Chamber Music Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players​

Composer  •  Title  •  Commission   •  Venue  •  Premiere Date

George Walker 

Tangents (1999; arr. 2020 by David Sanford) – World Premiere

of transcription for the Da Capo Chamber Players                   

'Remembering George Walker'

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC 

February 12, 2020                                                                                 

Joan Tower

Looking Back (2018) – World Premiere

Sosnoff Hall/Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson 

September 16, 2018 

Cary Hall/DiMenna Center for Classical Music

450 West 37th St., NYC

September 9, 2018

 

Dylan Mattingly

Ecstasy #3 (2018) – World Premiere

'The Exploding New York Musical Spectrum'

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC 

June 4, 2018

 

Jonathan Dawe 

On Again, Ockeghem (2018) – World Premiere

'Celebrating Charles Wuorinen’s 80th Year'

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

April 12, 2018     

                                                                                                                  

Christian Li 

  Loop Music (2017) – World Premiere

Mike Bono

  Sunday (2017) – World Premiere                             

Scott Lee 

  Bottom Heavy (2014) – NY Premiere                                 

Pascal Le Boeuf

  Media Control (2017) Premiere of Revised Version

'Young Composers Abound II'

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

September 18, 2017

 

Martín Gendelman

Shapes of the Wind (2016) – Premiere of revised version

'On the Verge series'

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

September 20, 2016

 

Tania León

One Mo’ Time (2016)  – World Premiere

'Gala 45th Anniversary Concert'

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

May 23, 2016,

        

David Fulmer

Cadenza

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

October 1, 2015

 

Erica Lindsay

Further Explorations

Bitó Conservatory, Bard College

March 9, 2015

 

Daniel Zlatkin

Dvash

Bitó Conservatory, Bard College

March 9, 2015

 

Kevin Hickey

Pretense

Bitó Conservatory, Bard College

March 9, 2015

 

Noach Lundgren

if blues were green

Bitó Conservatory, Bard College

March 9, 2015

 

Sid Richardson

Astrolabe (2014)

Rehearsal, recording of pieces by Duke University 

graduate composers

Duke University, Durham, NC

November 10, 2014

                              

Clint Needham

Toccatas, Recits, & Aria

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

June 8, 2014

 

Jack Gulielmetti

Pipe Dream

Merkin Concert Hall

June 8, 2014

 

Valerie Coleman

Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes

Symphony Space, NYC

April 7, 2014

 

Leo Kraft

To Whom It May Concern

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

February 16, 2014

 

Chinary Ung

Singing Inside Aura

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

September 28, 2013

 

Mohammed Fairouz

Pierrot lunaire

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

June 6, 2013

 

Daniel Sonenberg

Delve

Bitó Conservatory, Bard College

March 11, 2013

 

Diana McIntosh

For Your Tomorrow

Groundswell New Music Now, Winnipeg, Canada

May 11, 2012

 

Dan Visconti

The Clear Light

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC

May 2, 2012

 

Hannah Lash

Subtilior, Lamento

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC

May 2, 2012

 

Jose Agustin Sanchez

Negra Nochezzolla

Bard Hall, Bard College

February 22, 2012

 

Stephen Jaffe

Cameo

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

October 10, 2011

 

George Tsontakis

Gravity

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

June 2, 2011

 

Greg D’Alessio

Al Segno

Cleveland Institute of Music

October 28, 2010

 

Keith Fitch

Midnight Rounds

Cleveland Institute of Music

October 28, 2010

 

Carl Schimmel

Four Nocturnes from “The Oblivion Ha-ha”

Merkin Concert Hall

June 2, 2010

 

Richard Teitelbaum

SoundPaths

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

June 1, 2009

 

Lydia Ayers

Pearls

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

June 1, 2009

 

Judith Shatin

Spring Tides

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

June 1, 2009

 

Conor Brown

Cloud Forest

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

September 15, 2008

 

Louis Karchin

The Gods of Winter

Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University

February 9, 2008

 

Igor Golubev

Sparkling Thirds

Dom Kompositorov, Moscow

November 26, 2007

 

