Callithumpian Consort with Stephen Drury, at Jordan Hall
The oddest entry on the Callithumpian Consort’s Wednesday concert was Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. A loose confederation of musicians under the direction of Stephen Drury, Callithumpian is dedicated to exploring the avant-garde. A standard like the Debussy seems out of place, but there was a reason for its presence here. All the works on the first half had those three instruments in common, providing a lesson on how innovation and tradition play off one another.