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51st Season | Three Concerts at Tenri Cultural Institute

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Sunday, December 11, 2022, 8pm

Juxtapositions

Eminent composers with whom Da Capo has worked closely for decades will be juxtaposed with young, budding talents and recent discoveries:

 
Tenri Cultural Institute, West 13th Street, NYC

Amy Williams First Lines (2006)

Lei Liang Gobi Canticle (2004) 

Davidovsky Quartetto No. 4 (2005)

Charles Wuorinen Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1983)

Robert Martin Nighttime (1979) 

Jason Eckardt After Serra (2000)

GUEST ARTISTS

James Baker, conductor

Lois Martin, viola

Yoshi Weinberg, flute

TICKETS 

Single tickets: $30 ($15 students/seniors)
Subscriptions to all three events: $45 ($25 students/seniors)

To purchase tickets online

 

 

Sunday, February 26, 2023, 8pm EDT 

Women and Jazz

Tenri Cultural Institute, West 13th Street, NYC

Belinda Reynolds coming around... (1995)

Barbara White Learning to See (2004)

Eleanor Hovda Ariadne Music (1984)

David Sanford “time isn’t holding us” (2022)

(incorporating jazz references)

50th Anniversary commission, World Premiere

TICKETS 

Single tickets: $30 ($15 students/seniors)
Subscriptions to all three events: $45 ($25 students/seniors)

Purchase tickets online

 

 

Sunday, June 11, 2023, 8pm EDT 

Young Composers Abound III

Tenri Cultural Institute, West 13th Street, NYC

Jessica Mays Look Again (2013)

Wang Lu Trinkets (2013)                              

Andile Khumalo Schaufe[r]inster II (2014) 

Katherine Balch Prelude (2019)

Matthew Ricketts  Enclosed Position (2014)

TICKETS 

Single tickets: $30 ($15 students/seniors)
Subscriptions to all three events: $45 ($25 students/seniors)

Purchase tickets online

 

This concert series of the Da Capo Chamber Players is made possible in part with public funds from:

 

New York State Council on the  Arts

National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

They are also made possible with private funds from: The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Alice M. Ditson Fund, Amphion Foundation, Hulbert Charitable Trust, Zethus Fund, and generous individuals.

Da Capo is a Presenter Partner of Composers Now, www.composers-now.org

 
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Da Capo Bridges—50th Anniversary Season

Premieres written for the occasion by 3 major composers

 
Merkin Concert Hall Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street, NYC

 

This concert series was live-streamed.  ​​

SEE & HEAR all three concerts in this series 

 
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 8pm EDT 

Bridging Cultures

Chamber works honoring musics and cultures from around the globe.

Shirish Korde – The Conference of the Birds II*  

World Premiere. Written for Da Capo’s 50th Anniversary

Shulamit Ran* (Israel) – Mirage*

Tania León (Cuba) – One Mo’ Time*

George Walker (African-American) – Music for 3

Eric MoeSpirit Mountain (based on a Nepalese offering song)

Hannah Kendall Tan-Tan (a Caribbean tale)

*Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players

GUEST ARTISTS

Lucy Shelton soprano

Ariadne Greif soprano

Yoshi Weinberg flute, alto flute, bass flute and piccolo

Jacqueline Leclair oboe, English horn

Nanci Belmont bassoon

Michael Lipsey percussion

SEE & HEAR this concert

 
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 8pm EDT

Bridging Styles

Diversity of styles — the ultimate contrasts

Judith Shatin – Gregor’s Dream (chamber work with electronics)    

Jason Eckardt – Rendition (new complexity)

Erica Lindsay – Further Explorations (jazz). Written for Da Capo, NY Premiere

Elliott Carter – Con leggerezza pensosa (old complexity)   

Steve Reich – Double Sextet (minimalism)

 

GUEST ARTISTS

Oliver Xu percussion

Caroline Davis alto saxophone

Erica Lindsay tenor saxophone

Mark Helias acoustic bass

Allan Mednard drums

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Thursday, June 9, 2022, 8pm EDT 

Bridging Eras: Then and Now 

Eminent composers with whom Da Capo has collaborated from the beginning of its half-century of music-making, plus exciting new voices

Bruce Adolphe Portraits  World Premiere
Written for Da Capo’s 50th Anniversary

George PerleSonata a quattro*

Joan Tower – Looking Back*

Younger composers | Recent collaborations

Shen YiwenGuo Shang: Hymn to the Fallen and Li Hun: Recessional*   

Sid RichardsonAstrolabe*  NY Premiere

 

*Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players

 

GUEST ARTIST

James Baker percussion

SEE & HEAR this concert

This concert series of the Da Capo Chamber Players has been made possible in part with public funds from:

 

New York State Council on the  Arts

National Endowment for the Arts – which believes that a great nation deserves great art

They are also made possible with private funds from: The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Alice M. Ditson Fund, The Amphion Foundation, Hulbert Charitable Trust, Zethus Fund, and generous individuals.

