Thomas C. Duffy Yale Concert Band Spring Concert

Event time: 
Friday, April 14, 2023 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Woolsey Hall (WOOL) See map
500 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director.
Introducing the first annual “Thomas C. Duffy Yale Concert Band Spring Concert”: Director of Bands Thomas C. Duffy celebrated his 40th year at Yale in 2022. Yale Bands alumni and friends mounted a fundraising campaign to honor him by naming an annual concert after him. From this year forward, the Band’s April concert will be titled “The Thomas C. Duffy Yale Concert Band Spring Concert.”
• “The Seer” (Erik Santos). Based on the poems of Langston Hughes and others, this avant-garde piece is set in the style of early Delta blues singer Howlin’ Wolf. Feat. Albert Lee, tenor/narrator.
• “Riffs” (Jeff Tyzik). This concerto for drum set with a swing style and Afro-Cuban flavor turns the traditional wind band into a huge jazz ensemble, with the drum set soloist leading the way. Feat. Makana Medeiros, Yale School of Music ’23, drum set.
• “Shut Out” by deaf composer Tyler Mazone is a piece about the experience of being a disabled person and not quite fitting into society. Feat. Brian Coffill (Director of Instrumental Ensembles, Randolph Macon College), guest conductor.
• “Serenade for Wind Nonet” (Katahj Copley). This chamber piece for nine musicians explores the journey of finding love again after recovering from the heartbreak of a failed relationship.
• “Peace Dancer” (Jodie Blackshaw). Inspired by the Australian First Nations book of the same name by Roy Henry Vickers (Squamish Nation).
• Other repertoire: “Postcard” (Frank Ticheli) and “La Oreja de Oro” (Mariano San Miguel

No tickets required. Yale-approved masks (N95, KN95, KF94 or ASTM) are required for all audience members.