Episode #7

Listen: Aaron Jay Kernis Concludes New Music New Haven Season

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Friday, August 07, 2015

Composer and Yale School of Music composition faculty member Aaron Jay Kernis Composer and Yale School of Music composition faculty member Aaron Jay Kernis (Brad Oliphant)

On April 30 ,2013, the last concert in the 2012-2013 season of New Music New Haven featured Aaron Jay Kernis, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Yale professor. Kernis shared the program with Yale graduate students Brendon Randall-Myers, Stephen Feigenbaum, Michael Holloway, Reena Esmail and William Gardiner.

Kernis's composition L'Arte Della Danssar for soprano, viola, flute, piccolo, percussion and harp explores the music and language of the 15th century. In it, he sets Italian texts that refer to dance.

Listen to individual pieces below.

Brendon Randall-Myers - Learning to Ride a Broken Bicycle

Stephen Feigenbaum - Spread

Michael Holloway - How to Fall Asleep

Reena Esmail - Jhula Jhule

William Gardiner - Prism

Aaron Jay Kernis - L’Arte Della Danssar

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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