Monday, April 23, 2012

John Bruce Yeh: He's Our Man

John Bruce Yeh has had a special relationship with MYA since 2001, when he was our guest artist for a performance of the Corigliano and Copland Clarinet Concertos with Symphony Orchestra.  He returns next Sunday, April 29, to perform a Chicago premiere of Liquid Melancholy, a piece MYA commissioned from James Stephenson, MYA parent (Deanna/violin/Concert) and composer.  Pictured below is the rehearsal with the orchestra before John left on tour to Russia with the CSO.  For those of you who think you don't like "new" music, you won't feel this way when you hear Jim's listener friendly, driving and energetic piece. You won't want to miss the artistry John always displays and hearing this wonderful new solo for clarinet. Tickets will be available at the door at Pick Staiger Concert Hall.  The concert starts at 6 p.m.  All MYA students receive comp tickets to this concert and any other they aren't performing in.

John Bruce Yeh accepts the MYA Take Note Award at the 7th Annual MYA Benefit on April 14, 2012

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