Da Capo at the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

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Saturday, March 26, 2022, 8 pm EDT 

Sound Series: Da Capo Chamber Players

Co-presented with Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music

 

The Warhol Theater at  the Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5890

Featuring new works including three written for Da Capo!

 

Shulamit Ran, Mirage*

Tania León, One Mo’ Time*

George Walker, Music for 3

Eric Moe, Spirit Mountain

Lei Liang, Gobi Canticle

Shen Yiwen, Guo Shang: Hymn to the Fallen and Li Hun: Recessional*   

 

*Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players

GUEST ARTISTS

Jacqueline Leclair oboe, English horn

Nanci Belmont bassoon

Michael Lipsey percussion

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 Friday, November 12, 2021, 4 pm

Premieres of works by Bard Student Composers
presented by Bard College Conservatory

Bard Hall, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

 

Featuring works by: 

Ayanna Battle, Caleb Carman, Joshua Kreinke, OGA, Zeke Morgan, Sam Mutter

A CAPO CHAMBER PLAYERS

Curtis Macomber, violin

Chris Gross, cello

Patricia Spencer, flute

Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet

GUEST ARTISTS

Melissa Reardon, viola

Molly Morkoski, piano

Rea Ábel, piccolo

Patricia Spencer, Da Capo’s flutist, is thrilled to appear with Bard colleagues in this chamber recital

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Sunday, November 7, 2021, 4 pm ET

French and French Connections

A Faculty Chamber Music Recital 
presented by Bard College and Conservatory

László Z. Bitó Conservatory Building

Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

Frank Corliss, piano

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano

Marka Gustavsson, viola

Patricia Spencer, flute

 

Featuring two French composers, two American composers who studied with Nadia Boulanger, plus an outlier.

 

Thea Musgrave – Primavera (1971), soprano and flute

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. Georges – Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 1a, No. 1 
flute and piano

Maurice Duruflé – Prélude, Récitatif et Variations, flute, viola, and piano

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Quartet in D Major, Wq 94, flute, viola, and piano

Aaron Copland – Duo for Flute and Piano (1971)

Thea Musgrave (b.1928) spent four years at the Paris Conservatoire, studying with Nadia Boulanger. 

Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was among the first American students of Boulanger, with whom he studied for three years. 

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. Georges (1745-1799), was born in Guadeloupe but educated in France where he had a major career as a conductor, violin soloist, and composer of operas. He was also a champion fencer, and gained special respect when he defeated a fencing master who challenged him – a man who had publicly mocked him with racist remarks. 

Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) was a renowned organist, composer, and professor at the Paris Conservatoire from 1943 to 1970. 

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), the fifth son of Johann Sebastian Bach, was for 28 years the cembalist for Frederick the Great (a secret flutist for years, because of the disapproval of his father the King).  

POSTPONED
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 8pm

Juxtapositions

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

Eminent composers with whom Da Capo has worked closely for decades will be juxtaposed with young, budding talents and recent discoveries. Featuring works by Elliott Carter, George Perle, and younger composers/new discoveries, Robert Martin, Amy Williams, Kate Soper, and Lei Liang.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 8pm

Celebrate Bard!

László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building Bard College

The Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Music Program present a program featuring works by faculty, alumni/ae, and the Bard community

 

Tan Dun, In Distance (1987)

Joan Tower, String Force (2010)

Kyle Gann, Hovenweep (2000)

John Halle, A Free People (2006)

Corey Chang'19, Foreshadowed Flashback (2017)

Peri Mauer'76, Pixeliance (2011/2017)

Elizabeth Brown, Liguria (1999) 

DA CAPO CHAMBER PLAYERS

Curtis Macomber, violin

Chris Gross, cello

Patricia Spencer, flute

Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet

GUEST ARTISTS

Margaret Kampmeier, piano

Sara Cutler, harp

John Ferrari, percussion

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 8pm

Remembering George Walker

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

 

Celebrate Lincoln’s birthday by hearing masterworks by two African-American composers, cited as “ultimately life-enhancing” (about George Walker, in Fanfare Magazine) and “sharply drawn and gripping” (about Wendell Logan, in The New York Times)

George Walker, Music for 3  (1970/1991)

George Walker, Tangents (1999), arr. David Sanford

George Walker, Modus  (1998) – Special collaboration with Cygnus Ensemble

Wendell Logan, Runagate, Runagate (1989)

DA CAPO CHAMBER PLAYERS

Curtis Macomber, violin

Patricia Spencer, flute

Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet

Chris Gross, cello

GUEST ARTISTS

Robert Mack, tenor

Christopher Oldfather, piano

Thomas Feng, piano

William Anderson, guitar & mandolin
Oren Fader, guitar

Robert Ingliss, oboe

Michael Lipsey, percussion

Marcus Parris, conductor

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019​, 8pm

Musical Spirits Reappear 

Merkin Concert Hall

Kaufman Music Center Series

129 West 67th Street, NYC

Hildegard von Bingen receives belated 900th birthday greetings. Ockeghem (15th century composer) sneaks into a piece written last year. Louis Karchin’s Ancient Scenes places Seamus Heaney’s poetry in the context of ancient panoramas. Arm yourself for Halloween with musical spirits from long ago!

