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John Harbison

Songs America Loves to Sing
Commissioned with an award from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University.  (A joint commission with the Atlanta Chamber Players)

Merkin Concert Hall, November 16, 2004 (NY premiere)

Chinary Ung

Oracle
Commissioned by the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust

Merkin Concert Hall, November 16, 2004

Daniel Wohl

5 Chemical Elements

Olin Hall, Bard College, April 21, 2004

Serge Tcherepnin

look up firefly the night is calling

Olin Hall, Bard College, April 21, 2004

Harold Farberman

Games

Olin Hall, Bard College, April 21, 2004

Martin Bresnick

My Twentieth Century (text by Tom Andrews)
A Millennium Commissioning Project of CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA

Miller Theatre, March 4, 2002

Louis Karchin

Fanfare/Pavane
Written for Patricia Spencer

The Knitting Factory, November 11, 2001

Harold Meltzer

Exiles
Written for Paul Sperry and the Da Capo Chamber Players

The Knitting Factory, November 11, 2001

Penka Kouneva

Climbing the Ladder of Unraveling Rope
Commissioned with a grant from MEET THE COMPOSER

The Knitting Factory,  November 11, 2001

Jonathan Leshnoff

Riverend

The Great Hall of the Cooper Union, October 23, 2000

Philippe Bodin

Peal

Washington Square United Methodist Church, June 1, 2000

Larry Wallach

Canzona

Olin Hall, Bard College, May 7, 2000

Paul Lansky

Odd Moments

The Great Hall of the Cooper Union, November 30, 1999

Carlos Carillo

De la brevedad de la vida

Anthology Film Archives, April 6, 1999

Louis Karchin

American Visions - Two Songs on Poems of Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players with support from the Research Challenge Fund of New York University

January 28, 1999, Christ & St. Stephen's Church.
Guest speaker, Yevgeny Yevthushenko

Carlos Carrillo

De la brevedad de la vida
Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players with support from Music At the Anthology

April 6, 1999, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Shirish Korde

RASA
Chamber opera for soprano, chamber ensemble, tabla, tape, chorus, dancers, and actors.  Co-produced with Holy Cross College theatre ensemble and the New York Virtuoso Singers.

October 25, 1998 Miller Theatre

David Lang

Dance Drop
World premiere (instrumentation revised for Da Capo)

December 10, 1997 Christ & St. Stephen's Church

Su Lian Tan

Invention and Sinfonia
Trio for flute, cello, piano

 CUNY Graduate Center, May 22, 1996

Joan Tower

Trčs lent
For cello and piano
Written for André Emelianoff

 Merkin Concert Hall, May 8, 1994

David Sanford

From Behind a Red Light
For solo cello, narrator and dancer
Written for André Emelianoff

 Merkin Concert Hall, May 8, 1994

Peter Golub

Now Be Witness Again
For solo flute and actors
Written for Patricia Spencer

 Merkin Concert Hall, November 14, 1993

Jeffrey Mumford

a diffuse light that knows no particular hour
Quintet, commissioned for Da Capo by the Amphion Foundation

 Merkin Concert Hall, November 25, 1991

Gerald Levinson

Dreamlight
Trio for cello, piano, and percussion;
commissioned by André Emelianoff

 Kathryn Bache Miller Theatre, March 11, 1992

Richard Wilson

Affirmations
Quintet for Da Capo, commissioned by Chamber Music America

 92nd Street Y, March 7, 1991

Shulamit Ran

Mirage
Quintet, commissioned for Da Capo by National Endowment for the Arts  Consortium Commissioning Program

 92nd Street Y, March 7, 1991

Gunther Schuller

Paradigm Exchanges
Quintet, commissioned for Da Capo by the New York State Council on the Arts

 92nd Street Y, March 7, 1991

John Gibson

In-Between
Quintet, commissioned by the Jerome Foundation

 92nd Street Y, March 7, 1991

Bruce Adolphe

Encore!
Quintet, written in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Da Capo Chamber Players

 92nd Street Y, March 7, 1991

Stephen Albert

Rilke Song
Quintet and soprano, written in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Da Capo Chamber Players

