STEPHANIE JUTT AND JEFFREY SYKES - ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

BDDS 27th SEASON | TOY STORIES

Toy StoriesWEEK 1 June 8, 9, 10
Concerts in Madison and Spring Green

Flute, Stephanie Jutt — Sponsored by Wiley & Virginia Sykes
Piano, Jeffrey Sykes — Sponsored by Ellen White & Eric Sutter
Violin, Yura Lee — Sponsored by Mary & Carl Gulbrandsen
Violin, Leanne League
Viola, Sally Chisholm — Sponsored by Sarah Siskind & Joel Rogers
Cello, Jean-Michel Fonteneau — Sponsored by Sue Cleary-Koch
Percussion, Anthony di Sanza
Piano, Jason Kutz (Dynamite Factory artist) — Sponsored by James Dahlberg & Elsebet Lund
Visual Artist, Jeff Repko — Sponsored by Paula & David Kraemer

Artist Bios…


Teddy Talks

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 27 in G Major, K.379 — Sponsored by Ed Krinsky & Mary Jane Armstrong
Théodore Dubois: Poèmes Virgiliens for flute and piano
Franz Joseph Haydn (arr. Johann Peter Salomon): Symphony No. 82 in C Major, Hob.I:82 (“The Bear”), arranged for flute, string quartet, and piano — Sponsored by Marna King
Théodore Dubois: Terzettino for flute, viola, and piano
Johannes Brahms (arr. Theodor Kirchner): String Sextet No.1 in B flat Major, Op.18, arranged for piano trio

Friday, June 8, 7:30 PM, The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Sunday, June 10, 2:30 PM, Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green


American Girls

Amy Beach: Romance, op. 23, for violin and piano — Sponsored by Ellen Brothers
Gabriela Lena Frank: Sueños de Chambi: Snapshots for an Andean Album for flute, violin, and piano — Sponsored by Sandra & Luis Fernandez
Franz Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio in C Major, Hob.XV:27 — Sponsored by Vicki & Jerry Stewart
Chen Yi: Qi for flute, cello, piano, and percussion
Rebecca Clarke: Piano Trio

Saturday, June 9, 7:30 PM, The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Sunday, June 10, 6:30 PM, Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green


WEEK 2 June 15, 16, 17
Concerts in Madison and Spring Green

Flute, Stephanie JuttSponsored by Wiley & Virginia Sykes
Piano, Jeffrey SykesSponsored by Ellen White & Eric Sutter
Bass-baritone, Timothy JonesSponsored by Jane & David Villa
Violin, Axel StraussSponsored by Norma & Elliott Sober
Cello, Calum CookSponsored by Daphne Webb & Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Attorneys
Double bass, David SchollSponsored by Tom Reps & Fran Wong
Clarinet, Alan KaySponsored by Miriam Simmons
Oboe, Laura Medisky
Bassoon, Adrian Morejon
Trumpet, Matt Onstad
Trombone, Dylan Chmura-Moore
Percussion, Anthony di Sanza
Piano, Satoko Hayami (Dynamite Factory artist) — Sponsored by James Dahlberg & Elsebet Lund
Dancer and choreographer, Blake Washington

Artist Bios…


Play-Do(h)

Alexandre Tansman: Sonatine
Georg Philipp Telemann
: Trio Sonata in C minor for flute, violin, and continuo — Sponsored by Linda & Keith Clifford
Bohuslav Martinů: Suite from La revue de cuisine for violin, cello, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, piano, and dancer
Gabriel Pierné: Sonata da camera, Op.48, for flute, cello, and piano
Francis Poulenc: Le bal masqué for baritone, violin, cello, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, percussion, and piano

Friday, June 15, 7:30 PM, The Playhouse, Madison
Sunday, June 17, 2:30 PM, Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green


GI Joe

Robert Schumann: Three Romances, Op.94, for bassoon and piano
Kevin Puts: Einstein on Mercer Street for baritone, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, and piano — Sponsored by Barbara Johnson
Igor Stravinsky: L’histoire du soldat for narrator, violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion, and dancer — Sponsored by Michael Bridgeman & Jack Holzhueter

