Da Capo Chamber Players Present “New-Fashioned” on Monday, February 9
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Da Capo Chamber Players, in collaboration with the Music Program at Bard, present “New-Fashioned,” a concert of new works and world premieres on Monday, February 9 at 8 p.m. in The Bard College Conservatory of Music’s László Z. Bitó Building. Admission is free and no reservations are required. For more information go to bard.edu/conservatory/events.
Bard faculty member Erica Lindsay’s piece “Further Explorations” will receive its premiere in a new version written for Da Capo, alongside a new work by Bard jazz student Kevin Hickey ’17. Then follow three works that were written expressly for Da Capo within the last eight months: “if blues were green,” by Noach Lundgren ’16; “Dvash,” by Daniel Zlatkin ’17; and “Toccata, Recits, and Aria,” by Clint Needham.
The Da Capo Chamber Players are Curtis Macomber, violin; Patricia Spencer, flute; Meighan Stoops, clarinet; Gregory Hesselink, guest cellist; and Blair McMillen, piano. Also performing will be Erica Lindsay, tenor saxophone; Carolyn Heitter ’15, alto saxophone; Noach Lundgren ’16, electric bass; Meilin Wei ’19, percussion; Kevin Hickey ’17, guitar; Julian Lampert and David Arend, double bass; and Jonathan Collazo ’18, drums.
About the Da Capo Chamber Players
Winners of the 1973 Naumburg Award, the internationally acclaimed Da Capo Chamber Players has worked closely with countless distinguished composers, representing an enormous spectrum of compositional styles. Da Capo’s five virtuoso artists bring years of creative insight, involvement, and artistic leadership to performances of today’s repertoire, including nearly 150 works written especially for the group, from composers such as Joan Tower, John Harbison, Shulamit Ran, Philip Glass, Mohammed Fairouz, Shirish Korde, and Milton Babbitt, among many others.
Da Capo has been featured twice at Moscow Autumn and St. Petersburg Sound Ways festivals. In January 2009, the group celebrated the 100th birthday of Elliott Carter with a performance of his Tempo e tempi, and on the same concert, a 100th birthday salute to Olivier Messiaen with his Quatuor pour la fin du temps. The group’s 40th anniversary concert, given at Merkin Concert Hall in June 2011, featured the group’s signature performance of Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire, with soprano Lucy Shelton, Sprechstimme, and received a standing ovation.
From Da Capo’s beginnings with founding member and pianist Joan Tower, interaction with composers has been part of its identity. 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 conversely, presenting music from all over the world to American audiences. Da Capo has released recordings on the Bridge, New World, CRI, New Albion, and Innova labels.
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