 92nd Street Y, March 7, 1991

Yehudi Wyner

Changing Times
Quintet, written in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Da Capo Chamber Players

 92nd Street Y, March 7, 1991

George Perle

Andante Tranquillo
Quintet, written in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Da Capo Chamber Players

 92nd Street Y, March 7, 1991

Bruce Adolphe

Machaut is my Beginning
Quintet, based on Machaut's "Ma fin est mon commencement"

 Bard College, February 7, 1990

John Harbison

November 19, 1828
Quartet, commissioned by National Endowment for the Arts Consortium Commissioning Program

Bard College, February 7, 1990

Leo Smith

Afrikan Genesis
Quintet

 Bard College, December 6, 1989

+ John Corigliano

For Joan on her 50th
Quintet

 Merkin Concert Hall, October 24, 1988

+ John Harbison

Minuet from Short Suite
Quartet

 Merkin Concert Hall, October 24, 1988

+ Bruce MacCombie

Fifty Bars for Joan
Quintet

 Merkin Concert Hall, October 24, 1988

+ Joseph Schwantner

Tower Power
Quintet

 Merkin Concert Hall, October 24, 1988

+ Tania León

Parajota delate
Quintet

 Merkin Concert Hall, October 24, 1988

+ The above five works were commissioned by the Da Capo Chamber Players as musical greetings for composer Joan Tower, in celebration of her 50th Anniversary.

Nicholas Maw

Ghost Dances: Imaginary Ballet for Five Players
Dedicated to the members of the Nash Ensemble of London and the Da Capo Chamber Players of New York, for whom it was jointly written

 Merkin Concert Hall, May 16, 1988

Louis Pelosi

Elegiac Quintet

 West Virginia University, April 11, 1988

Elie Yarden

Entering New Spaces
Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players on the occasion of the dedication of the F. W. Olin Humanities Building, Bard College

 Bard College, October 9, 1987

Roger Briggs

Chamber Music
Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players in celebration of the
bicentennial of Franklin and Marshall College

 Franklin and Marshall College, April 10, 1987

Bruce Adolphe

Ballade
Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players with assistance from the C. Michael Paul Foundation

 Merkin Concert Hall, May 4, 1987

Joseph Schwantner

Distant Runes and Incantations
Written with an NEA Consortium Commissioning Award to the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Twentieth Century Consort, and the Boston
Musica Viva

 Merkin Concert Hall, May 4, 1987

David Chaitkin

Quintet
Commissioned with grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and from Broadcast Music, Inc.

 Carnegie Recital Hall, January 31, 1986

Louise Talma

The Ambient Air
Quartet

 Symphony Space October 16, 1984

Theodore Antoniou

Aphierosis
Quintet, written for concert celebrating George Perle's 70th birthday

 Carnegie Recital Hall, January 18, 1985

Charles Porter

Cyclic Celebration
Quintet, written for concert celebrating George Perle's 70th birthday

Carnegie Recital Hall, January 18, 1985

William Thomas McKinley

March Symphony
Quintet

 Jordan Hall, Boston January 21, 1985

Alvin Brehm

La Bocca della Verita
Quintet

 Carnegie Recital Hall, May 1, 1984

Judith Shatin

Werther
Quintet

Carnegie Recital Hall, May 1, 1984

Stephen Jaffe

A Nonesuch Serenade
Quintet, commissioned by Warner Communications

Carnegie Recital Hall, May 1, 1984

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Intrada
Quintet, commissioned by Chamber Music America with assistance from the Mary Flagler Cary Trust and the Jerome Foundation

Carnegie Recital Hall, May 1, 1984

James Greeson

Fantasy
Quintet, commissioned with a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts

Carnegie Recital Hall, May 1, 1984

Elie Yarden

"...(and yet, what if knowledge itself were delicious?)."

