Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society: Hanging by a Thread

Collins Recital Hall  
Hamel Music Center

Saturday, June 10, 2023 | 7:30 PM

Keeping up with the Jones

About this event

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society’s 23rd summer festival, OFF THE CUFF, is in celebration of the thrill of spontaneity. Join us for our nine programs this summer. Dress to the nines but keep your shirt on!

Stephanie Jutt, flute - sponsor: Joan Daniels Pedro
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Axel Strauss, violin - sponsors: Thomas Reps & Fran Wong
Leanne League, violin - sponsors: Sandra & Jun Lee
Madlen Breckbill, viola - sponsor: MJ Wiseman
Bion Tsang, cello - sponsors: Sarah & Mark Sundquist
Randy Hodgkinson, piano -  sponsor: Virginia Sykes
John Wineglass, composer - sponsors: Claire & Michael Richman

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto no. 12 in A Major, K. 414, for piano, flute, and string quartet - sponsors: Elsebet Lund & James Dahlberg
John Wineglass And the summer was over for piano and string quartet - sponsor: Bruce Crownover
Guillaume Connesson La Rire de Saraï for flute and piano
Joseph Haydn“Miracle” Symphony for flute, piano, and string quartet - sponsor: Bonnie Bruce
repertoire subject to change


HANGING BY A THREAD features Haydn’s great “Miracle” symphony in a contemporaneous arrangement for flute, piano, and string quartet. At the end of the premiere performance of the symphony, the audience was so enthusiastic, they rushed the stage—and miraculously avoided the massive chandelier that crashed to the floor where they had been seated previously! Clearly the chandelier had been hanging by a thread! The centerpiece of this program is the world premiere of the piano quintet we commissioned from Black American composer John Wineglass, And the summer was over. This quintet was inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker’s powerful short story “The Flowers.” We round out the program with a sparkling piano concerto of Mozart and the sensuous Le rire de Saraï of French composer Guillaume Conneson.


Skip the line! Purchase early and save time later. All of our tickets, whether purchased online, by phone, or in-person cost the same - there are no "convenience" fees for any option. So buy your tickets now, and breeze right past the box office and straight to your seat!

Bundle and save! Purchase 3 or more tickets together using the "Series Ticket" option and save $6 per ticket. But don't wait - series ticket bundles only available for purchase through May 1st!


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Prices (including all fees)

Series Ticket (three concerts minimum) Premium, Reserved Seat $47
Series Ticket (three concerts minimum) Reserved Seat $41
Individual Concert - Premium, Reserved Seat $53
Individual Concert - Reserved Seat $47
Individual Concert - Student (Any, 1 per order) $10