Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society - Share the Wealth
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Share the Wealth

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

Fri, Jun 26 - Sun, Jun 28

Stoughton Opera House & Collins Recital Hall: $43
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Fri 06/26/20 7:30 PM


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Sun 06/28/20 2:30 PM


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Running Time:

2 hours


Ages 6 and up

Student tickets $10

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“Share the Wealth” will be performed at the Stoughton Opera House, Friday, June 26, at 7:30 PM, and at Collins Recital Hall, Mead Witter School of Music, UW-Madison Campus, on Sunday, June 28, at 2:30 PM.

BDDS’s 29th season, “Riches to Rags,” features ragtime and the great New England Ragtime Ensemble (NERE) in its final festival weekend. Formed by Gunther Schuller in the early 1970s and reconstituted recently by one of its original members, Stephanie Jutt, the ensemble is the preeminent ragtime chamber orchestra. In “Share the Wealth,” the focus is on the “classical” composers of ragtime like Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, and James Scott— on to the early jazz classics of Jelly Roll Morton, and the classical composers they inspired like Claude Debussy and Eric Satie. Pianist John West, another original member of NERE, will join Jeffrey Sykes in a performance of Samuel Barber’s ragtime-influenced Souvenirs for piano four-hands and the irresistible “Tap Dance” by Erwin Schulhoff.

Samuel Barber: Souvenirs, op. 28, for piano four-hands

Abundant and various rags by Scott Joplin, James Scott, Tom Turpin, Louis Chauvin, Artie Matthews, Joseph Lamb, Gunther Schuller, Claude Debussy, Kenneth Laufer, and Robert Carriker

Early jazz by Jelly Roll Morton, James Reese Europe, Duke Ellington, Zez Confrey, and Eubie Blake


Attend all seven programs during Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society’s chamber music festival, which include insightful commentary and delightful surprises.