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Yale Percussion Group february 20, 2010 robert van sice Artistic Director music of Cage De Mey Kagel Piazzolla Wood

Robert Blocker, Dean


february 20, 2010 · morse recital hall

Yale Percussion Group thierry de mey b. 1956

Musique de Tables (1987) Candy Chiu • Leonardo Gorosito Denis Petrunin

astor piazzola 1921-1992

L’histoire du tango Bordello, 1900 Café, 1930 Night Club, 1960 Candy Chiu marimba Dasha Nikolenko Guilani flute

james wood b. 1953

Rogosanti Michael Zell

john cage 1912-1992

Third Construction (1941) John Corkill • Leonardo Gorosito Denis Petrunin • Ian Rosenbaum Intermission

mauricio kagel 1931-2008

Dressur (1976/77) Candy Chiu • John Corkill • Ian Rosenbaum

Robert van Sice and the Yale Percussion Group would like to thank Adams/Pearl and Vic Firth for their long standing support of Yale School of Music’s percussion program.


the yale percussion group Robert Van Sice, Artistic Director

Founded in 1997 by Robert van Sice, the Yale Percussion Group has been called “something truly extraordinary” by composer Steve Reich and was a winner of the 2009 Percussive Arts Society Competition. It is comprised of young artists who have come from around the world for graduate study with Mr. van Sice at the Yale School of Music.

Robert van Sice has premiered more than one hundred works, including concertos, chamber music, and solos. He has made solo appearances with symphony orchestras and given recitals in Europe, North America, Africa, and the Far East. In 1989 he gave the first full-length marimba recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and has since played in most of Europe’s major concert halls, with many broadcasts by the BBC, Members of the Yale Percussion Group have Swedish Radio, Norwegian Radio, WDR, and gone on to form the acclaimed quartet So Radio France. Percussion and to perform with the Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Two, the Carnegie He is frequently invited as a soloist with Europe’s Hall Academy Ensemble, the Pittsburg New leading contemporary music ensembles and Music Ensemble, the Oslo Philharmonic, the festivals, including the London Sinfonietta, Auckland Philharmonic and the Orpheus Ensemble Contrechamps, and L’Itinéraire and Chamber Orchestra. Yale percussion students the Archipel, Darmstadt, and North American and graduates have recently won the Linz new music festivals. From 1988 to 1997 he (Austria) International Marimba Competition, headed Europe’s first diploma program for solo and the Concert Artist Guild Competition. marimbists at the Rotterdam Conservatorium. Recent alumni teach at institutions such as the University of Miami, University of Kansas, Cornell, Dartmouth, Peabody Conservatory, Michigan State, SUNY Stonybrook, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Baylor University, Conservatoire de Genève (Switzerland), and Bilbao Conservatory (Spain).

Mr. van Sice has given master classes in more than twenty countries and frequently visits the major conservatories in Europe as a guest lecturer. He joined the Yale faculty in the fall of 1997.


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February 21 vista 8 pm, Morse Recital Hall, Free A fresh look at chamber music. Selected students from the Yale School of Music discuss and perform Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2; Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango for flute and marimba; and Brahms’s Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60. Wendy Sharp, director.

February 23 orion quartet & peter serkin 8 pm, Morse Recital Hall Tickets $27-$34 / Students $14 Chamber Music Society at Yale Bach: Art of the Fugue, Contrapunctus I; Leon Kirchner: String Quartet no. 4 (2006); Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 74, “Harp”; and Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, with pianist Peter Serkin.

February 26 & 27 yale philharmonia 8 pm, Morse Recital Hall Free / ticketed Music for chamber orchestra. Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks; Concerto in D; Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto (with Woolsey Competiton winner Paul Won Jin Cho); Copland: Appalachian Spring (original version).

Robert Blocker, Dean

Yale Percussion Group  

February 20, 2010. Yale Percussion Group, under the artistic direction of Robert van Sice, performs works of Cage, de Mey, Kagel, Piazzolla,...

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