Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Chamber Music Festival - Lemons to Lemonade

Collins Recital Hall | Hamel Music Center

June 12, 2022 2:30 pm

Lemons to Lemonade

About this event

In Lemons to Lemonade we feature composers who turned problems into advantages. Beethoven’s deafness led him to explore sounds, colors, and forms beyond the ken of his time; nowhere is that more evident than in the Sonata for cello and piano in D Major. Pulitzer-prize-winning composer Kevin Puts took the problem of an unusual instrumental combination—flute, violin, cello, piano, and bass voice—and turned it into a modern masterpiece, his song cycle In At The Eye with text by W.B.Yeats. Black composer Billy Childs responded to the darkness of Ravel’s Scarbo by writing Pursuit, a solo piano work about the present-day darkness of Black men being pursued by the police. And Undine Smith Moore, in her Afro-American Suite for flute, cello, and piano, transforms traditional slave work songs into a profoundly uplifting piece.

Felix Mendelssohn Andante and Allegro for piano four-hands, op. 92
Kevin Puts In At The Eye for bass-baritone, flute, violin, viola, cello, and piano
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata in D Major for cello and piano
Shawn Okpebholo Balm in Gilead for baritone, flute, and piano
Maurice Ravel Scarbo for solo piano
Billy Childs Pursuit for solo piano
Undine Smith Moore Afro-American Suite for flute, cello, and piano

Stephanie Jutt, flute
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violin
Kenneth Olsen, cello
Timothy Jones, bass-baritone
Inna Faliks, piano

Join us for all eight programs! BDDS’s 31st season, Riches to Rags, ranges from traditional riches of the chamber music repertoire to great chamber music that has been systematically undervalued. Our season culminates in a week of ragtime, a quintessentially American music that developed in Black communities at the end of the 19th century. After two summers of mostly virtual offerings, we are thrilled to reintroduce audiences to the transformational power of live chamber music performed in intimate spaces.

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Prices (including all fees)

Series Ticket (three concerts minimum) Premium, Reserved Seat $46.50
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Individual Concert - Premium, Reserved Seat $52.50
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