Reinis Zarins won the Great Latvian Music Award in the category of “Outstanding Interpretation.”

MUS alum wins top Latvian award

April 18, 2012
Last month, classical pianist Reinis Zarins MUS ’09 was awarded the Great Latvian Music Award, the highest musical honor in Latvia, in the category of “Outstanding Interpretation.” The News spoke with Zarins about the award and his time at Yale. Q What did you win the Great Latvian Music award for? What does the “Interpretation” »
Despite a number of strong individual performances, the women’s track and field team struggled to medal this weekend.

TRACK | At Invitational, Bulldogs face stiff competition

April 9, 2012
Against a number of professional runners and top teams, including teams from Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth and Columbia, the men’s and women’s track and field teams each took home a medal at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton. The men’s weekend was highlighted by an impressive performance all around and a gold medal by Mike Levine »
The men’s track and field team took home five victories from UConn Saturday, while the women captured five of their own.

TRACK | Elis open outdoor season strong

April 3, 2012
After a two-week hiatus, both the men’s and women’s track teams were back in action this weekend for their first full team outdoor competition of the season. The Bulldogs competed at the University of Connecticut Invitational this weekend, and the women’s team ran an additional meet, the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State University. The »
Guitar Extravaganza, a Music School event, included seminars and panels on the understanding, playing and teaching of classical guitar.

Symposium focuses on guitar

March 26, 2012
The guitar took center stage at Sprague Hall this weekend. On Saturday, the School of Music hosted its seventh annual Guitar Extravaganza, gathering guitarists from across the globe to lecture on the intricacies of guitar playing and to perform both original compositions as well as classical arrangements. Entitled “The Guitar: Today and Tomorrow,” the symposium »

TRACK | Men’s and women’s teams each take second in 4 by 400

March 20, 2012
On Saturday, the men and women’s track teams kicked off their outdoor seasons at the Northridge Invitational, hosted by California State University, Northridge, where they took two second-place finishes. Yale only competed in the 4-by-400-meter races. The men’s team finished in a strong second place with a time of 44.06 seconds, just behind Cornell and »

TRACK | Elis struggle at Heps

February 28, 2012
Despite valiant efforts in their last indoor meet of the season, both the men and women’s track teams finished in last place at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in Ithaca, N.Y., this weekend. The men finished their first day of competition on Saturday with five team points, good for fifth place. This was in large »

“Shakespeare and Music” prof talks jigs, lute songs, the Bard

February 15, 2012
Judith Malafronte, professor at the Institute of Sacred Music and a mezzo-soprano soloist in opera, oratorio and recital, is teaching Shakespeare and Music this semester, a new course in the Freshman Seminar program. Malafronte talked to the News about how she shaped the course and her favorite Shakespearean works. Q. What was the impetus for »
Matthew Bieszard ’12, captain of the men’s track and field team, finished second in the 400-meter dash.

TRACK | Elis come up short

February 14, 2012
After showing significant promise last week at the Giegengack Invitational, both the men’s and women’s track and field teams came up short this Saturday in Cambridge against archrivals Harvard and Princeton. The Tigers and the Crimson dominated the men’s team. The Elis scored 13.00 points to Princeton’s 100.50 and Harvard’s 56.50. Despite a disappointing team »

At Art Gallery, uniting music and architecture

February 10, 2012
Last night, Yale’s art, music and architecture scenes merged in a single concert performed in the foyer of the Yale University Art Gallery. IGIGI, a student organization devoted to supporting budding composers on campus, held its second concert of the year, “Compositions Inspired by Kahn,” Thursday night before about 80 students and faculty members. The »

TRACK | Elis hit personal bests at Coxe Cage

February 7, 2012
The men’s and women’s track teams each collected four first-place finishes this weekend against teams that included Sacred Heart, St. Joseph’s and Ivy League rival Penn, as they hosted the eighth annual Giegengack Invitational at Coxe Cage. On Friday, the highlight for the men’s team was a podium-sweeping performance in the 5000-meter run. Isa Qasim »

TRACK | Bulldogs improve times at Terrier Invitational

January 31, 2012
Among teams from all over the east coast, the men’s and women’s track and field teams scored well but did not take home any gold medals this weekend at Boston College’s Terrier Invitational. The women’s day was highlighted by two second place finishes. Alexa Monti ’12 took silver in the 60-meter dash with a time »

TRACK | Elis fall to Columbia, Dartmouth

January 24, 2012
After showing promise against non-Ivy competitors at the Yale Invitational last Saturday, both the men’s and women’s track and field teams came up short against Ivy opponents this week. Both teams ended Saturday’s meet against Columbia and Dartmouth in Hanover in third and last place. The men’s team scored 46 points, shy of Dartmouth’s 62 »