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Ole Akahoshi cello

Elizabeth Parisot piano

morse recital hall

May 4, 2011 • Friday at 8 pm Music of XXXXXXX

Robert Blocker, Dean

o l e a k a h os h i & el iza beth par i sot May 4, 2012 • Sprague Memorial Hall • Faculty Artist Series

Ole Akahoshi, cello Elizabeth Parisot, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791

Sonata for violin and piano in B-flat Major, K. 378 Allegro moderato Andantino sostenuto e cantabile Rondeau – Allegro

Ottorino Respighi 1879–1936

Sonata for violin and piano in B minor (1917) Moderato Andante espressivo Passacaglia – Allegro moderato ma energico intermission

Maurice Ravel 1875–1937

Sonate pour violon et piano Allegretto Blues – Moderato Perpetuum mobile – Allegro

Friedrich Kreisler 1875–1962

Praeludium and Allegro Caprice Viennois Danse Espagnole, from Manuel de Falla’s La Vida Breve

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

About the Artists

Elizabeth Parisot, pianist, received her DMA from the Yale School of Music in 1973 and has served on the faculty of the School since 1977. She has appeared in solo and chamber music concerts throughout the world, performing at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, the National Gallery (Washington, D.C.), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), the Hispanic Institute (Madrid), and the Jerusalem Music Center. With her husband, Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot, she has toured extensively, joining him in sonata performances as well as in chamber music with other renowned artists. She served as coordinator and performing artist at the Aldo Parisot International Competitions and Courses in Brazil for several

years and has also been a guest artist at the International Music Institute in Santander, Spain, the Banff Festival of the Arts (Alberta, Canada), and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Past tours have included concerts in Korea and Italy with violinist Kyung Hak Yu and performances with faculty colleagues Erick Friedman and Aldo Parisot in Taiwan. She has also performed recently with Yo-Yo Ma, Janos Starker, and Ralph Kirshbaum. A collabarative artist with cellists for many years in concerts, master classes, and competitions worldwide, Ms. Parisot was awarded the title “Grande Dame du Violoncelle” in 2007 by the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at Indiana University “in recognition of her universal contributions to the art of cello playing and cellists.” Elizabeth Parisot has numerous recordings to her credit, including the two Brahms sonatas for cello and piano with her husband Aldo Parisot (Musical Heritage Society); music by Leo Ornstein and Alexei Haieff for cello and piano with Italo Babini (Serenus); Cellists from Yale issued in Brazil (Phonodisc); The Yale Cellos of Aldo Parisot and The Yale Cellos Play Favorites (Delos); three CDs with Queen Elizabeth Competition winner NaiYuan Hu; a disc with cellist Carol Ou; music by Ezra Laderman with violinists Erick Friedman and Kyung Yu and cellist Pansy Chang (Albany Records); and works by Strauss and Prokofiev with violinist Kyung Yu.

About the Artists

Tsuda Hall (Tokyo), Seoul Arts Center (Korea), Wigmore Hall (London), and Berliner Philharmonie. He has made recordings for the Albany, New World Records, Composers Recording Inc., Calliope, Bridge, and Naxos labels.

Recently hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his “technical solidity, perfect intonation, and large edgeless tone of buttered-rum quality,” cellist Ole Akahoshi from Germany has concertized on four continents in recitals as well as soloist with orchestras, such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin, Symphonisches Orchester Berlin, and the Czechoslovakian Radio Orchestra. Winner of numerous competitions including the Concertino Praga and Jugend Musiziert, Mr. Akahoshi’s performances have been featured on CNN, NPR, Sender-FreiesBerlin, RIAS-Berlin, Hessischer Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Korean Broadcasting Station, and WQXR. He is a recipient of the fellowship award from Charlotte White’s Salon de Virtuosi. Mr. Akahoshi has performed in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Suntory Hall and

Mr. Akahoshi has collaborated with the Tokyo String Quartet, Sarah Chang, Erick Friedman, Syoko Aki, Ani Kavafian, ChoLiang Lin, Gil Shaham, Joel Smirnoff, Chee-Yun, Toby Appel, Jesse Levine, Edgar Meyer, Boris Berman, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Garrick Ohlsson, Elizabeth Sawyer Parisot, Frank Morelli, David Shifrin, Ransom Wilson, Myung Wha Chung, Aldo Parisot, Janos Starker, Wiener Philharmoniker principal flutist Wolfgang Schultz and principal violist Heinz Koll, and harpist Naoko Yoshino. He has served as faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Camp Encore/ Coda, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Festival des Artes de Itu Brazil, and at the Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea, where he gives classes every summer. He has served as a judge of numerous competitions including the Juilliard Concerto Competition, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Competition, and the William Waite Concerto Competition. At age eleven Mr. Akahoshi was the youngest student to be accepted by Pierre Fournier. He received his bachelor’s degree from Juilliard and his master’s degree from Yale, where he studied with Aldo Parisot. He also received an artist diploma from

Faculty Artist Series

Featuring performances by Yale School of Music faculty Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall Free Admission

Wendy Sharp, violin

Benjamin Verdery, guitar

november 6

november 29

Sunday at 4 pm With Joel Wizansky, piano. Music of Beethoven and Brahms, plus Korngold’s Much Ado about Nothing Suite and Lisa Bielewa’s Meditations from The Lay of the Love and Death.

Tuesday at 8 pm Music by Yale composers: Martin Bresnick, Chris Theofanidis, Ezra Laderman, David Lang, Jack Vees, and Benjamin Verdery.

David Shifrin, clarinet

Ettore Causa & Boris Berman

november 15

november 30

Tuesday at 8 pm Clarinetist David Shifrin performs with faculty, student, and alumni guests. Featuring music of Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, Joan Panetti, and more.

Wednesday at 8 pm Ettore Causa, viola, and Boris Berman, piano, perform sonatas of Franck and Shostakovich.

Upcoming Events

Willie Ruff + Whole Drum Truth november 4 Morse Recital Hall | Fri | 8 pm Ellington Jazz Series The Whole Drum Truth, a quartet of modern jazz drummers led by Albert “Tootie” Heath, performs with French horn player Willie Ruff and multistyle violinist Mari Black. Tickets $20–$30, Students $10 november 5

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio november 8 Morse Recital Hall | Tue | 8 pm Oneppo Chamber Music Series “One of the best-blended, most sensitive, and intelligent piano trios in the world today” (New York Times) performs trios of Beethoven, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and Tchaikovsky. Tickets $25–$35, Students $15

Boston Museum Trio

Yale Art Gallery | Sat | 10:30 am The members of The Whole Drum Truth mentor local young jazz drummers in an open workshop. Free admission.

november 13 Collection | Sun | 3 pm Collection of Musical Instruments

Master Class with Alan Held november 8 Morse Recital Hall | Mon | 7 pm Yale Opera Bass-baritone Alan Held works with singers from Yale Opera in an open master class. Free admission.

French and German baroque music, including works by Rameau, Marais, Leclair, Buxtehude, and Bach. Featuring the Collection’s two-manual harpsichord by Blanchet the Elder (Paris, ca. 1740). Tickets $20, Seniors $15, Students $10

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Robert Blocker, Dean

Ole Akahoshi and Elizabeth Parisot  

Yale Faculty Artist Series