YSO 50 - Regular Season Finale in Woolsey Hall with Idil Biret and John Mauceri

Event time: 
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
Woolsey Hall See map
500 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Idil Biret, Piano

Toshiyuki Shimada and John Mauceri, Conductors

Charles Ives                                     The Unanswered Question

Daniel Schlosberg                             Small Talk (World Premiere)  

Paul Hindemith                                 Piano Concerto (1945)

Sir Edward Elgar                               Land of Hope and Glory from “Coronation Ode”

                                                       Janna Baty, Mezzo-Soprano

Adam Guettel                                  Overture to a Fairy Tale Adventure 

Leonard Bernstein (Arr. Mauceri)        Celebrations from “Mass” 

                                                       Kyle Guglielmo, Celebrant


                                                       Yale Glee Club, Jeffrey Douma, Music Director

                                                       Elm City Girls Choir, Rebecca Rosenbaum, Music Director

Richard Strauss                                 Festival Prelude                     

Event description: 

The program of YSO’s 50th season finale is of great historical significance to us. John Mauceri, former music director of the YSO (1968-1974), returns as guest conductor for the concert alongside the Yale Glee Club. The program features works by Yale composers, including a world premiere by YSO alumnus Daniel Schlosberg, Ives’ The Unanswered Question, Guettel’s Overture to a Fairy Tale, and Hindemith’s 1945 Piano Concerto, featuring Idil Biret, who performed with the YSO in Turkey in 2010, and recorded the complete Hindemith Piano Concerti with the orchestra on the Naxos label in 2013. Also featured are Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory from “Coronation Ode,” a work that Yale University established as a graduation processional, as well as Leonard Bernstein’s Celebration from “Mass,” arranged by Mauceri and performed on the Orchestra’s 1972 tour alongside Bernstein himself. Richard Strauss’s Festival Prelude, concludes a year of celebration and marks the commencement of a new era in Yale musical tradition.