Encounters 2014-15 season: Da Capo Chamber Players and the return of yMUSIC

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Encounters 2014-2015 season features two residencies with outstanding new music groups.  On November 9, the Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players will perform in Baldwin Auditorium, presenting Steve Reich's "Double Sextet" and Duke composer Stephen Jaffe's "Light Dances" (Chamber Concerto No. 2).

Da Capo's residency continues on November 10 with recordings of works by Duke graduate composition students Benjamin Daniels, D. Edward Davis, Scott Lee, and Sid Richardson.

New York-based yMUSIC also returns in the 2014-2015 season for a residency sponsored by Encounters, Duke Performances, and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts.

In November, yMUSIC will participate in readings and rehearsals by Duke graduate composers Ben Daniels, Eren Gumrukcuoglu, Sarah Curzi, Jamie Keesecker, Vladimir Smirnov, Yahn Wagner. The group also will present their collaboration with Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Sam Green,  the film/music project The Measure of All Things. (Nov. 15 in Reynolds Industries Theater. Presented by Duke Performances.)

On March 3, yMUSIC will present music by the Duke graduate student composers they worked with in November in a concert at Motorco Music Hall in downtown Durham.