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The Principals

The Principals

Pre-concert reception at 7:30 p.m.

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

New DSO Principal Violist Eric Nowlin makes his DCWS debut, joined by DSO Concertmaster Yoonshin Song and Principal Cellist Wei Yu for an evening of string trios.

Joseph Haydn – Divertimento for String Trio #2 in G Major
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Trio D major, Op. 9 No. 2
Ernő Dohnányi – Serenade for String Trio in C major, Op. 10



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


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


Complimentary parking is available in the FUMCB parking lot.

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.”


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


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