Kati Agócs

Immutable Dreams

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

January 28, 2007

 

Su Lian Tan

Creature to Man

Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NYC

December 2, 2006

 

Gene Pritsker

Self Laceration

Merkin Concert Hall

November 21, 2006

 

Eric Chasalow

Flute Concerto

Merkin Concert Hall

November 21, 2006

 

Chandler Carter

Conversation Piece

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

November 21, 2006

 

Shirish Korde

Song Cycle on the Life of Phoolan Devi

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

June 6, 2006

 

Alexander Radvilovitch

Pierrot’s Dreams

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

March 7, 2006

 

Boris Filanovski

We Can’t Perform It

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

March 7, 2006

 

Dmitriy Riabtsev

Enchanted Lake II

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

March 7, 2006

 

Elena Antonenko

Words

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

March 7, 2006

 

Kirill Umansky

Winter Landscape

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

March 7, 2006

 

Kyle Gann

The Day Revisited

Knitting Factory, NYC

January 24, 2006

 

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, NYC

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, NYC

March 4, 2002

 

Louis Karchin

Fanfare/Pavane

Written for Patricia Spencer

The Knitting Factory, NYC

November 11, 2001

 

Harold Meltzer

Exiles

Written for Paul Sperry and the Da Capo Chamber Players

The Knitting Factory, NYC

November 11, 2001

 

Penka Kouneva

Climbing the Ladder of Unraveling Rope

Commissioned with a grant from MEET THE COMPOSER

The Knitting Factory, NYC

November 11, 2001

 

Jonathan Leshnoff

Riverend

The Great Hall of the Cooper Union, NYC

October 23, 2000

 

Philippe Bodin

Peal

Washington Square United Methodist Church, NYC

June 1, 2000

 

Larry Wallach

Canzona

Olin Hall, Bard College

May 7, 2000

 

Paul Lansky

Odd Moments

for George Perle for his 85th Anniversary

The Great Hall of the Cooper Union, NYC

November 30, 1999

 

Carlos Carillo

De la brevedad de la vida

Anthology Film Archives, NYC

April 6, 1999

 

Louis Karchin

American Visions (two songs on poems of Yevgeny Yevtushenko) 

Commissioned with a grant from New York University

Olin Hall, Bard College

January 29, 1999

 

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.

Miller Theatre, NYC

October 25, 1998

 

David Lang

Dance Drop (Revised instrumentation)

Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, NYC

December 10, 1997

 

Su Lian Tan

Invention and Sinfonia

Trio for flute, cello, piano

written for the Da Capo Chamber Players

CUNY Graduate Center, NYC

May 22, 1996

 

Joan Tower

Très lent

For cello and piano

Written for André Emelianoff

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

May 8, 1994

 

David Sanford

From Behind a Red Light

For solo cello, narrator and dancer

written for André Emelianoff

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

May 8, 1994

 

Peter Golub

Now Be Witness Again

For solo flute and actors

written for Patricia Spencer

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

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, NYC

November 25, 1991

 

Gerald Levinson

Dreamlight

Trio for cello, piano, and percussion

commissioned by André Emelianoff

Kathryn Bache Miller Theatre, NYC

March 11, 1992

Richard Wilson

Affirmations

Quintet for Da Capo

commissioned by Chamber Music America

92nd Street Y, NYC

March 7, 1991

 

Shulamit Ran

Mirage

Quintet

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

92nd Street Y, NYC

March 7, 1991

 

Gunther Schuller

Paradigm Exchanges

Quintet

commissioned for Da Capo by the New York State Council
on the Arts

92nd Street Y, NYC

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, NYC

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, NYC

March 7, 1991

 

Yehudi Wyner

Changing Times

Quintet

written in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the
Da Capo Chamber Players

92nd Street Y, NYC

March 7, 1991

 

George Perle

Andante Tranquillo

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

92nd Street Y, NYC

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, NYC

October 24, 1988

 

John Harbison

Minuet from Short Suite +

Quartet

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

October 24, 1988

 

Bruce MacCombie

Fifty Bars for Joan +

Quintet

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

October 24, 1988

 

Joseph Schwantner

Tower Power +

Quintet

Merkin Concert Hall​, NYC

October 24, 1988

Tania León

Parajota Delaté +

Quintet

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
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, NYC

May 16, 1988

 

Louis Pelosi

Elegiac Quintet

West Virginia University, WV

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

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, NYC

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 for piano, flute (picc, alto), clar (b cl), percussion and string quartet.

