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Building on the "zing" of working with today's composers, Da Capo creates its own unique context for new works, juxtaposed with earlier collaborations.
+World Premiere, written for the Da Capo Chamber Players
*New York Premiere, written for the Da Capo Chamber Players
**Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players
Michael Adelson, conductor
Pablo Rieppi, percussion
Yass Hakoshima Movement Theatre. A repeat of our special collaboration with the celebrated mime artist, YASS HAKOSHIMA, including a new work written specifically for this concert!
Seminal musical works of the early part of the 20th century still reverberate in hearts and ears of today's composers. Da Capo traces some of these resonances and their expanded musical language.
*Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players
Guest performers: Lucy Shelton, soprano; William Anderson, guitar; Tom Kolor, percussion; Pablo Rieppi, percussion
Morse Recital Hall, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, 65th Street & Broadway, NYC
Bard Conservatory and College. We look forward to working with the composition students of Joan Tower, George Tsontakis, and Kyle Gann. This concert will feature works by both Joan and Kyle, as well as professor John Halle, alumni Stefan Weisman and Dan Sonenberg, and current College student Craig Judelman. As if that's not enough, we will be joined by the excellent cellist Diane Chaplin of the Colorado Quartet and current student performers.
Da Capo Chamber Players is thrilled to present Folk Influences and More: an insightful program that crosses cultural boundaries to explore the universal art of folk songs. Take Chinary Ung's Child Song: a work that melds Eastern and Western harmonies through its use of a Cambodian children's song. After a recent all-Chinary Ung program at Juilliard, Sequenza 21 said, "the sound of Western instruments in such gifted Eastern hands is disarming, refreshing, and exciting." Hovenweep by Kyle Gann is inspired by an ancient, highly developed and well-preserved village on the Utah-Colorado border, occupied by the Anasazi from 500 BC to 1300 AD. Reza Vali's Folk Songs for flute and cello uses both real and "enhanced" Persian folk elements. Stereophile calls Vali's music "a stunning blend of Persian folk music and the western classical tradition."
Other works on the program include Stefan Weisman's Fuse Action (a duet for humming flute and bass clarinet), Jon Magnussen's Name Songs for solo piano, and Joan Tower's Big Sky for Piano Trio.
Da Capo's performances are made possible in part by Meet the Composer's JP MorganChase Regrant Program for Small Ensembles.
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