Remembering David Kraehenbuehl
A One-Day Conference at Yale University
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Please join us in New Haven on Saturday, April 21 for an informative and enjoyable day in which we remember the legacy of David Kraehenbuehl (1923-1997). A series of speeches, an oral history, and a piano master class are among the events throughout the day that will address Kraehenbuehl's contributions as a composer, a music educator, and a music theorist. The conference finale will be a performance of Kraehenbuehl's rarely heard masterpiece Drumfire for chorus and orchestra. The conference is sponsored by the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library and the David Kraehenbuehl Society, with additional support provided by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Yale School of Music, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the Neighborhood Music School.
Program at Sudler
Hall, Yale University,
100 Wall Street
Paper Session I
Moderator: Patrick McCreless
Speakers: Ted Coons, Larry Dissmore
11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Paper Session II
Moderator: Daniel Harrison
Speakers: Richmond Browne, Vanessa Hawes
Program at the Neighborhood Music School,
100 Audubon Street
Oral History: Remembering David Kraehenbuehl
Moderator & Interviewer: Vivian Perlis
Participants: Marie Kraehenbuehl, Sylvia Kraehenbuehl,
Charles Burkhart, Alvin Lucier
Master class of Kraehenbuehl's music for young performers
Martha Braden, Mary Bloom
Presentation on Kraehenbuehl and Piano Pedagogy
Performance of Kraehenbuehl's piano music
Concert at Battell Chapel, Yale University
Drumfire performed by the Amor Artis Chorale and Orchestra New
England Johannes Somary, conductor.
Morning and afternoon sessions are free and open to the public. The evening performance of Drumfire is a ticketed event, and tickets can be purchased at the door.
New Haven hotels provide accommodations at various price levels and include the New Haven Omni Hotel, which will serve as the home base for the conference presenters. Contact information for the Omni and other New Haven hotels can be found at:
Be sure to request the Yale rate when making reservations.
For additional information, please call 203-432-0492.