January 15, 2008 — The Da Capo Chamber Players will perform in historic Old Cabell Hall on
Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m., as part of the University of Virginia's Arts Enhancement Program The concert is free and open to the public.
Since its founding in 1970, the Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players has established itself as one of the foremost chamber ensembles in the United States. Hailed for its "agile, hair-raising" performances (The New York Times, 2005), Da Capo has long been a leader in contemporary music, pointing with pride to nearly 100 works written especially for the ensemble. Da Capo has recently scored several major triumphs in Russia, performing at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory's "Moscow Forum," the Moscow Autumn Festival, St. Petersburg's "Sound Ways" Festival and the Belarussian "Musical Autumn" in Minsk.
The Da Capo Chamber Players program for the evening will include works by University of Virginia graduate composition students, plus works by American composers: Elliott Carter's "Canon for 4," Daniel Godfrey's "Luna Rugosa," and Joan Tower's "Petroushskates."
The Da Capo Players also will give a free lecture, entitled "Interpreting New Music," on Friday, Jan. 18, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Old Cabell Hall Room 107. This will be a demonstration and discussion on how to approach performing new music. The Da Capo Chamber Players have performed new music from composers such as Phillip Glass, Paul Lansky and Joan Tower.
Arts Enhancement Events are supported by the Office of the Provost to increase the awareness of and support for the arts at the University of Virginia.
For information, contact Marcy Day at (434) 924-6492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.