Upcoming Concerts

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

    Our first concert of the new year is a lilting reminder of simpler times, featuring two pieces portraying the perspectives of children. The Yale Symphony Orchestra presents Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, a fairy-tale ballet originally written as a piano duet for two children, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, said to represent a child’s view of heaven. Featuring Yale Glee Club in the world premiere of Caroline Shaw’s “Music in Common Time,” guest conducted by Yale Glee Club director Jeffrey Douma.

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

    In the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season, we pay homage to two great 20th century composers, both of whom took the music and ideals of the Romantic era into the Modern. Richard Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche,” the playful tune of a prankster, and his beautiful “Vier Letzte Lieder” lead to Igor Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” (1947). Stravinsky’s thrilling work uses strident brass, rolling drums, and famed arpeggios to tell the tale of an unhappy puppet, and we’re sure it will not disappoint.