Da Capo Chamber Players

  • Music
  • Classical and opera
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The Da Capo Chamber Players have long been exemplary advocates for a broad spectrum of American music, spanning a range from modernist complexity to postminimalist appeal. Tonight's program, titled "Young Composers Abound," focuses on the next generation (as you might expect). A few of these pieces—like Jack Gulielmetti's Pipe Dream—have never been heard before in public. But the ones that have—such as Timo Andres's Formal Conceits and Sky Macklay's winningly wild Lake Dublin—show what excellent taste the Da Capo players have. Macklay's piece should also be a sight to see, as it requires its clarinetist to disassemble her instrument, submerge it in a water bowl and improvise. (Don't worry: It sounds great! And the notated parts are excellent too.)