Philharmonia celebrates French impressionism, Catalan music

For its upcoming concert, the Yale Philharmonia will take a New Haven audience to Western Europe as it prepares to play some of the most iconic works in the history of French and Spanish music.

Tonight, the Yale School of Music will welcome Yongyan Hu to conduct the Philharmonia in a concert at Woolsey Hall. The concert will feature pieces by French impressionist composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, along with a piece by Catalan composer Xavier Montsalvatge. The 2014 Woolsey Concerto Competition winner, Aleksandra Romano MUS ’14, a mezzo-soprano vocalist who is currently a member of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, will perform with the Philharmonia on the Montsalvatge piece. Guest conductor Yongyan Hu, who has conducted many orchestras across the world and collaborated with renowned musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman, described the program as

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