From the Yale Symphony Orchestra:
The Yale Symphony Orchestra concludes its 50th Anniversary Season at New York’s Carnegie Hall. 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 Adventure, 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 Celebrations 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.