 Bard College, May 17, 1984

Preston Trombly

...The Trumpets of Solitude...
Quintet, commissioned by the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music
Center

 McMillin Theatre December 8, 1982

George Perle

Sonata a quattro
Quartet, commissioned with a Consortium Commissioning Award from the National Endowment for the Arts

 Carnegie Recital Hall May 17, 1982

Chester Biscardi

Di Vivere
Quintet, commissioned with a National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship

Carnegie Recital Hall May 17, 1982

Les Thimmig

Concerto for Six Players

Lawrence University March 5, 1982

Joan Tower

Wings
Solo Clarinet

 Merkin Concert Hall, December 4, 1981

*Philip Glass

Modern Love Waltz
Quintet

 Alice Tully Hall March 23, 1980

*George Perle

Scherzo
Quartet

Alice Tully Hall March 23, 1980

*Shulamit Ran

Private Game
Duo for clarinet and cello

Alice Tully Hall March 23, 1980

*Joseph Schwantner

Wind, Willow, Whisper...
Quintet

Alice Tully Hall March 23, 1980

*Joan Tower

Petroushskates
Quintet

Alice Tully Hall March 23, 1980

*Charles
Wuorinen

Joan's Quintet

Alice Tully Hall March 23, 1980

 * The above six works were written for the 10th Anniversary of the Da Capo Chamber Players with commissioning grants from the Fromm Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Meet the Composer.

Ursula Mamlok

When Summer Sang
Quintet

 Rutgers University April 27, 1980

Ronald Roseman

Three Psalms
Quartet plus soprano

 Carnegie Recital Hall April 18, 1979

Louise Talma

Diadem
Quintet plus tenor

Carnegie Recital Hall April 18, 1979

Miriam Gideon

Voices from Elysium
Quintet plus tenor

Carnegie Recital Hall April 18, 1979

Bruce Taub

Extremities
Quintet

 Carnegie Recital Hall February 14, 1979

Joan Tower

Amazon
Quintet, commissioned by the Contemporary Music Society

 Carnegie Recital Hall January 11, 1978

Shulamit Ran

For an Actor--Monologue for Clarinet

 Carnegie Recital Hall May 10, 1978

Leo Kraft

Dialectica
Quartet plus electronic sounds, commissioned by the Chamber Music
Society of Baltimore

 Baltimore Museum of Art May 15, 1977

Francis Thorne

Head Music
Trio

 Carnegie Recital Hall May 4, 1977

Elie Yarden

Septentrion
Trio

Carnegie Recital Hall May 4, 1977

Andrew Thomas

How the News Was Spread
Quintet, commissioned by the Thorne Fund for Music and the New York State Council on the Arts

 Carnegie Recital Hall March 16, 1977

Robert Helps

Quintet
National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship

 Carnegie Recital Hall January 12, 1977

Preston Trombly

The Windmills of Paris
Quintet, National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship

 Carnegie Recital Hall April 12, 1976

Paul Lansky

Crossworks
Quintet, National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship

Carnegie Recital Hall April 12, 1976

Claudio Spies

Shirim Le Hathunatham
Quintet plus soprano, National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship

 Carnegie Recital hall April 21, 1976

Joan Tower

Breakfast Rhythms
Clarinet solo plus five instruments

 Town Hall, February 4, 1974

Elaine Barkin

Prim Cycles
Quintet

 Carnegie Recital Hall December 20, 1973

Jeffrey Kresky

Aria Da Capo
Quintet

Carnegie Recital Hall December 20, 1973

Rolv Yttrehus

Quintet

 Town Hall, February 4, 1974

Milton Babbitt

Arie Da Capo
Quintet, commissioned by the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation for the winners of the Chamber Music Award

 Alice Tully Hall, April 25, 1974

Harvey Sollberger

Riding the Wind I
Solo flute with four instruments, commissioned by the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation for the winners of the Chamber Music Award

 Alice Tully Hall April 25, 1974

Bruce Taub

Quintet I

 Carnegie Recital Hall February 9, 1973

Erik Lundborg

Trio

 Carnegie Recital Hall May 4, 1973

Thomas James

String and Wind Quartet

 Greenwich House March 30, 1972

Joan Tower

Hexachords
Solo flute

 New York University February 26, 1972

Stanley Persky

Symbiosynthesis
Quintet plus electronic sounds

 Greenwich House February 24, 1972

Joan Tower

Prelude for Five Players

 Carnegie Recital Hall October 22, 1971

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