Saturday, June 16, 7:30 PM, The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Sunday, June 17, 6:30 PM, Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green


WEEK 3 June 22, 23, 24
Concerts in Madison, Stoughton, and Spring Green

Flute, Stephanie JuttSponsored by Wiley & Virginia Sykes
Piano, Jeffrey SykesSponsored by Anne & Peter Wadsack
Soprano, Emily BirsanSponsored by Ellen White & Eric Sutter
Violin, Suzanne BeiaSponsored by Thomas Terry
Violin, Leanne League
Viola, Jeremy Kienbaum (Dynamite Factory artist) — Sponsored by M.J. Wiseman
Cello, Trace Johnson (Dynamite Factory artist) — Sponsored by James Dahlberg & Elsebet Lund
Piano, Satoko Hayami (Dynamite Factory artist) — Sponsored by James Dahlberg & Elsebet Lund

Artist Bios…


Rubber Ducky, You’re The One

Camille Saint-Saens: The Swan for cello and piano
Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose for piano four-hands — Sponsored by Charles & Martha Casey
Waterfowl Songs by Menotti, Gibbons, Chabrier, and Fauré for soprano and piano
Sir Eugene Goossens: Four Sketches, Op. 5, for flute, violin, and piano
Sergei Prokofiev: The Ugly Duckling, Op.18, for soprano and piano — Sponsored by Claire Resop & Michael Richman
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 in B-flat Major, K.595 — Sponsored by Larry Bechler, in memory of Patty Struck

Friday, June 22, 7:30 PM, Stoughton Opera House
Sunday, June 24, 2:30 PM, Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green


Transformers

Paul Wiancko: American Haiku for viola and cello — Sponsored by David Ahmann
Richard Strauss: Four Songs, Op. 27, for soprano and piano — Sponsored by Orange & Dean Schroeder
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Flute Concerto in D minor, H.484.1
Samuel Barber: Hermit Songs for soprano and piano
Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 — Sponsored by Carla & Dick Love

Saturday, June 23, 7:30 PM, The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Sunday, June 24, 6:30 PM, Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green

Trumpet MATTHEW ONSTAD A Wisconsin native, Dr. Onstad serves as assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he teaches applied trumpet, coaches chamber music, and performs with the Whitewater Brass Quintet. While earning his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from UW-Madison, Dr. Onstad performed with the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, a faculty ensemble-in-residence. He holds the rank of staff sergeant in the 132nd Wisconsin Army National Guard Band and has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and the Isthmus Brass. He held the position of principal trumpet with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra from 2016-2021. Dr. Onstad has previously taught trumpet at St. Ambrose University, UW-La Crosse, and UW-Oshkosh. He has served as a master clinician with the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, the 132nd Army Band, and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Onstad received his Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Oshkosh. matthewonstad.com

Violinist Paran Amirinazari, an avid chamber musician, is a founding member and artistic drector of the Willy Street Chamber Players. She is a former member of the Hunt String Quartet and has recently earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cello TRACE JOHNSON, a native of Madison, Wisconsin, has appeared as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral musician in a wide variety of settings in the U.S. and around the world. He is a cellist in the Sarasota Orchestra in Sarasota, Florida, and recently performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Madison Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed in chamber recitals with faculty from SUNY Purchase, the University of Toronto, Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida International University, Shenandoah University, and Queens College in New York City. traceljohnson.com

