Da Capo proudly announces premieres of works by major American composers-John Harbison, Chinary Ung-plus premieres or introductions of works by young composers Dai Fujikura, Alexandra Hermentin, Sergei Tcherepnin, and Robert Paterson.
Pablo Rieppi, percussion
Thomas Kolor, percussion
Matthew Cody, conductor
On the eve of their departure for the celebrated Moscow Autumn Festival and St. Petersburg, where Da Capo will perform two programs of American and Russian music, the group previews highlights from those programs for the Bard community.
Friday February 4 at 3:00 PM, at Monroe Hall, California Avenue, Hempstead, NY.
For more information call 516 463-5490.
Honoring the eminent composer George Perle in celebration of his 90th year will be a special pleasure, as Da Capo has enjoyed an inspiring working relationship with him for decades.
Bearbeitungen über Das Glogauer Liederbuch (1962), Charles Wuorinen (b.1938)
Child Song (1995) Chinary Ung (b. 1942)
Mirage (1990) Shulamit Ran (b. 1949)
Written for the 20th Anniversary of the Da Capo Chamber Players
"On Sixths," from Music for Any Instruments Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972)
Songs America Loves to Sing (2004) John Harbison (b. 1938)
Petroushskates (1980) Joan Tower (b. 1938)
Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players
This concert is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
A pre-concert chat with the composers will be offered on the topic: "Musical Sparks: The Delights and Dangers of Combining Technology with Sonic Art." The panel will begin at 6:30 PM, prior to the 7:30 PM concert. Since the atmosphere at the Knitting Factory is very relaxed and convivial (with cabaret seating), we plan an informal event which will include taking questions from audience members.
(The links below display composer biographies or the composer's web site.)