Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society - GI Joe
Presented By Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society - GI Joe

Sat, Jun 16 - Sun, Jun 17

The Playhouse: $43 - $48
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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 17 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.

GI JOE is music written about soldiers or by composers who were solders themselves.

  • • Francis Poulenc wrote his rambunctious Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano written shortly after his service
  • • Kevin Puts’ solo cantata Einstein on Mercer Street is a modern masterpiece about the most important pacifist scientist of the 20th century
  • • Stravinsky’s masterpiece A Soldier’s Tale features three actors and a dancer accompanied by a septet of instruments

Musicians include:

  • • Violinist Axel Strauss, winner of the Naumberg Award
  • • Calum Cook, principal cello in the Chicago Lyric Opera
  • • Clarinetist Alan Kay of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • • Bassoonist Adrian Morejon from the Dorian Wind Quintet and the Curtis Institute
  • • Bass-baritone Timothy Jones from the University of Houston
  • • Two Dynamite Factory artists: pianist Satoko Hayami from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and newly-appointed principal oboe Noah Kay from the Colorado Spring Philharmonic
  • • Special guest Blake Washington, an award-winning hip-hop dancer
  • • 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!