The Yale School of Music continues its 2012-2013 Yale in New York season of celebrations with a program of festivities dedicated to Mozart's Birthday, on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 7:30PM in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Performed on the actual anniversary of his birth, 257 years to the day, Yale celebrates Mozart in the context of composers he both influenced and was influenced by, with a program packed with variations and reinterpretations. It features an all-star faculty performance of one of Mozart's masterpieces of the chamber repertoire, the Piano Quintet in G minor, with pianist Peter Frankl, violinist Ani Kavafian, violist Ettore Causa, and cellist Ole Akahoshi.
Pulitzer Prize winner and Yale faculty and graduate Aaron Jay Kernis offers a contemporary perspective, playfully imagining the composer's travels through the United States and encountering its unique musical styles in his piece, Mozart en Route, a three-minute string trio.
The concert also features Mozart's own transcriptions for string trio of three selected fugues by J.S. Bach, for which Mozart also wrote accompanying preludes. Beethoven's seven variations on a theme from The Magic Flute will be performed by cellist Ole Akahoshi and pianist Melvin Chen, a graduate of Yale College who re-joined the Yale School of Music faculty this year as the new Deputy Dean and Associate Professor of Piano.
Joining the faculty performers on the program are current Yale students and recent alumni including violinists Nayeon Kim and Benjamin Hoffman, violist Kendra James, and cellist Arnold Choi.
Tickets at $15-$25 can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall box office (57th Street and 7th Ave.), by calling CarnegieCharge at 212/247-7800, or at www.carnegiehall.org. Student and senior discounts are available.