Arts & Humanities


Learning to ‘re-see’ the pervasiveness of lyric poetry across cultures

September 19, 2023

As convenor of the Franke Lecture series this fall, Ayesha Ramachandran is inviting audiences to dive into lyric poetry — across time, cultures, and languages.

Rare recordings by Anthony Braxton enter library’s digital collections

September 19, 2023

Yale’s Irving S. Gilmore Music Library now houses a treasure trove of rare archival material from the influential jazz musician and composer Anthony Braxton.

Looking forward: Yale program helps Ukrainian refugees adapt to new lives

September 18, 2023

A program created by the Yale Center for Language Study offers practical skills — and community — to Ukrainian families trying to regain a sense of normalcy.

A concert celebrating the poetry of Langston Hughes

September 13, 2023

On Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m., two guest choirs will visit Yale to perform a concert of music celebrating the poems of Langston Hughes.

Windham-Campbell Festival to feature music, readings, food trucks, and more

September 13, 2023

Eight recipients of 2023 Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes will arrive at Yale Sept. 19 for a four-day festival that celebrates reading and the written word.

Sharing political theater from the Middle East with the West

September 12, 2023

In a Q&A, two Yale alumni discuss their work to promote cultural understanding by increasing access to and appreciation for Arab political theater.

In return to Yale, a rising star’s music takes center stage

September 12, 2023

On Sept. 18, a Grammy-winning choir will perform a composition by Ayanna Woods ’15, but it’s not the first time her music has been featured on campus.

From 80 to 54,000: Streaming access skyrockets visits to OHAM collection

September 11, 2023

Yale’s Oral History in American Music project, streaming since 2020, has collected and preserved interviews with major figures in American music since 1969.

Great Organ Music at Yale with James O’Donnell

September 11, 2023

On Sunday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m., faculty organist James O’Donnell will play music by Nielsen, Franck, and Widor on Yale’s famed Newberry organ.

School of Music’s Convocation celebrates the power of its art

September 8, 2023

The school’s kickoff to the academic year featured an address from newly arrived dean José García-León along with performances by faculty, students, and alumni.