Yale Concert Band Winter Concert - “The Firebird,” “Cave of the Winds,” Bernstein, more

Event time: 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 7:30pm to 9:45pm
Woolsey Hall (WOOL) See map
500 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The Yale Concert Band, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director, presents an eclectic and exciting program:

• Igor Stravinsky’s 1910 debut of “The Firebird” launched him to the forefront of contemporary composers. The ballet, about a beautiful bird-woman who is captured by and later rescues a young prince, is widely praised for its symbiosis between décor, choreography, and music.

• “Cave of the Winds” by Russell Peck. This unique and mysterious theater piece is played from memory in the dark. The premise is that the members of the band are blind and can communicate only through touch and sound.

• “A Mother of A Revolution!” by Omar Thomas is a celebration of the bravery of trans women, and in particular, Marsha ‘Pay It No Mind’ Johnson, who is credited with being one of the instigators of the famous Stonewall uprising of June 28,1969 – one of the pivotal events of the LGBTQ liberation movement of the 20th century.

• A Leonard Bernstein triptych: “Almighty Father (Chorale from Mass), “Make Our Garden Grow” (from Candide), “Slava!”

• “Luminance” by Shuying Li explores the interplay between light and darkness, seeking to evoke a sense of radiance and brilliance through its music.