Yale Concert Band February 16 concert to feature “The Firebird,” theater piece “Cave of the Winds"

16feb7:30 pm9:45 amYale Concert Band February 16 concert to feature “The Firebird,” theater piece “Cave of the Winds"Additional Music by Leonard Bernstein, Omar Thomas, Shuying Li7:30 pm - 9:45 am

Event Details

Thomas C.
Duffy, Music Director. Featuring:

“Suite from the Ballet “The Firebird’.” 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
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.

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

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


tickets required. Doors open at 7 pm.



(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:45 am


Woolsey Hall

500 College St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA


Yale University Bands

Stephanie Hubbard PO Box 209048

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