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s tephen goss (b. 1964) Under Milk Wood Variations for narrator and four guitars I. First Voice II. Mr. Mog Edwards and Miss Myfanwy Price III. Lord Cut Glass IV. Captain Cat and Rosie Probert V. Mrs. Dai Bread Two VI. Mr. Waldo Richard Harrold, narrator Hans Garon, guitar Jangsoo Jun, guitar Ian O’Sullivan, guitar Bruno Roussel, guitar
heitor vill a-lobos (1887 -1959) Bachianas Brasilerias, No. 5 Aria (Cantilena) Robert Sharpe, guitar Alexander Smith, double bass
mario castelnuovo-tedesco (1895-1968) Guitar Quintet, Op. 143 I. Allegro, vivo e schietto II. Andante mesto IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco Marjolaine Lambert, violin Alexander Read, violin Amina Myriam Tébini, viola Nina Deb-Sen, cello Max Zuckerman, guitar
benjamin verdery (b. 1955) Give U.S. premiere written for the Thomas Offermann and the Rostock Guitar Ensemble dedicated to Edward Moore Kennedy Benjamin Verdery, conductor Hans Garon, guitar Chieko Hata, guitar Jangsoo Jun, guitar Ian O’Sullivan, guitar Simon Powis, guitar Bruno Roussel, guitar Robert Sharpe, guitar Max Zuckerman, guitar
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about the director Benjamin Verdery Distinguished as “an American original, an American master” by Guitar Review Magazine, guitarist and composer Benjamin Verdery has enjoyed an innovative and eclectic musical career. Since his 1980 New York debut with his wife, flutist Rie Schmidt, Benjamin has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America and has recorded and performed with such diverse artists as Leo Kottke, Hermann Prey, and John Williams. Benjamin has released over 15 albums, his most recent – Branches (Mushkatweek) – featuring arrangements of works by Bach, Mozart, Strauss, and Hendrix, and the traditional Amazing Grace. A prolific composer, Verdery has had many compositions performed and published over the years, most recently, Now and Ever for David Russell and Peace, Love and Guitars for John Williams and John Etheridge. Benjamin Verdery is the artistic director of the Yale Guitar Extravaganza and Art of the Guitar at the 92nd Street Y (New York), conducts an annual master class week on the island of Maui (Hawaii), and is an honorary board member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. He has been the chair of the guitar department at the Yale School of Music since 1985.
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Musique de Table: Telemann’s Tafelmusik 8 pm | Thu | Morse Recital Hall | Free Admission Festive baroque orchestral suites from Telemann’s Tafelmusik (1733). Performed by members of Robert Mealy’s class on baroque performance practice, with students playing on Yale’s own collection of baroque bows.
Yale Symphony Orchestra Commencement Concert 6 pm | Fri | Battell Chapel | Free Admission Toshiyuki Shimada, music director.
Yale Glee Club Commencement Concert 8 pm | Sat | Morse Recital Hall Tickets required; call 203 432-4136.
Yale School of Music Commencement Concert 4 pm | Sun | Morse Recital Hall | Free Admission Featuring outstanding performers from the Class of 2010.
Yale Band Twilight Concert 7 pm | Sun | Old Campus | Free Admission Thomas C. Duffy directs the Yale Concert Band.
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