Da Capo is a Presenter Partner of Composers Now, www.composers-now.org

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Musical Offerings for Human Rights

Building awareness with the universal language of music

A series of three online events combining performances from the ensemble’s digital archives with current conversations.

 

Each anchored by our shared conviction that the more we explore, experience, and understand cultural differences and varying viewpoints as captured in music, the more we honor and celebrate every individual's right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Works by composers Luciano Berio, Valerie Coleman, Kyle Gann, Wendell Logan, Chinary Ung, Chou Wen-chung

Bruce Adolphe, Carman Moore, Harvey Sollberger, hosts

Kyle Gann, Michael Lipsey, David Rakowski, David Sanford, Whitney Slaten,  Chinary Ung, speakers

Patricia Spencer, curator

SEE & HEAR all three events in this series

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7 pm EDT

Hearing the African-American Experience

 

Wendell Logan’s Runagate, Runagate, a musical embodiment of the spirit and determination to be free, and Berio’s tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., O King

 

Carman Moore, host

David Sanford, David Rakowski, Da Capo's Patricia Spencer and Steven Beck, speakers

Wendell Logan – Runagate, Runagate (1989) 

Robert Mack, tenor soloist | Curtis Macomber, violin | ChrisGross, cello | Patricia Spencer, flute and piccolo | Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet and bass clarinet | Christopher Oldfather, guest piano | Michael Lipsey, guest percussion | Marcus Parris, conductor

Performance from: February 12, 2020 at Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center, NYC

Luciano Berio – O King (1968) 

Lucy Shelton, soprano | Curtis Macomber, violin | Chris Gross, cello | Patricia Spencer, flute | Meighan Stoops, clarinet | Steven Beck, piano

Performance from: May 1, 2017 at Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center, NYC

SEE & HEAR this YouTubePremiere

EVENT PROGRAM PDF

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 7 pm EDT

Asian Echoes

Chinary Ung’s Child Song, delighting in and preserving Cambodian song in a time when it was forbidden, plus Chou Wen-chung’s Ode to Eternal Pine, a musical reflection of the Chinese terms “tian di ren – heaven, earth, and humanity”

Harvey Sollberger, host

Chinary Ung, Michael Lipsey, members of Da Capo Chamber Players, speakers

Chinary Ung – Child Song (1985) 

Patricia Spencer, flute | Curtis Macomber, violin | Chris Gross, cello |  
Steven Beck, piano

Performance from:  June 5, 2019 at Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center, NYC

Chou Wen-chung – Ode to Eternal Pine (2009)

Curtis Macomber, violin | Chris Gross, cello | Patricia Spencer, flute | Nuno Antunes, guest clarinet | Steven Beck, piano | Michael Lipsey, guest percussion 

Performance from: June 5, 2019 at Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center, NTC

Lia Di Stefano, images | Andrés León, video

SEE & HEAR this YouTubePremiere

EVENT PROGRAM PDF

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 7 pm EDT

Paean To Merging Cultures

Exploring sounds of Native American history — merged with African American history in Valerie Coleman’s Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes — and as memorialized in Kyle Gann's Hovenweep.

Bruce Adolphe, host

Kyle Gann, Whitney Slaten, Curtis Macomber, Patricia Spencer, speakers

Valerie Coleman – Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes (2014)

Curtis Macomber violin | Chris Gross cello | Patricia Spencer flute | Marianne Gythfeldt clarinet | Steven Beck piano

Performance pre-recorded for August 13, 2021 virtual National Flute Association Convention. Recorded on June 11, 2021, Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, NY, by Judith Sherman and Charles Mueller.

 

Kyle Gann – Hovenweep (2000)\

Curtis Macomber, violin | Chris Gross, cello | Patricia Spencer, fluteMarianne Gythfeldt, clarinet | Margaret Kampmeier, guest piano

Performance from: March 10, 2020 at The László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Performance Space, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

SEE & HEAR this YouTubePremiere

EVENT PROGRAM PDF

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Hovenweep is an ancient, highly developed, and well-preserved village on the Utah-Colorado border, occupied by the Anasazi from 500 BC to 1300. The Anasazi (the “Ancient Ones”) are thought to be ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians.

Consultants for Musical Offerings for Human Rights

 

Amy Roberts Frawley, producer; Hemsing Associates, public relations ,  Andrés León, technical director;  Lia Di Stefano, graphic designer, Sarah Elia, social media

Background music: Petroushkates (1980) by Joan Tower, founding pianist of Da Capo Chamber Players, commissioned by the ensemble in honor of its 10th anniversary – performance by Da Capo Chamber Players at Bard College, September 10, 2014

This series is dedicated to the memory of Bernard Hulbert, MD

 

This concert series of the Da Capo Chamber Players was made possible in part with public funds from: 

 

National Endowment for the Arts – which believes that a great nation deserves great art

 

They are also made possible with private funds from: The Aaron Copland Fund, The Alice M. Ditson Fund,  The Amphion Foundation, Hulbert Charitable Trust, Zethus Fund, and generous individuals

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