New World closes year with varied chamber program from Mozart to Harbison

Bulgarian-born Dobrinka Tabakova’s Such Different Paths (2007-08) was the afternoon’s discovery. Scored for string septet, Yabakova’s riveting eighteen-minute score melds repetitive minimalism and folk influences with the ancient sound of a viol consort, and the spiritual raptness of Arvo Pärt and Henryk Górecki. The music alternates rapid episodes with more…

ROYAL PORTRAITS

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Approx. Duration: 5 minutes Chacony in G minor, Z. 730 (c. 1678) Scott Jackson, violin I Michael Rau, violin II Stephanie Block, viola Blake-Anthony Johnson, cello Thomas Steigerwald, harpsichord Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Approx. Duration: 3 minutes Fantasia upon One Note, Z. 745 (c. 1680) Scott Jackson, violin…