Da Capo Chamber Players / African-American Composers


As part of Black History Month, the Naumburg award winning Da Capo Chamber Players explores the vibrancy and virtuosity of African-American composers – a frequent and exciting theme in the ensemble’s programming.

Box office income from this program will be donated to “All of Us or None,” a division of LSPC-Legal Services for Prisoners with Children.
When & where
Monday February 13, 2017 @ 8pm
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67th Street
New York

Tickets $20 / $10 students and seniors)
Core Da Capo members Patricia Spencer, flutist, Curtis Macomber, violinist, Meighan Stoops, clarinetist, Chris Gross, cellist and Steven Beck, pianist will be joined by guest violist Lois Martin for this energizing and uplifting February 13th event.

David Sanford Dogma 74 (2002)
Jeff Scott Un Abrazo Para Sharon (2005)
Kenneth Amis Interludes I - V (1990)
Jonathan Bailey Holland His House Is Not of This Land (2015)
Carman Moore Berenice: Fantasia on a Theme of G.F. Handel (1984)

Da Capo is an American contemporary music "Pierrot ensemble" founded in 1970. It has been in residence at Bard College for over three decades, and since 2006 has been Ensemble in Residence with the Composition Program of the Bard College Bitό Conservatory of Music. It is also a presenter partner of Composers Now. Through the years, many themes have been a part of Da Capo’s identity, as have been long standing collaborations with many brilliant composers. In tour concerts and mini-residencies across the country, Da Capo works with young composers everywhere, giving them opportunities to try out things with highly experienced virtuoso performers as well as recordings (often award-winning!) of their works. In May 2012, the Naumburg Foundation invited Da Capo to premiere works by their first ever composition winners. National Public Radio named Da Capo’s CD, Chamber Music of Chinary Ung on Bridge Records, as one of the 5 Best Contemporary Classical CDs of the year in 2010.