Episode #10

Listen: Yale Philharmonia Premiers New Works for Orchestra

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Shinik Hahm, conducting faculty, profile photo (Bob Handelman)

On December 12, 2013, New Music New Haven presented New Music for Orchestra, featuring music composed by Yale graduate students and the Yale Philharmonia, led by maestro Shinik Hahm.

Bálint Karosi's Dancescapes, as the titles suggests, is a set of four dances for orchestra. Following the trend of tell-tale titles, shall efface by James Rubino presents a programmatic journey where the audience is well aware of the ending from the very beginning of the piece. Ben Wallace's Five Gifts for an Old Friend is a new set of variations to expand upon an old theme, and Brendon Randall-Myers presents a cautionary tale about the potential dangers of Indefatigable Optimism. 

Listen to individual pieces below.

Bálint Karosi - Dancescapes

James Rubino - shall efface

Ben Wallace - Five Gifts for an Old Friend

Brendon Randall-Myers - Indefatigable Optimism

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 student-composers alongside the School's deep bench of faculty composers.

Recorded by Eugene Kimball for New Music New Haven.

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