Bass NICK MORAN, a veteran of the Madison, Wisconsin, music scene, performs on both electric bass and the double bass in varied genres including jazz, Afro-Latin, hip hop, reggae, and funk. Mr. Moran has toured internationally and performed with a diverse collection of acts, including Ben Sidran, Lee ‘Scratch‘ Perry, Clyde Subblefield, and David ‘Fathead‘ Newman (Ray Charles’s sax player). He has also worked with such Madison music institutions as Harmonious Wail, the Gomers, Tony Casteneda, Anna Laube, Joy and the Boy, and the Tim Whalen Nonet. As a freelance bassist, Mr. Moran has recorded tracks and albums for a wide-ranging roster of artists including Gerri DiMaggio, University of Wisconsin-Madison music professor Les Thimmig, Clyde Stubbelfield, Hanah John Taylor, and reggae giants Natty Nation. His playing can also be heard in various Afro-Cuban, hip hop, R&B and funk loop libraries from Sony Music and Apple. In addition to his music career, Mr. Moran works as a production and development consultant for the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium. In 2014, he was named "Jazz Personality of The Year" at the Isthmus Jazz Festival by mayoral proclamation. In 2016, he joined the UW-Madison School of Music as jazz bass instructor.

Conductor KENNETH WOODS was appointed artistic director and principal conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra in 2013, and was recently appointed artistic director of both the Elgar Festival in Worcester, England, and the Colorado MahlerFest. As a guest, Mr. Woods has conducted ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the English Chamber Orchestra; has been featured on broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, National Public Radio, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; and has appeared at music festivals such as Aspen, Scotia and Lucerne. Under Mr. Woods’ leadership, the English Symphony Orchestra responded to the2020 Covid-19 lockdown, “Music from Wyastone," a series of virtual concerts including dozens of world-premieres of new works and new arrangements, such as a chamber version of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. Mr. Woods’s blog, “A View from the Podium,” is one of the 25 most popular classical blogs in the world. He has spoken on Mahler on NPR’s All Things Considered and is a regular speaker on BBC radio programs. Kennethwoods.net

Baritone TIMOTHY JONES has performed in opera houses and with symphony orchestras in the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. He has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and the Jacksonville Symphony. In opera houses he has performed leading roles in "The Marriage of Figaro," "Carmen," Die Zauberflöte," "Cosi Fan Tutte," "Don Giovanni," "Don Pasquale," "La Boheme," "Falstaff," "Macbeth," and "La Traviata." He has been a frequent guest with the Victoria Bach Festival, New Texas Festival, Round Top Music Festival, Ars Lyrica Houston, Cactus Pear Music Festival, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. As a committed performer of contemporary music, Mr. Jones has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions by leading composers of our time. He currently lives in Houston, where he serves on the faculty of the University of Houston.

Cellist KENNETH OLSEN joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as assistant principal cello in 2005. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and a winner of the school's prestigious concerto competition. His other awards include first prize in the Nakamichi Cello Competition at the Aspen Music Festival and second prize at the 2002 Holland-America Music Society Competition. His teachers have included Richard Aaron at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Joel Krosnick at New York's Juilliard School of Music and Luis Garcia-Renart at Bard College. He also has been a participant at the Steans Institute for Young Artists (the Ravinia Festival's professional studies program for young musicians) and at Boston University's Tanglewood Institute. A native of New York, Kenneth Olsen is a founding member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless string orchestra comprised of young musicians from orchestras and ensembles all over the country.

Violin SUZANNE BEIA is co-concertmaster of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, concertmaster of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and second violinist in the Pro Arte Quartet. A native of Reno, Nevada, she began her musical studies on the viola at the age of ten. Three years later, she shifted her attention to the violin and made her solo debut at the age of fourteen with the North Lake Tahoe Symphony. Since that time, she has performed as a soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. and Germany. Before coming to Madison, Ms. Beia held the position of principal second violin in the Wichita Symphony and has held concertmaster positions with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Bay Area Women's Philharmonic, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and Chamber Symphony of San Francisco. She also held the assistant concertmaster position in the New World Symphony. Her chamber music experience has been extensive: she has performed at festivals such as Chamber Music West, Telluride Chamber Music Festival, Token Creek, Festival de Prades, and Chamber Music at the Barn. Ms. Beia has served on the faculties of the Rocky Ridge Music Center and Florida International University.