Da Capo Chamber Players
Da Capo to salute the memory of three decades of wonderful collaborations with composer George Perle January 24
PRINCETON, New Jersey —January 15, 2010— The Da Capo Chamber Players will visit campus Sunday, January 24, to perform at 8:00 p.m. in
Taplin Auditorium. The concert, sponsored by the Department of Music’s Composers Ensemble series, is free and the public is cordially invited.
The Da Capo Chamber Players are Curtis Macomber, violin; André Emelianoff, ‘cello; Patricia Spencer, flute; Meighan Stoops, clarinet
and Blair McMillen, piano. The group has twice been featured at Moscow Autumn and St. Petersburg Sound Ways festivals, combining American works with seven by Russian composers (five 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.
The ensemble collaborated with the late George Perle on numerous occasions. According to Prof. Paul Lansky, “Perle's music does not present itself in radical disjunction with tonal music and music of the past. In fact, his way of composing owes as much to tonality as it does to post–chromatic dodecaphonic thinking. Concepts of harmony, counterpoint, formal consequence, and coherence are as vivid and lively in Perle's music as they are in tonal music. His music is a special language, and while each piece sings uniquely and individually, his language is consistent, convincing, and all his own. The quality and character of his body of pieces is remarkable and unforgettable; there is nothing else remotely like it.”
In addition to Odd Moments by Princeton Prof. Paul Lansky, the other selections on the January 24th program are by Leo Kraft and Alexander Scriabin.
Taplin Auditorium is on the second floor of Fine Hall, just south of the Lewis Library on the corner of Ivy Lane and Washington Road.
Contact: Ernest Clark
Woolworth Center of Musical Studies
Princeton, New Jersey 08544