Hillhouse High School Band to Perform with Yale Concert Band

New Haven

Yale Concert Band Presents "Historical Collaborations"

On Campus

Submitted by Stephanie Hubbard, Yale University Bands, on 2010-03-24.


Harold Shapiro

The Yale Concert Band, Thomas C. Duffy, music director (Woolsey Hall).

On Friday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Woolsey Hall, the Yale Concert Band, Thomas C. Duffy, music director, welcomes musical guests the Hillhouse High School Band, New Haven Symphony Orchestra Music Director William Boughton, and Dashon Burton, baritone.

Under the musical direction of Melinda Hartfiel, the Hillhouse High School Band will join the Yale Concert Band for Billy Madison's "Chasing the Storm" and Percy Aldridge Grainger's "Irish Tune from County Derry." NHSO maestro William Boughton will lead the band in Gustav Holst's "Second Suite in F." Yale Institute of Music student Dashon Burton, baritone, will sing "Songs of Abelard," Norman Dello Joio's beautiful voice and wind band setting of the tragic and triumphant tale of Heloise and Abelard.

The band celebrates William Schuman's centennial by performing his "New England Triptych," a suite based on three vocal pieces by colonial American composer William Billings ("Be Glad, Then, America," "When Jesus Wept," and "Chester.")

Other repertoire: Die Meistersinger Overture (Richard Wagner/trans. Mark Hindsley), Shakata: Singing the World Into Existence (Dana Wilson).

Admission is free.