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

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, NYC

January 31, 1986

 

Louise Talma

The Ambient Air

Quartet

Symphony Space, NYC

October 16, 1984

Theodore Antoniou

Aphierosis

Quintet

written for concert celebrating George Perle's 70th birthday

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

January 18, 1985

 

Charles Porter

Cyclic Celebration

Quintet

written for concert celebrating George Perle's 70th birthday

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

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, NYC

May 1, 1984

 

Judith Shatin Allen

Werther

Quintet

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

May 1, 1984

 

Stephen Jaffe

A Nonesuch Serenade

Quintet

commissioned by Warner Communications

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

May 1, 1984

 

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Intrada   

Quintetmcommissioned by Chamber Music America
with assistance from the Mary Flagler Cary Trust and the
Jerome Foundation

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

May 1, 1984

 

James Greeson

Fantasy

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

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

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, NYC

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, NYC

May 17, 1982

 

Chester Biscardi

Di Vivere

Quintet

commissioned with a National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

May 17, 1982

Les Thimmig

Concerto for Six Players

Lawrence University

March 5, 1982

 

Joan Tower

Wings

Solo Clarinet

Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

December 4, 1981

 

Philip Glass

Modern Love Waltz *

Quintet

Alice Tully Hall, NYC

March 23, 1980

 

George Perle

Scherzo *

Quartet

Alice Tully Hall, NYC

March 23, 1980

 

Shulamit Ran

Private Game *

Duo for clarinet and cello

Alice Tully Hall, NYC

March 23, 1980

 

Joseph Schwantner

Wind, Willow, Whisper... *

Quintet

Alice Tully Hall, NYC

March 23, 1980

 

Joan Tower

Petroushskates *

Quintet

Alice Tully Hall, NYC

March 23, 1980

 

Charles Wuorinen

Joan's *

Quintet

Alice Tully Hall, NYC

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, NYC

April 18, 1979

 

Louise Talma

Diadem

Quintet plus tenor

Carnegie Recital Hal, NYCl

April 18, 1979

 

Miriam Gideon

Voices from Elysium

Quintet plus tenor

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

April 18, 1979

 

Bruce Taub

Extremities

Quintet

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

February 14, 1979

 

Joan Tower

Amazon

Quintet

commissioned by the Contemporary Music Society

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

January 11, 1978

 

Shulamit Ran

For an Actor – Monologue for Clarinet

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

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, NYC

May 4, 1977

 

Elie Yarden

Septentrion

Trio

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

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, NYC

March 16, 1977

 

Robert Helps

Quintet

National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

January 12, 1977

 

Preston Trombly

The Windmills of Paris

Quintet
National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

April 12, 1976

 

Paul Lansky

Crossworks

Quintet

National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

April 12, 1976

 

Claudio Spies

Shirim Le Hathunatham

Quintet plus soprano
National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

April 21, 1976

 

Joan Tower

Breakfast Rhythms

Clarinet solo plus five instruments

Town Hall, NYC

February 4, 1974

 

Elaine Barkin

Prim Cycles

Quintet

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

December 20, 1973

 

Jeffrey Kresky

Aria Da Capo

Quintet

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

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, NYC

April 25, 1974

Bruce Taub

Quintet I

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

February 9, 1973

 

Erik Lundborg

Trio

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

May 4, 1973

 

Thomas James

String and Wind Quartet

Greenwich House, NYC

March 30, 1972

 

Joan Tower

Hexachords

Solo flute

New York University, NYC

February 26, 1972

 

Stanley Persky

Symbiosynthesis

Quintet plus electronic sounds

Greenwich House, NYC

February 24, 1972

 

Joan Tower

Prelude for Five Players

Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC

October 22, 1971

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