by Patricia Grandjean
Apr 11, 2011
03:54 PMBox Office
Benefit Concert for Japan
The Tokyo String Quartet joins with guest artists from the Yale School of Music to perform a Benefit Concert for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan on April 11 at 8 p.m. at Battell Chapel at 300 College St., New Haven. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to support its relief work.
The Tokyo String Quartet, one of the foremost chamber ensembles, joins with violinists Syoko Aki, Ani Kavafian, and Wendy Sharp; violist Ettore Causa, cellist Ole Akahoshi as well as the Linden String Quartet perform Barber’s Adagio and music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Fauré. The Linden String Quartet, a student group, performs a movement from Schumann’s “Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, no. 1,” and joins the Tokyo String Quartet in excerpts from Mendelssohn’s “Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20.”
In a press release, Robert Blocker, Dean of the Yale School of Music was quoted as saying, “This concert—presented at the request of the Tokyo String Quartet—is a musical tribute to our longstanding friendship, an offering of hope and solace to families and friends of those who lost their lives or were injured, and an opportunity for our community to acknowledge and experience the sanctity of art as a life force.”
If you can’t make it to the concert in person, you can watch it live in streaming video from the Yale School of Music Live website at music.yale.edu/media. Donations will also be accepted online.
Battell Chapel, corner of College & Elm streets, New Haven. Suggested donation $20; students $10. For tickets, call the box office at (203) 432-4158 or visit https://apps.commerce.yale.edu/arts/music/showSelectTickets.do or music.yale.edu/concerts/box.html. Tickets will also be available at the door.