Virtual Yale

Musetta’s Waltz Song from “La Bohème” (Brass 20th Anniversary)
August 3, 2021

Musetta’s Waltz Song from “La Bohème”

Giacomo Puccini, arr. Fred Mills

Trumpets: Elizabeth Meeker, Drew Mazurek

Horn: Junius Johnson

Trombone: Matt Pickett

Tuba: Matt Dell

Recorded 4/4/2006, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Listen to and watch the concert here

New Music Recital | Norfolk 2021 Virtual Concert Series
August 3, 2021

This New Music Recital was recorded on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. This streamed performance by the Mammoth Trio was performed by Norfolk Festival’s 2021 New Music Workshop composition fellows.

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The Birth of Athena
August 3, 2021

This month’s story, “The Birth of Athena,” is about the birth of the goddess Athena. This ancient Greek story is paired with a vessel called an amphora (ca. 540 B.C.), from the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection. As you listen, look closely at the amphora, noticing how the artists showed important parts of the story.

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Beads that Speak: Learning the Language of South African Beadwork
July 27, 2021

The Yale University Art Gallery has recently acquired an important collection of beadwork from South Africa. Beadwork has been a core element of personal decoration in this region since the 16th century, when traders from present-day Maputo, Mozambique, first began visiting the communities now known as Nguni (Ndebele, Swati, Xhosa, Zulu) and Sotho. The 93 items of dress and adornment that make up the collection were created between 1850 and 1910, a period when a massive influx of glass beads from Europe inspired a generation of female artists to develop innovative techniques and designs. Hlengiwe Dube, a beadwork artist and a specialist in traditional South African beadwork, guides a session in close looking via Zoom from her home in South Africa.

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One, Episode 21: Rudi Goblen, Christopher Betts, and Madeline Pages
July 27, 2021

In episode #21 of the Yale Schwarzman Center web series, “One,” dramaturg Madeline Pages YSD’22 speaks with playwright Rudi Goblen YSD’22 and director Christopher Betts YSD’21 about their work together on the play “littleboy / littleman” at Yale Cabaret. The interview focuses on the collaborative relationship between playwright and director.

Enjoy the discussion here