Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society - American Girls
Sat, Jun 9 - Sun, Jun 10
The Playhouse: $43 - $48
Ages 6 and up
$10 Student tickets are available for purchase with a valid ID.
For a series ticket, simply begin your purchase and you will be prompted to select three or more concerts, for a 15% savings.
The June 10 performance will take place at Hillside Theater, Taliesin in Spring Green, WI and will include an option for a picnic dinner by Enos Farms for $17.50. Dinners must be ordered one week in advance. For gourmet sandwich details and preferences, call Samantha at BDDS, at (608) 255-9866.
Toys have sparked our imagination as children and we’re still inspired! We “play” chamber music in every sense of that word. Each of our programs is organized around our quirky take on iconic toys. And in celebration of our 27th season, we’ve scattered various “27s” across our programs.
AMERICAN GIRLS have incredible stories to tell through their music.
- • Amy Beach, America’s first major female composer, is represented by gorgeous violin and piano duets from the late 1800s
- • Chen Yi, a Chinese immigrant, wrote Qi in an effort to merge her Chinese and American voices
- • Rebecca Clarke, an immigrant from England, wrote her Piano Trio in passionate response to the First World War
- • Gabriela Lena Frank—whose father is an American of Jewish Lithuanian descent and whose mother is a Peruvian of Chinese descent—offers a musical interpretation of a famous photo album of the Andes in Sueños de Chambi
- • Haydn’s virtuosic 27th piano trio is our nod to the 27th season
- • Violinist Yura Lee, winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant
- • Cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau of the San Francisco Piano Trio
- • Leanne League, violinist from the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
- • Sally Chisholm, violist from the Pro Arte Quartet
- • Pianist Jason Kutz, our Dynamite Factory artist
- • Artistic Directors Jeffrey Sykes, piano, and Stephanie Jutt, flute
Serious chamber music is serious fun at Bach Dancing & Dynamite concerts, during a rousing three-weekend festival, June 8 – 24. In six different programs, you’ll hear great classical masterpieces and the best of contemporary works. Try all three venues: The Playhouse at Overture, the jewel box historic Stoughton Opera House, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hillside Theater at Taliesin in Spring green. Concerts are spiked with stories about the music, mystery guests, and even door prizes. It’s chamber music with a bang!