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Virtual Chamber Music Festival

Our Grand Finale!

We have arrived at our grand finale! But before the curtain rises, Jeffrey and Stephanie stopped to chat with Samantha Crownover, our executive director. They reveal her alias, touch on Instagram posts (follow BDDS @dynabach and Samantha @art_dish ), moments of quiet, and continuing education. They also send their best wishes to you and very much look forward to when we'll meet again in person.

For years, BDDS's motto has been "Chamber Music with a Bang!" But what could we possibly do, in the time of a pandemic, to live up to that? How could we end our virtual season with a bang? After checking out postings from other ensembles and festivals, Stephanie and Jeffrey decided to create a virtual group performance of our own. It's the last two movements of Stravinsky's  Suite Italienne, a high-energy, feel-good piece, but it's hard, full of toe-tappingly virtuosic rhythmic complexity. You will see that the BDDS artists that participated––19 in all––are scattered across the continent. Jeffrey recorded the "master track" and sent it out. Everyone else recorded their parts while listening to Jeffrey on earphones and watching his video. Dave Alcorn, a brilliant audio/video engineer in Madison, assembled the performance that you see. We thank him along with Evan Richards, Volunteer YouTube Librarian, for making this virtual festival possible.

And now the moment we've all been waiting for: the Minuet and Finale from Stravinsky's  Suite Italienne . We hope it leaves you with a kick in your step and a smile on your face! Here's sending you dancing, dynamite, and all our very best wishes from all across the continent.
Igor Stravinsky: Suite Italienne  (1932-33) Minuet and Finale
Artistic Co-Directors
Stephanie Jutt, flute (New York) • Jeffrey Sykes, piano (San Francisco)
Iva Ugrcic, flute (Madison)
Alan Kay, clarinet (New York)
Adrian Morejon, bassoon (New York)
Matthew Onstad, trumpet (Madison)
Leanne League, violin (Madison)
Irina Muresanu, violin (Washington, DC)
Axel Strauss, violin (Montreal)
Carmit Zori, violin (Brooklyn)
Sally Chisholm, viola (Madison)
Jeremy Kienbaum, viola (New York)
Katrin Talbot, viola (Madison)
Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello (Berkeley)
Joseph Johnson, cello (Toronto)
Trace Johnson, cello (Madison)
Parry Karp (Madison)
Beth Rapier, cello (Minneapolis)
Anthony Ross, cello (Minneapolis)
Want to relive recent BDDS seasons in photos?
Enjoy Dick Ainsworth's beautiful collection, " Photographing Creativity "
Click on the link, select "Dick Ainsworth" from the top menu bar, then scroll down to "Photographing Creativity"
Reading Recommendations

Catfish and Mandala by Andrew X. Pham (Tony & Beth)
Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (Carmit's mom)
A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman (Carmit)
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (Sam)
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (Sam)
Becoming by Michelle Obama (Alan)
Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom (Alan)
Quichotte by Salman Rushdie (Alan)
The Whale: In Search of Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare (Stephanie)
The Dog of the South by Charles Portis (Jeffrey)
Radical Acceptance and True Refuge by Tara Brach (Sam)

Consider shopping for books at Room of One's Own in Madison or Arcadia Books in Spring Green

What to Watch

Dear White People - Netflix (Adrian)
When They See Us - Netflix (Adrian)
Queer Eye - Netflix (Sam)
Shtisel - Netflix (Sam)
Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell (Jeffrey)
MasterClass (Jean-Michel)
Thank you all for your support.
We hope you enjoyed our Virtual Festival!
Revisit our programs on YouTube
 If you loved what you saw, please consider a donation. We have been able to partially compensate our wonderful musician friends and keep the lights on at BDDS Worldwide Headquarters. We will connect with you throughout the year and be back in June 2021.
Questions, comments? Email or call BDDS 608.255.9866
Samantha Crownover | Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society | 608.255.9866 |