The Washington Square Contemporary Music Society: Jayn Rosenfeld, flute; Jean Kopperud, clarinet; Dominic Donato, percussion; James Winn, piano; Margaret Kampmeier, piano; Curtis Macomber, violin; Deborah Wong, violin; Lois Martin, viola; Christopher Finckel; cello; Cheryl Marshall, soprano; David Gilbert, conductor
The Da Capo Chamber Players: Patricia Spencer, flute; Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet; Pablo Rieppi, percussion; Stephen Gosling, piano; Eva Gruesser, violin; Andre Emilianoff, cello; Andre Solomon-Glover, baritone soloist; Louis Karchin, conductor
A 21st century musician, taking us into the millennium with a new vision of music. The Washington Square Contemporary Music Society is among the world's most outstanding new-music ensembles.
Karchin's pieces combine the rhythmic drive associated with downtown music with the harmonic and structural rigor of uptown serialism. These pieces are serious as well as fun to listen to. —Steve Hicken, American Record Guide