Curtis Macomber, violin
James Wilson, cello
Patricia Spencer, flute
Meighan Stoops, clarinet
Blair McMillen, piano
"The performance . . . could not have been more gripping." Allan Kozinn,
The New York Times
“ dazzlingly alert instrumental work . . .”
Seen and Heard International
“inviting gracefulness and clarity”
The New York Times
“No ensemble has been more devoted to championing works by living composers than the Da Capo Chamber Players. Now in its 40th anniversary season, the New York-based quintet continues to take audiences on intriguing sonic journeys.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer
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[All programs are subject to change]
Susan Ung, viola; Matthew Gold, percussion; Michael Lipsey, percussion; Christopher Adler, khaen; Michael Adelson, conducto
Da Capo Chamber Players celebrates the 70th birthday of renowned Cambodian-American composer, featuring a world premiere of the chamber version of his concerto for singing violist, written for Susan Ung, and his Oracle, written for Da Capo.
The program includes chamber and solo offerings by former Ung students Aaron Gervais and Yumiko Morita, and two chamber pieces involving the khaen, the southeast-Asian mouth reed organ. The khaen pieces will feature khaen virtuoso Christopher Adler, and were written by Long Island-based Filipino composer Sidney Boquiren and by Adler himself.
Featuring just a tiny sampling of the hundreds of incredible New York composers with whom Da Capo has lived and worked over decades!
Guest artist: Sharon Harms, soprano
This concert's Program Notes are now on line.
YOUNG COMPOSERS ABOUND will offer the premiere of a piece being written for us by Jack Gulielmetti, winner of our new "very young composer to keep an eye/ear on in the future" award. A full spectrum of styles will be heard in works by Timo Andres, Mike Bono, Tony Fajt, Ryan Francis, Jonathan Katz, Paul Kerekes, Sky Macklay, and Clint Needham.
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street
Single tickets: $20 ($10 students/seniors)
Box office: 212 501-3330
Subscriptions to all three events: $45 ($25 students/seniors)