STEPHANIE JUTT AND JEFFREY SYKES - ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

BDDS 28th SEASON | NAME DROPPING

WEEK 1 June 14,15,16
Concerts in Madison and Spring Green

Violin: Axel StraussSponsored by Jane & David Villa
Cello: Jean-Michel FonteneauSponsored by James Dahlberg & Elsebet Lund
Accordion: Stas VenglevskiSponsored by Linda & Keith Clifford
Flute: Stephanie JuttSponsored by Daphne Webb & Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Attorneys
Piano: Jeffrey Sykes – Sponsored by Ellen White & Eric Sutter

Artist Bios…


FONTENEAU OF YOUTH

Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio in E Major, Hob. XV: 28
Gabriel Fauré: Élégie, op. 24, for cello and piano – Sponsored by Ronnie Hess & Ron Rosner
Ned Rorem: Trio for flute, cello, and piano – Sponsored by Barbara Johnson
Lili Boulanger: D’un soir triste and D’un matin du printemps for piano trio
Various tangos, polkas, and other works featuring accordion

Friday, June 14, 7:30 PM, The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
   Free post-concert reception in Promenade Lounge
Sunday, June 16, 2:30 PM, Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green


QUADRUPLE AXEL

C.P.E. Bach: Trio Sonata in D minor, Wq.145, for flute, violin, cello, and piano
Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio in C minor, op. 101 – Sponsored by Ed Krinsky & Mary Jane Armstrong
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for violin and piano – Sponsored by Vicki & Jerry Stewart
Various tangos, polkas, and other works featuring accordion

Saturday, June 15, 7:30 PM, The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Sunday, June 16, 6:30 PM, Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green


WEEK 2 June 21, 22, 23
Concerts in Madison, Stoughton, and Spring Green

Violin: Stephanie Sant’AmbrogioSponsored by Anne & Peter Wadsack
Violin: Leanne LeagueSponsored by Jun & Sandra Lee
Viola: Carol CookSponsored by Ellen Brothers
Cello: Parry KarpSponsored by Sue Cleary-Koch
Cello: Alison Rowe (Dynamite Factory Artist)Sponsored by Sarah Siskind & Joel Rogers
Flute: Stephanie Jutt – Sponsored by Ellen White & Eric Sutter
Clarinet: Alan Kay – Sponsored by Mary & Carl Gulbrandsen
Horn: Karl Kramer JohansenSponsored by Miriam Simmons
Piano: Jeffrey Sykes – Sponsored by Ellen White & Eric Sutter
Piano: Thomas Kasdorf – Sponsored by Martha & Chuck Casey

Artist Bios…


ROCK THE SYKES-O-DELIC KAS-BAH

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028, for cello and piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271 (“Jeunehomme”)
Carl Vine: Cafe Concertino for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano
Johannes Brahms: Trio in E-flat Major, op, 40, for horn, violin, and piano – Sponsored by Michael Bridgeman & Jack Holzhueter

Friday, June 21, 7:30 PM, Stoughton Opera House
Sunday, June 23, 2:30 PM, Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green


STEPH INFECTION

Franz Doppler: Nocturne, op. 19, for flute, violin, horn, and piano
Robert Schumann: Märchenerzählungen, op. 132, for clarinet, viola, and piano
Antonín Dvorák: Quartet in F Major, op. 96, for flute, violin, viola, and cello (“American”) – Sponsored by Norma & Elliott Sober
Dmitri Shostakovich: Five Pieces, op.98, for flute, clarinet, and piano
Ernst von Dohnanyi: Sextet in C Major, op. 37, for clarinet, horn, violin, viola, cello, and piano – Sponsored by Carla & Dick Love

Saturday, June 22, 7:30 PM, The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Sunday, June 23, 6:30 PM, Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green


WEEK 3 June 28,29,30
Concerts in Madison, Stoughton, and Spring Green

Violin: Carmit ZoriSponsored by Richard Miller in memory of Louise O’Donnell Miller
Violin: Leanne Kelso LeagueSponsored by Jun & Sandra Lee
Viola: Toby Appel
Viola: Katrin TalbotSponsored by MJ Wiseman
Cello: Anthony Ross – Sponsored by Thomas Terry
Cello: Beth Rapier – Sponsored by Thomas Reps & Fran Wong
Flute: Stephanie Jutt – Sponsored by Ellen White & Eric Sutter
Piano: Jeffrey Sykes – Sponsored by Ellen White & Eric Sutter

Artist Bios…


AND THE TONY AWARD FOR RAPIER WIT GOES TO…

Georg Frideric Handel: Sonata in G minor, Op. 2, no. 8, for two cellos and continuo
Luigi Boccherini: Quintet in B-flat Major, G. 442, for flute, violin, viola, and two cellos – Sponsored by Claire Resop & Michael Richman
Gian Carlo Menotti: Suite for two cellos and piano
Johannes Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, op. 36 – Sponsored by Larry Bechler, in loving memory of Patty Struck

Friday, June 28, 7:30 PM, Stoughton Opera House
Sunday, June 30, 2:30 PM, Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green


THE LEGEND OF ZORI

Johannes Brahms: Sonata in G Major, Op. 78, for violin and piano
Zhou Tian: Viaje for flute and string quartet
César Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor

Saturday, June 29, 7:30 PM, The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Sunday, June 30, 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.