Upcoming Da Camera Performances

Source: Da Camera.

Tuesday, December 8 (8 pm) – Claire Chase, flute: Cy Twombly and Music, with Giancarlo Latta, violin + Erik Ulman, guest composer
As part of DACAMERA’s Hearing Color, Seeing Time series, Claire Chase – “a virtuoso of amazing dexterity and sensitivity” (Chicago Tribune) – performs at The Menil Collection’s Cy Twombly Gallery, a Renzo Piano-designed building dedicated to the iconic artist’s work. Her program includes works by Felipe Lara, Marcos Balter, Suzanne Farrin, and a world premiere by Erik Ulman, who developed an unusual friendship with the painter through years of correspondence. Ulman and Chase will discuss Twombly’s work with DACAMERA’s Artistic Director, Sarah Rothenberg. Filmed before a live audience, pre-pandemic.

Friday, December 11 (8 pm) – Visions of a Century: Perle Noire
Tyshawn Sorey, composer, percussion, piano with Julia Bullock, soprano + International Contemporary Ensemble
In Perle Noire, subtitled “Josephine Baker: a Personal Portrait,” Tyshawn Sorey – one of the most important composers of his generation – has arranged songs associated with Baker for Julia Bullock and the indomitable ICEensemble. As conceived by Peter Sellars, the result is “a ritual of morning,” according to Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times, “a reminder of Baker’s racial struggles and civil rights activism, and of the era of police brutality and Black Lives Matter in which we currently live.” Woolfe has called Bullock “one of the singular artists of her generation – a singer of enveloping tone, startlingly mature presence, and unusually sophisticated insight into culture, society, and history.”