV 831, as well as a co...

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