AYA and International Festival of Arts & Ideas Weekend

AYA and International Festival of Arts & Ideas Weekend
Sat, 06/11/2011 (All day) - Sun, 06/12/2011 (All day)

AYA and International Festival of Arts & Ideas Weekend

Dear Yale University Alumni,

Greetings from The Association of Yale Alumni!  We write to let you know about a new partnership between New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas and the AYA on June 11 and 12 in New Haven. 

Great Tickets
This year, the AYA and the Festival offer a $75 package of VIP “No queue, Preferred and Reserved” tickets for you and your guests on the weekend of June 11 and 12.  Forget about long lines and arriving hours before a concert or talk begins to stake out your seating.  Simply present your tickets at the VIP area as late as 15 minutes prior to an event and enjoy seating with great sound and views of the artists and other presenters! 

Special VIP Event  - NEW VENUE - The Yale College Dean's House
A special feature of this AYA/Festival ticket package includes an invitation to you and your registered guests to attend a private Welcome Reception at the Yale College Dean's House, 202 Prospect St. Provost Peter Salovey, Ph.D. ’86 will welcome you and give you a University update.  Following this, Professor Charles Bailyn ’81 inaugural Dean of Faculty, Yale/ National University of Singapore Liberal Arts College will present a Yale/NUS overview and update on this exciting partnership. Register and enjoy the architecture, the art collection, and the conversation along with a seasonal summer supper.

To register for this special Yale Alumni package, click here.

Here is an hour-by-hour schedule:


Walking Tour & Woolsey Hall Newberry Organ DemonstrationCITIES - Newberry Organ
Woolsey Hall

10:30 a.m.

Enter Woolsey Hall via the Rotunda entrance to see, hear, and explore the Newberry Organ, Yale’s own “King of Instruments.”

Lunch on your own, may we suggest Mory’s (membership required), or any of the great restaurants on Chapel or Crown Streets?

Festival Keynote Speech: Yo-Yo Ma of the Silk Road Connection

Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College Street (at the corner of Wall St.)
3:00 p.m.

AYA/VIP “No queue, Preferred and Reserve Seating” for this event. 

Private Reception with Special Presentations and Buffet
Yale College Dean's House 202 Hillhouse Ave.
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 By registering for the Festival through this invitation, you are invited to a private reception. University Provost Salovey will welcome you to the official Provost’s residence at the historic Mary Pritchard House.  As part of his welcome, he will present a University update.  Following this, Professor Charles Bailyn, Inaugural Dean of National University of Singapore, will present an overview and update on the Yale/NUS collaboration.  Click here to learn more about this initiative

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

7:00 p.m., Elm Street Stage, New Haven Green

Classical superstar Yo-Yo Ma established his Silk Road Project in 1998, to encourage deeper understanding of other cultures and beliefs - because, in his own words, “when we enlarge our view of the world, we deepen our understanding of our own lives.”
To see and hear the Silk Road Ensemble in concert, click here.
AYA/VIP “No queue, Preferred and Reserved Seating” for this event.

Looking for hotel accommodation in New Haven?  Here is a list of area hotels.


Bridging the U.S. – China Cultural Divide
Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street

 3:00 p.m.

A panel of contemporary Chinese American artists and intellectuals share their unique hybrid experiences to illuminate how we might better understand cultural and social differences and commonalities between the U.S. and China.  Participants include Nancy Yao Maasbach, Executive Director Yale-China Association, and Taylor Ho Bymum, jazz performer and composer.
AYA/VIP “No Queue, Preferred and Reserved Seating” for this event. 

Dinner on your own, may we suggest Scoozi (203.776.8268), Heirloom at The Study (203.503.3919), or The Union League Cafe (203.562.4299)?

Jose Condé
Elm Street Stage, New Haven Green
6:00 p.m.

Jose Condé’s music is a refined and personal blend clothed in electric and organic funky world beats inspired by nature, love, rhythm and the sounds of words.  Peppered with diverse influences and colors from South African to Brazil to Peru, and a humor and rhythmic phrasing that is undeniably and soulfully Cuban, yet uniquely Condé.  For a sample, click here.

AYA/VIP “No Queue, Preferred and Reserved Seating” for this event. 

To register for this special AYA and New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas package, click here.
To view the entire Festival Web site, click here.

On behalf of the Association of Yale Alumni, we look forward to welcoming you to the festival!

Ilona Emmerth ’98, Mickey Dobbs ’92, Johnson Flucker ’80