Louis Karchin, Ancient Scenes  (2014)

Jihyun Kim, Once Upon a Time  (2018) – Winner of the League of  
Composers/ISCM annual composers competition

Jonathan Dawe, On Again, Ockeghem  (2018)

Cynthia Folio, Through Window’s Lattices  (1999) – Written in celebration
of the 900th birthday of Hildegard von Bingen

Bruce Adolphe, And All Is Always Now (1992)

Vasiliki Krimitza, Aeoliás (2019)

DA CAPO CHAMBER PLAYERS

Curtis Macomber, violin

Patricia Spencer, flute

Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet

Chris Gross, cello

Steven Beck, piano

GUEST ARTISTS

Marisa Karchin, soprano

John Ferrari, percussion

Louis Karchin, conductor

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019​, 8pm

Global American Chamber Music 

Merkin Concert Hall

Kaufman Music Center Series

129 West 67th Street, NYC

Chamber works by American composers with major
background ties to global musical influences.

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

Reinaldo Moya, Cronica de una Muerta (2007) 

Chinary Ung, Child Song (1985) 

Pablo Ortiz, Vida Furtiva (1992)

Noel Da Costa, Blue-Tune Verses (1997)

Gabriela Lena Frank, Cuatro Bosquejos Pre-Incaicos (2006)

Global representation: China, Venezuela, Cambodia, Argentina, Jamaican/Nigerian, and Peruvian/Chinese/Lithuanian/Jewish. All are Americans!

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Saturday, May 11, 2019​, 5pm

Bard College and Conservatory

Bard Hall

 

PREMERS!
by Bard Student Composers

 

Kathryn Blaine

Luke Haaksma

Meghan Mercier

Mikalah Jenifer

Patrick Staples

Lindsey Williams

Guang Yang

Sindy Yang

DA CAPO CHAMBER PLAYERS

Curtis Macomber, violin

Chris Gross, cello

Patricia Spencer, flute

Benjamin Fingland, guest clarinet

Christopher Oldfather, guest piano

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Thursday, March 14, 2019, 8pm

Evocations: Chamber music with poetic inspiration

Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center Series

129 West 67th Street, NYC

Eric Moe, Strenuous Pleasures (2010)

Ralph Shapey, Evocation #2 (1971)

Valerie Coleman, Portraits of Langston (2007)

Yotam Haber, Estro poetico-armonico II (2014)

Guest Artists:
Carol McGonnell, clarinet

Michael Lipsey, percussion

Benjamin Grow, conductor

Michael Ofori, reciter

Wednesday, May 1, 2019​

Brooklyn College Conservatory Concert and mini-residency

Buchwald Theater, Brooklyn College

Pre-concert activities in Buchwald Theater are open to the public:

 
10am –11:30 am
Da Capo open rehearsal

12:30 – 2 pm 

Da Capo Masterclasses for Brooklyn College/Conservatory performers

 

2:15 – 3:15 pm 

Student compositions – reading sessions by Da Capo Chamber Players

5:00 pm – CONCERT 

John Harbison, Songs America Loves to Sing (2004)

Thea Musgrave, Chamber Concerto No. 2 (1966) 

Gabriela Lena Frank, Cuatro Bosquejos Pre-Incaicos (2006) 

Joan Tower, Looking Back (2018)

DA CAPO CHAMBER PLAYERS

Curtis Macomber, violin

Patricia Spencer, flute

Marianne Gythfeldt, guest clarinet

Chris Gross, cello

Steven Beck, piano

Thursday, February 28, 2019​, 5:15pm

Yale University

Concert Premieres works by student composers.

Beinecke Library

February 15 and 16, 2019

Mount Holyoke College Concert and mini-residency

CONCERT:

Friday, February 15, 7pm

McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Music Hall

Honoring Black History, and Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire

Arnold Schoenberg, Pierrot lunaire

David Sanford, Dogma 74 

Luciano Berio, O King 

Valerie Coleman, Portraits of Langston

Guest Artists:
Lucy Shelton, soprano
Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet

MASTER CLASSES and WORKSHOPS:

Saturday, February 16, 2019, morning and early afternoon

February 2 and 3, 2019

University of Pittsburgh Concert and mini-residency

CONCERT:

Saturday, February 2, 8pm
Andy Warhol Museum

Eric Moe, Strenuous Pleasures

Valerie Coleman, Portraits of Langston 

Rakowski, Thickly Settled 

David Sanford, Dogma 74

Joan Tower, Looking Back

Guest Artists:
Carol McGonnell, clarinet
Michael Lipsey, percussion

READING AND RECORDING STUDENT COMPOSITIONS:

Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 10am – 12:30pm

Bellefield Hall Auditorium

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 8pm

Triple Anniversary: John Harbison’s 80th, 

Thea Musgrave’s 90th, Joan Tower’s 80th

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

Join us as we celebrate three eminent and exciting composers with whom Da Capo has worked extensively over the years!

John Harbison, Songs America Loves to Sing (2004)

Thea Musgrave, Chamber Concerto No. 2 (1966) 

Thea Musgrave, Sunrise (2009) 

Joan Tower, Looking Back (2018)

Joan Tower, Très Lent (1994) and Wild Run (2018)

Guest Artists:
Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet
Susan Jolles, harp