#Yale School Of Music

Descendants of early Black Yale graduates tell their stories

When Newman T. Baker first tried to play the washboard years ago, he had what he describes as an almost out-of-body experience. Though he had never played before, his hands seemed to glide over the ribbed surface of the board as if, he said, “my ancestors were showing me how to play.”
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Finger Lakes Times

Symphoria to perform at Smith Sept. 24

GENEVA — A different musician will be featured in Geneva Concerts’ presentation of Symphoria, the Orchestra of Central New York, next week. Tai Murray will be featured in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D-major, part of a program that will conclude with Beethoven’s 5th symphony. Originally, violinist Annelle Kazumi Gregory had been scheduled to perform José White Lafitte’s “Violin Concerto.”

Music on Norway Pond to host concert Saturday

Violinist Tessa Lark and pianist Amy Yang will play at the Hancock Common on Saturday at 4 p.m. Tessa Lark began playing violin at the age of 6 in central Kentucky and has kept in touch with her regional music roots all the way through graduation from the New England Conservatory of Music and winning the 2012 Walter M. Naumburg International Violin Competition in New York City. In 2020 she was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category and received one of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Emerging Artist Awards: the special Hunt Family Award. Recent honors include a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant.
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American Lyric Theater Announces New Resident Artists of Composer Librettist Development Program

American Lyric Theater has announced the three composers and librettists that have been selected to join the Composer Librettist Development Program as Resident Artists. The composers are Jasmine Arielle Barnes, Johanny Navarro, and Alex Weiser; the librettists are Joshua Banbury, Deobrah D.E.E.P. Mouton, and Marcus Yi. They will begin their fellowships in September, and will receive two years of professional mentorship, along with direct financial support, as they develop their craft.

Free classical concert slated at Why Sound studio Thursday

LOGAN – An unusual classical music concert is slated for Thursday at the Why Sound studio on Federal Avenue in Logan. The event will feature concert pianist Miki Sawada from Boston and is part of her Gather Hear Tour, an ongoing effort to perform in community gathering places in all 50 states.