Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society: Cs the Day
Fri, Jun 23 - Sun, Jun 25
The Playhouse: $43 - $48
Ages 6 and up
The June 25 performance will take place at Hillside Theater, Taliesin in Spring Green, WI.
This season’s theme is Alphabet Soup, because it’s our 26th year and there are 26 letters in the alphabet. Each program is named after a combination of letters used in everyday language. Sometimes our musical interpretation of those letters is literal and sometimes it’s quite loose.
We welcome back audience favorites Hye-Jin Kim, violin; Ara Gregorian, viola; Parry Karp, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano; and Timothy Jones, bass-baritone. They are joined by violinist Soh-Hyun Park Altino, a new member of the UW-Madison music faculty.
Cs the Day includes the Midwest premiere of Paul Moravec’s thrilling Cool Fire for flute, string quartet, and piano and Mozart’s great “Coronation Concerto” arranged for the entire ensemble. Timothy Jones will be featured in Gerald Finzi’s fantastic song cycle Let Us Garlands Bring, settings of carpe diem poems of Shakespeare. (Carpe diem is Latin for “seize the day” = “Cs the Day”—get it?) At the center of this program is Carl Czerny’s Sonata in C minor for piano four-hands. We’ll be suspending a camera over the keyboard so the audience can see how the hands of the pianists cross and interlock throughout this virtuosic masterpiece.
Serious chamber music is serious fun at Bach Dancing & Dynamite concerts, now celebrating its 26th year. In a rousing three-weekend festival, you’ll hear great classical masterpieces and the best of contemporary works. A roster of musicians with national and international reputations guarantees fantastic performances. The venues are intimate: 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!
Photos by Dick Ainsworth, aka the “potted plant,” of BDDS performances and behind-the-scenes will be on exhibit in The Playhouse Gallery June 3 – July 9.