Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Chamber Music Festival - Fortune Favors the Bold

Collins Recital Hall | Hamel Music Center

June 11, 2022 7:30 pm

James Button

About this event

Fortune Favors the Bold, is our first regular program of the season, and features music by composers who took bold risks in their music and their lives. British composer Ethyl Smyth, aside from writing what is now recognized as one of the great violin sonatas of the 19th century, was jailed for her work as a leader of the women’s suffrage movement. Mexican composers Roberto Peña and Manuel Ponce based their music on traditional Mexican song and folklore. Both overcame tremendous obstacles to bring their music to the public. The program concludes with Brahms’ Piano Trio in B Major, a bold work he wrote when he was 20 years old that brought him great success. Not content with that success, he extensively revised the work 34 years later, turning it into one of the most beloved pieces of chamber music of all time.

Ethyl Smith Sonata for violin and piano
Celsius Dougherty Sea Shanties for bass and piano
Roberto Peña Danzón for flute and piano
Manuel Ponce Estrellita for violin and piano
Johannes Brahms Trio in B Major for violin, 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
Series Ticket (three concerts minimum) Reserved Seat $40.50
Individual Concert - Premium, Reserved Seat $52.50
Individual Concert - Reserved Seat $46.50
Individual Concert - Student (Any, 1 per order) $10.00