Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum
Music on the Edge and the Andy Warhol Museum co-present the Da Capo Chamber Players. Their program will include Pittsburgh composer Eric Moe's Strenuous Pleasures along with works by Valerie Coleman, David Rakowski, David Sanford, and Joan Tower, one of the founding members of the ensemble.
The Da Capo Chamber Players have been hailed by The New Yorker as a "distinguished ensemble...at the center of the New York new-music scene for forty-five years.” Winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award early in its trajectory (1973), the ensemble is about to enter its 47th season. It is a five-member "Pierrot" ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano). The internationally acclaimed group has worked closely with today's most respected composers, building a heritage of present-day American chamber music drawn from an enormous spectrum of styles.
Known for its unique and dedicated attention to every work, its dynamic performances are consistent with the highest musical standards found in performances of traditional repertoire. The five ensemble members bring years of creative insight, involvement and artistic vision to our work and performances of today's repertoire, including over 150 works written especially for the group. Adventuresome programs with electronic sounds, works by young composers, collaborations with choreographers — all have sparked the imagination of listeners.
In 2010, NPR named the ensemble's recording, Chamber Music of Chinary Ung (Bridge Records), as one of the five Best Contemporary Classical CDs of the Year.
Tickets are available through the University of Pittsburgh Stages Box Office, by calling 412-624-7529, or visiting music.pitt.edu/tickets. Tickets in advance: general admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. At the door: general admission is $20; students and seniors are $15.
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