Episode #15

Listen: Instrumental Colors Shine with Bresnick, Kernis and Theofanidis

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Twosense (Stephen S. Taylor)

On Nov. 20, 2014, instrumental duets took center stage at this season's New Music New Haven series at the Yale School of Music, with duets by faculty composers Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis and Christopher Theofanidis alongside larger chamber works by graduate student composers Tiange Zhou and Liliya Ugay.

TwoSense – cellist Ashley Bathgate and pianist Lisa Moore – performed Second Ballad by Kernis and Prayers Remain Forever by Bresnick, while flutists Andrew Robson and Victor Wang presented Kaoru by Theofanidis. Zhou writes of her Peony Pavilion, a Glance for strings, winds and percussion that it is a glimpse into late 16th-century China through a "contemporary kaleidoscope," while Ugay played the piano in her Third World Fable for violin, cello and piano.

Listen to individual pieces below.

Tiange Zhou - The Poeny Pavilion, a Glance

Liliya Ugay - Third World Fable

Christopher Theofanidis - Kaoru

Aaron Jay Kernis - Second Ballad

Martin Bresnick - Prayers Remain Forever


Q2 Music and the Yale School of Music are partnering to bring you on-demand streaming audio of the university's exciting New Music New Haven concert series, which showcases graduate student work alongside that of the School's deep bench of faculty composers.

Recorded by Eugene Kimball for New Music New Haven.

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