The inaugural season of "Yale at Carnegie" will comprise five performances focusing mainly on chamber music, the first of which will feature the Tokyo String Quartet, pianist Claude Frank and the Alianza String Quartet (formed at Yale in 2004). They will perform Mendelssohn's Octet and Beethoven's String Quartet in C Minor on October 1 in Carnegie's Zankel Hall.
Other YSM performances in Carnegie's three halls this season include an evening of songs by Charles Ives at Weill next month, two more chamber concerts (programs to be announced) and an all-Prokofiev program in Stern Auditorium next May with the Yale Philharmonia and pianist Boris Berman, head of Yale's piano department. The orchestra's appearance in Stern last year with cellist Jian Wang was its first New York engagement in over a decade.
"Yale at Carnegie" follows up on the success of the school's Zankel Hall concert celebrating composer Martin Bresnick's 60th birthday in December 2006.