Previous Concerts

  • with Sarah Switzer, viola
    winner of the 2018 William Waite Concerto Competition

    Sir Edward Elgar In the South, Op. 50 “Alassio”
    Bela Bartok Viola Concerto
    Christopher Theofanidis Rainbow Body
    Ottorino Respighi Pines of Rome

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  • Free concert featuring graduating members of the Yale Symphony Orchestra

    Morgan Jackson ’18 - “Irene & Hypatia”
    Bach - Double Concerto, 2nd movement (Cameron Daly ’18 and Stephen Tang ’18, Violin)
    Haydn - Cello Concerto in C Major: selections from 1st Movement (Paul Lee ’18, Cello)
    Hubay - “Hejre Kati” from Csarda No. 4 Op. 32 (Jennifer Cha ’18, Violin)
    Elgar - Cello Concerto, selections from 1st Movement (Kimberly Lai ’18, Cello)
    Shaw - Clarinet Concerto (selections) (Jacob Sweet ’18, Clarinet)
    Sibelius Symphony No. 2: 1st, 3rd and 4th Movements

  • 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” with soprano Lauren McQuistin 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.

  • 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 with soprano Jessica Pray, 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.