All posts by Amanda Bankston

Rapido!

Rapido!
April 13, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Hagopian World of Rugs, Birmingham
Reception at 7:30 p.m.

Regular $25, Senior $22, 35 and Under $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

Help us select the regional finalist of this year’s “Rapido! 14 Day Composition Contest,” which gives emerging composers just two weeks to create a new work. Featured artists include DSO musicians Amanda Blaikie (flute) and Úna O’Riordan (cello).

Reed All About It

Reed All About It
January 26, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Hagopian World of Rugs, Birmingham
Reception at 7:30 p.m.

Regular $25, Senior $22, 35 and Under $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

It’s a night of double reeds featuring University of Michigan professors Jeff Lyman (bassoon), Nancy Ambrose King (oboe) and Amy I-Lin Cheng (piano).

Go for Baroque

Go for Baroque
February 23, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Hagopian World of Rugs, Birmingham
Reception at 7:30 p.m.

Regular $25, Senior $22, 35 and Under $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

Les Barocudas from McGill University in Montreal (QC) featuring Detroit native harpsichordist Nathan Mondry performs pieces from the Baroque Period.

The Michael Dease Quartet

The Michael Dease Quartet
December 15, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Hagopian World of Rugs, Birmingham
Reception at 7:30 p.m.

Regular $25, Senior $22, 35 and Under $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

Multifaceted artist and jazz dynamo Michael Dease brings his quartet to Hagopian World of Rugs for a performance of jazz classics and other assorted works.

Encore!

Encore!
November 3, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Hagopian World of Rugs, Birmingham
Reception at 7:30 p.m.

Regular $25, Senior $22, 35 and Under $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

DCWS musicians Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy (violin) and Laurence Liberson (clarinet) join pianist Robert Conway for a performance of chamber trios. The “Rapido! 14 Day Composition Contest” returns to DCWS with a performance of regional winner Mark Buller’s captivating work.

Sonatas, Songs & Spirituals

Sonatas, Songs & Spirituals
September 22, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Hagopian World of Rugs, Birmingham
Reception at 7:30 p.m.

Regular $25, Senior $22, 35 and Under $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

DCWS core member and trombonist Kenneth Thompkins presents works from his upcoming album, “Sonatas, Songs & Spirituals.” Other featured artists include soprano soloist Nicole Joseph of Kirk in the Hills Church and pianist Zhihua Tang.

UndergrounD

UndergrounD
May 18, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Michigan Theatre Garage, Detroit

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

Critically-acclaimed pianist and Grosse Pointe native Ivan Moshchuk teams up with local graffiti and hip hop artists for an event unlike any other in the iconic Michigan Theatre garage.

Mozart and the Masons

Mozart and the Masons
November 12, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Birmingham Unitarian Church

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

For the last seven years of his life, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was thought to be a Mason, which greatly influenced his life and work. DCWS violist James VanValkenburg and photographer Michelle Andonian explore this little-known relationship in a multi-disciplinary tour of Detroit’s Masonic Temple.

Neo/Classic

Neo/Classic
May 6, 2018 at 3 p.m.
Birmingham Unitarian Church

Regular $25, Senior $22, 35 and Under $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

Pianist James Tocco joins DCWS musicians to explore the intersection of classical and neoclassical works. The performance features a special family-friendly performance of Prokofiev’s timeless fairy tale, Peter and the Wolf as well as Beethoven’s Quintet, Op. 16 for piano and winds and Stravinsky’s groundbreaking Octet.

Rhythm in Movements

Ryhthm in Movements
March 25, 2018 at 3 p.m.
Birmingham Unitarian Church

Regular $25, Senior $22, 35 and Under $10
(All tickets $5 more at the door)

During the middle part of the 20th century, French composer Jean Françaix used Latin American dance to inspire Danses Exotique. Join Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Timothy McAllister and dancers from Eisenhower Dance for a multidisciplinary performance exploring the relationship between melody and movement.