Yale Bulletin and Calendar

September 1, 2000Volume 29, Number 1

Award-winning organist Martin Jean will perform works by J.S. Bach and other composers on Yale's famed Newberry Memorial Organ on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Convocation and organ concerts open new music season

The School of Music will celebrate the start of the new academic year with its annual Convocation and will kick off its Great Organ Music at Yale series with a performance by renowned organist and faculty member Martin Jean.

Opening concert and Convocation

The school will officially open the 2000-2001 season with its traditional Convocation and concert on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. in Morse Recital in Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is the first of 300 concerts the School of Music presents each year. It celebrates the start of the new academic year and is designed to introduce the community to new students and faculty.

This year's performers include William Purvis, the newly appointed professor of horn; baritone Patrick Carfizzi, one of five recent alumni who are now on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera; award-winning cellist and new School of Music student Sophie Shao; and sisters Ellen, Julie and Jennie Jung, a violinist, cellist and pianist, respectively, who are all students at the School of Music.

'Great Organ Music' concerts

Award-winning organist and faculty member Martin Jean will kick off the Great Organ Music at Yale series on Sunday, Sept. 10, with a recital at 8 p.m. on Yale's famed Newberry Memorial Organ in Woolsey Hall, corner of Grove and College streets.

Jean's program, titled "B-A-C-H at Woolsey," includes works by J.S. Bach and by other composers who elaborated on the musical spelling of Bach's name. These composers include Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann, Milos Sokola, Francis Poulenc, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Max Reger.

The recital is the first of seven offerings planned this season as part of Yale's "Great Organ Music" series. A $5 donation is requested at the door. For further information, call (203) 432-4157 or visit the School of Music website at www.yale.edu/ schmus.

Jean, associate professor of organ at Yale's School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, has won two of the most prestigious organ competitions in the world. In 1986 he was awarded first prize at the International Grand Prix de Chartres, held biannually at Chartres Cathedral in France, and in 1992 he won first prize at the National Young Artists' Competition in Organ Performance, held biannually by the American Guild of Organists. Since then he has performed in nearly all 50 U.S. states, and has also performed in Canada, Korea and Europe.

In addition to his Great Organ Music recital, Jean will continue his presentation of the complete organ works of J.S. Bach with a concert on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. at the United Church on the Green (located on the Green at Temple Street). The organist began the series in January of this year and has since performed eight recitals. For his recital on Sept. 17, he will be joined by School of Music colleague Richard Lalli, baritone. The event is free and open to the public.

Jean will present seven more Bach recitals through Feb. 18 on the Yale campus and other New Haven sites. Information on upcoming offerings will appear in future issues of the Yale Bulletin & Calendar.


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