The Bard Center Presents Da Capo Chamber Players on Tuesday, October 5
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Bard Center at Bard College presents Da Capo Chamber Players performing a program entitled “Música con Sabor Latino.” The concert takes place on Tuesday, October 5th in Olin Hall at 8 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. For more information call 845-758-7887, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Música con Sabor Latino” features Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann’s “Mecanismos,” Roque Cordero’s “Quinteto,” Samuel Zyman’s “Música para Cinco,” Tania León’s “Alma,” and Reinaldo Moya’s “Crónica de una Muerte Anunciada.”
Da Capo’s members are André Emelianoff, cello; Curtis Macomber, violin; Blair McMillen, piano; Patricia Spencer, flute; and Meighan Stoops, clarinet. This concert includes guest artists Gregory Hesselink, cello; Matthew Gold, percussion; Alex Lipowski, percussion; and Matthew Ward, conductor.
“The Da Capo Chamber Players have been exploring and helping [to] create the modern repertory for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano for the last 30 years,” writes Allan Kozinn in the New York Times.
About Da Capo
Since 1970, the Naumburg Award–winning, internationally acclaimed Da Capo Chamber Players has built a reputation on working closely with composers, representing an enormous spectrum of compositional styles. Da Capo’s five distinguished artists bring years of creative insight, involvement, and artistic leadership to performances of today’s repertoire, including more than 100 works written especially for the group. Da Capo searches for the best new compositions and gives them a unique and dedicated attention, resulting in acclaimed performances consistent with the highest musical standards found in performances of traditional repertoire. Further, the group is committed to bringing American music to a variety of cultures and to presenting music from all over the world to American audiences. In January 2009, the group celebrated the 100th birthday of Elliott Carter with a performance of his Tempo e tempi; the same concert included a 100th birthday salute to Olivier Messiaen with a performance of his Quatuor pour la fin du temps. The 2010-2011 season, marking the group’s 40th anniversary, will include world premieres by George Tsontakis and Keith Fitch, and the New York premiere of Shirish Korde’s chamber opera Bandit Queen. Da Capo has twice been featured at Moscow Autumn and St. Petersburg Sound Ways festivals, combining American works with seven by Russian composers (six written for Da Capo) and a signature work, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. For more than two decades, the group has been in residence at Bard College, and since 2006 has been ensemble in residence with the Composition Program of The Bard College Conservatory of Music.
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