The Difficulty of Crossing a Field
October 22, 2017 at 3 p.m.
College for Creative Studies, A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education

Regular $25, Senior $22, 35 and Under $10
(A ticket processing fee of $2 per ticket is applied to all orders by phone or online. All tickets are $7 more when purchased at the door, which includes the processing fee.)

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and the University of Michigan Opera Program present The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, composer David Lang’s work for string quartet, solo voices and small chorus adapted from the Ambrose Bierce short story of the same name. The work traces the mysterious disappearance of a slave overseer who vanishes without a trace.

Free parking will be available across Cass Ave. between W. Milwaukee Ave. and  W. Baltimore Ave.
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Performance Preview | 2:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Macro Connect

Join us before the concert to hear our new young-artists-in-residence from Oberlin College, Kalyn String Quartet, play Prokofiev’s String Quartet No. 2.

Interpretting History Through Music and Visual Arts

Join us at The Difficulty of Crossing a Field for an exclusive look at the piece with composer, David Lang, joining us by video, and Music Director, Kathleen Kelly. They will be joined by Patrina Chatman, Head Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to discuss how history is interpreted through various art forms.

36th Annual Celebration
Sponsored by BDO

Join DCWS as we mark 36 years of innovation and artistic excellence across metro Detroit. Enjoy dinner and an evening with other DCWS supporters and musicians.* There will be many ways to support our future, including a live auction and wine pull.

Sponsor a Musician’s Ticket
Support your favorite DCWS musician by underwriting his/her ticket to the event.

Click HERE to purchase ticket to the 36th Annual Celebration or to sponsor a musician’s ticket.

For more information, please contact Jaime Kannan at 248-559-2095 or

*Annual Celebration does not include ticket to The Difficulty of Crossing a Field.

Go behind the scenes of The Difficulty of Crossing a Field with Music Director Kathleen Kelly: