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October 4, 2011

Newly launched calendar showcases University’s rich artistic activity

The Yale Arts Calendar (— a comprehensive, University-wide listing of performances, exhibitions, lectures and other activities related to the arts — has been launched by the Yale College Dean's Office. The calendar provides one-stop shopping for Yale and New Haven community members looking for a concert, play or talk to attend.

More info available at:

April 13, 2012

Obituary: Lili Chookasian, contralto, faculty member

Lili Chookasian, a renowned contralto who sang at the Metropolitan Opera and taught at the Yale School of Music, died peacefully in her sleep on April 10, 2012.

Chookasian was born in Chicago, on August 1, 1921 and celebrated her 90th birthday last summer. In her career, she appeared with many of the world’s major conductors, symphony orchestras, and recording and opera companies. Read more here...

April 18, 2012

Beinecke Talk ::: William Walton: Symphonies and Concertos

Wednesday, April 18 at 3:00 pm; Beinecke Library, Room 38/39
Italian musicologist, Paolo Petrocelli, will present a talk on the William Walton Symphonies and Concertos held at the Beinecke Library, as a result of the research conducted in coordination with William Boughton, music director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the NHSO Beinecke / Walton Project.

Paolo Petrocelli is a young arts administrator, entrepreneur, violinist, musicologist, and music journalist. He received his diploma in violin performance from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia and graduated in musicology from the Sapienza University of Rome. He was admitted to masters programs at City University London and Royal Holloway University. He specialized in the study of twentieth-century European music, with a focus on British composers.
Paulo has published various essays on the music of Sir William Walton and the book The Resonance of a Small Voice: William Walton and the Violin Concerto in England between 1900 and 1940 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing).

November 14, 2012

David Lang named Musical America’s Composer of the Year

David Lang’s early music, laced with elements of rock and minimalism, was at once bracing and controversial, heavily influenced by the Bang on a Can school he co-founded. As he tells critic Tim Page in Musical America’s tribute, however, “People should change as they get older, and I did.”
See full announcement here...

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