April 7, 2015

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater contemporary music series

Premiere of Bits Into Pieces for pianist Jeri-Mae Astolfi who also plays touch-controlled iPads. Using TC-11 real-time synthesis software created by Kevin Schlei. See Also featuring a performance of Three Postcards from Paris. 

Astolfi just issued Wisconsin Soundscapes, a CD that includes Midwestern Mythologist and pieces by other five composers, colleagues of mine. They are available on Ravello Records.

Accordionist Stas Venglevski just issued Stas Venglevski Today & Yesterday that includes first recordings of my The Bogen Songs, Aprés Rameau: Les Poulets de Mequon, and Incipit Vita Nova.

Premiere of Summer Ostinato for two accordions on September 20, 2015 on the Music From Almost Yesterday Concert series in Milwaukee.

Spring 2016

On May 22, Sunday was the first in-house performance of and sections from my new saxophone quartet’s middle movement “The Center Does Not Hold”. Commissioned by Ancia Saxophone Quartet of Minneapolis. Complete premiere is planned in 2016-17 season.

Fall 2016

“Tandem Pieces”, a new piece for French horn and accordion will premiere in September of 2016 with Greg Flint, horn, and Stas Venglevski, bayan.

Spring 2017

A Yehuda Yannay Autobiographical Concert with a premiere of his Two Alleys in Old Tel-Aviv for string quartet has taken place in Berlin on April 30, 2017 at the Mendelssohn  Foundation. The Gutmann-Maile Ensemble Berlin  performed the piece twice, with an interlude with the composer’s comments.

Upcoming commissions for choir and a bassoon solo work

 Spring 2019

Music From Almost Yesterday Concert on April 4, 2019 premieres In Conclusion for Accordion and Piano with Stas Venglevski and Jeri-Mae Astolfi at UWM.

House Concert 2019 on May 19, 2019 includes a performance of 5 pieces for 3 players with Matt Sinchak, soprano sax, Chris Zello, clarinet and Carl Storniolo, marimba.

Yannay just completed  The Suspicious Saxophone commissioned by Matt Sintchak for solo tenor and soprano saxs.

In June 2018 the Gutmann-Maile Ensemble Berlin premiered “Berlin Music” for  string trio on a concert series in Steglitz-Berlin. The Ensemble is scheduled to present another Yannay composer portrait at the Mendelssohn Foundation in Berlin in November 2019. It will include a double performance of  “Berlin Music” and “Visions of Y” for viola and piano.