Monday, April 14, 2014

Yale Cellos delights midweek crowd in annual concert

With master cello teacher and conductor Aldo Parisot's paintings showing overhead and a packed house eating up the performances of 2014 grad students, Yale Cellos produced another moving night of music last week at Morse Recital Hall on College Street.
The night saw the debut of Ezra Laderman's challenging work “Second Partita” for unaccompanied cello played by faculty cellist Ole Akahoshi -- without a music stand or sheet music!
During the intermission (above), a thrilled Laderman, 89, said he was amazed that Akahoshi could play such a new piece from memory.
A sublime "Vivaldi" piece with the full ensemble after intermission was a crowd-pleaser, as was an encore showcasing the world-class talent of current players, not to mention the showmanship of 92-year-old Parisot.

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