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2016 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

2016 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

Concert preview at 7:15 p.m. – Professor Steven Whiting discusses Britten, Mozart and Holst

DCWS combines forces with the world-class artists from the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival.

Artists:

Alessio Bax, piano
Adrian Brendel, cello
Paul Watkins, conductor
Yoonshin Song, violin
Wei Yu, cello
Kevin Brown, double bass
with members of the Altius Quartet, Friction Quartet, Trio Honore, and Trio Nova Mundi

Program:

Britten – Sinfonietta
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414
Watkins – Sonata for Cello and Eight Instruments
Arnold – Flute Concerto No. 1 for Flute & Strings
Holst – St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No. 2

Advance tickets are $40 – 60. Student pricing available.
To purchase tickets call 248-559-2097 or visit greatlakeschambermusic.org.

 

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

Sponsored by Schechter Investment Advisors

Regular $25, Senior $22, Student $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

Here’s your chance to perform with DCWS! Enjoy and interactive concert featuring Elliott Schwartz’s Music for Audience and Soloist as well as Dvorák Serenade and Michael Daughtery’s Ladder to the Moon.

Concert preview at 2:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Macro Connect
In conversation: Conductor Craig Kirchhoff with H. Robert Reynolds

Program

Mozart, W.A.Marriage of Figaro Overture
Nielsen, Carl – Serenate in Vano
Daugherty, Michael – Ladder to the Moon
Schwartz, Elliott – Music for Audience and Soloist
Dvorak, Antonin – Serenade for Wind Instruments in D minor, Op. 44

Parking

Complimentary parking is available in the Kirk in the Hills parking lot. Park near the Refectory entrance.

Soave Soirée

Soave Soirée

Regular $25, Senior $22, Student $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

 Peter Soave, accordion and bandoneon virtuoso, joins DCWS wind an strings musicians in a cabaret-style setting. The program will include music ranging from Piazzolla to Prokofiev.

Concert Preview at 6:45 p.m.

Sponsored by Macro Connect
“Bach, Bellows & Buttons” – Peter Soave on the Bandoneon

Program

Romero, Aldemaro – Fuga con Pajarillo
Prokofiev, Sergei – Quintet in G Minor, Op. 39
Piazzolla, Astor – Escualo
Bach, J.S. – Sicilienne
Bolling, Claude – Sentimentale
Bach, J.S. – Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased through the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham.
First United Methodist Church of Birmingham Office: 248-646-1200

Parking

Complimentary parking is available in the FUMCB parking lot.

Holiday Brass Royal Oak

Holiday Brass Royal Oak

Sponsored by The Family of Burton D. Jones and Plunkett Cooney

Regular $35, Senior $30, Student $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

The seasonal splendor returns with holiday favorites highlighting DCWS talented brass musicians and guest choirs from Stoney Creek High School.

Concert preview at 6:45 p.m.
Sponsored by Macro Connect
Holiday Sing-Along featuring the Stoney Creek High School Choirs

Program

Harvey, Roger – Festive Cheer
Byrd, William – O Come Emmanuel
Byrd – For Unto Us a Child is Born
Byrd – Coventry Carol
Byrd – Sing Lallaby
Byrd – “Every Valley” from Messiah
Turrin, Joseph – Rhapsody Noel
Haydn, Franz Joseph – Achieved is the Glorious Work from “The Creation”
Various – Holiday for Trombones
DiLorenzo, Anthony – Twas the Night Before Christmas
Ulrich, Brandon – Psalm 150
Beethoven, Ludwig van – Ode to Joy

Parking

Complimentary parking in the First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak lot.

Holiday Brass Detroit

Holiday Brass Detroit

Sponsored by The Center for Financial Planning and Butzel Long

Regular $35, Senior $30, Student $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

The seasonal splendor returns with holiday favorites highlighting DCWS talented brass musicians and guest choir Metropolitan Detroit Chorale.

Concert preview at 1:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Macro Connect
Holiday Sing-Along featuring the Metropolitan Detroit Chorale

Program

Harvey, Roger – Festive Cheer
Byrd, William – O Come Emmanuel
Byrd – For Unto Us a Child is Born
Byrd – Coventry Carol
Byrd – Sing Lallaby
Byrd – “Every Valley” from Messiah
Turrin, Joseph – Rhapsody Noel
Haydn, Franz Joseph – Achieved is the Glorious Work from “The Creation”
Various – Holiday for Trombones
DiLorenzo, Anthony – Twas the Night Before Christmas
Tabourot/Woodward – Ding Dong Merrily on High
Beethoven, Ludwig van – Ode to Joy

Parking

Complimentary parking in the St. John’s lot.

Trumpet Summit

TRUMPET SUMMIT

Sponsored by The Family of Carroll V. Williams and The Center for Financial Planning

Regular $25, Senior $22, Student $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

It’s all things trumpet at this DCWS brass spectacular! Eight trumpeters share the stage with other DCWS players and organist John Sittard, with music spanning four centuries.  

Concert Preview at 2:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Macro Connect
“Trumpet Tales”, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the Trumpet, with Robert White and David Ammer

Program

Broughton, Bruce – Concert Piece for Eight Trumpets
Franceschini, Petronio – Sonata in D major
Ewald, Victor – Brass Quintet No. 3, Op. 7
Altenburg, Johann Ernst – Concerto for Seven Trumpets & Timpani
Dzubay, David – Two Celebratory Fanfares
Manfredini, Francesco – Concerto for Two Trumpets
Plog, Anthony – Suite for 6 Trumpets
Lafosse, Andre – Suite Impromptu for Brass Quintet
Hovhaness, Alan – Prayer of Saint Gregory
Ignaz Franz von Biber, Heinrich – Sonata “Sancti Polycarpi”

Parking

Complimentary parking in the St. Hugo parking lot.

Mothers of Melody

MOTHERS OF MELODY

Sponsored by Ann Throop & The Betty & Art Blair Fund

Concert preview at 2:15 p.m. – Mothers of Music interview with Christine Ammer

DCWS highlights pioneering female composers Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Kristin Kuster’s “Jelly Fish” will be performed by a new DCWS member, Tim McAllister. And don’t miss a special interview with Christine Ammer, an esteemed musicologist and author of “A History of Women in American Music.”

Program

Schumann, Clara – Piano Trio Op.17
Mendelssohn, Fanny – Songs without Words
Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe – Concerto for Trumpet & 5 Instruments
Kuster, Kristin – Jelly Fish
Thomas, Augusta Read – Four Etudes

Artists

Timothy McAllister, saxophone
Courtney Snyder, conductor
Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin
Una O’Riordan, cello
Stephen Molina, bass
Zhihua Tang, piano
Liz Ames, piano
Gwen Thrasher Dease, percussion
Shannon Orme, bass clarinet
David Ammer, trumpet
Dave Buck, flute
Kristin Kuster, composer