Down East 2013 ©
On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 2 - 4 p.m., the USM School of Music presents several solo and ensemble student musicians in a master class with the Da Capo Chamber Players. Da Capo musicians will provide critical feedback on the student performances. $6 at the door, no reservations required.
The Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players, one of New York City’s most longstanding and preeminent new music ensembles, will be in residence at USM School of Music for three days to present a public concert featuring soprano Lucy Shelton, readings, and recordings of student works, an open rehearsal for students, a master class and a public lecture.
While in residence, the Da Capo Chamber Players will work closely with USM student composers on compositions they wrote specifically for this residency. Reading the works of student composers has long been a part of Da Capo's mission, and in this case the readings will take place in two separate sessions, with each composer afforded ample time to hear and adjust his or her work.
The residency is sponsored by the USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee, and made possible in part with public funds from the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
All residency events will be held in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus. For more information about this residency, visit:
About the Da Capo Chamber Players
Since its founding in 1970, the Da Capo Chamber Players has established itself as one of the foremost new music groups in the United States. The group’s mission is to give new works the dedicated attention and exciting performances consistent with the highest musical standards in traditional repertoire. Da Capo is a leader in building a strong heritage of present-day American chamber music: the group is known not only for exceptional artistry but also for the wealth of new compositions written for them.
Over the years, more than 80 chamber music works have been written especially for them by composers ranging from Philip Glass to Milton Babbit, Joan Tower, Jeffrey Mumford, and Su Lian Tan. The residency by this Naumburg Award-winning ensemble will coincide with many activities and events that will be very beneficial to students, faculty, and staff, and interesting to the public.
Founded by composer Joan Tower, and regularly in residence at Bard College for three decades, the ensemble has a long tradition and copious experience working with student composers. During their time at USM, they will read and record student compositions in sessions open to the public that are guaranteed to be enlightening.
Visit Da Capo online at www.da-capo.org .
For more information about programs and events at the USM School of Music, visit usm.maine.edu/music, write to email@example.com , or call (207) 780-5265.
Members of the Press and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, firstname.lastname@example.org . Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646