Special Events

Project: Music Heals Us

We’re partnering with Project: Music Heals Us to deliver twice weekly digital bedside concerts performed by BDDS musicians for patients at Oakwood Village Assisted Living, Agrace Hospice, and now SSM St. Mary’s Hospital. Learn more by visiting

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Project: Music Heals Us

Yours Truly

Ever want some alone time with Stephanie, Jeffrey, or one of our fabulous BDDS musicians? Well, now is your chance. Grab a cup of tea or glass of wine and sit down for a thirty minute Zoom or FaceTime with one of them. During your time, they’ll play for you and invite you to share your thoughts about the music. Pick a musician (button below), and then select a date and a time. This is offered to you for a pay-what-you-wish donation.


May 29 – 31 and June 18 – 20

BDDS presents 13 outdoor Bandwagon pop-up concerts, an eclectic mix of short, energetic, and engaging music. We’re bringing them free of charge to audiences in neighborhoods all over Madison: Penn Park, Orton Park, Warner Park, the Village Mall on Park, the Capitol Square, and on The Green outside of the Apple Store. Socially distanced, exciting, and family friendly.

We’ll play energetic and engaging music by Black composers Jessie Montgomery, Margaret Bonds, and Robert Owens; Latin composers Astor Piazzolla, Miguel del Aguila, and Alberto Ginastera; and favorites by Mozart, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and more.

Stephanie Jutt, flute
Jeffrey Sykes, keyboard
Timothy Jones, bass-baritone 
Leanne League, violin
Paran Amirinazari, violin
Jeremy Kienbaum, viola
Trace Johnson, cello

What you’ll hear:

Jessie Montgomery: Voodoo Dolls
Alberto Ginastera: Impresiones de la Puna
W.A. Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major
Leonard Bernstein: Candide Overture
James Balentine: Spirituals
Robert Owens: Songs
Margaret Bonds: Songs
George Gershwin: I got plenty o’ nuttin’ (Banjo Song)
Zez Confrey: Dizzy Fingers
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. Georges: Sonata in Eb

  • Saturday, May 29
    • 12 PM Penn Park (with special guests Tamera & Leotha Stanley, from Mt. Zion Gospel Choir)
    • 3 PM & 4 PM The Green at Hilldale (in front of Apple Store/bartaco) (with special guest Sonora Strings from Suzuki Strings)
  • Sunday, May 30
    • 11 AM Northside Farmer Market (in front of the Lakeview Library) (with special guest Sonora Strings)
    • 2 PM Penn Park (with special guests Tamera & Leotha Stanley)
  • Monday, May 31
    • 12 PM Orton Park gazebo
  • Friday, June 18
    • 12 PM & 1 PM Village on Park (with special guests Tamera & Leotha Stanley)
  • Saturday, June 19
    • 4 PM & 5 PM Capitol Square—The Forum
  • Sunday, June 20
    • 11 AM Northside Farmer’s Market (in front of the Lakeview Library)

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.

A native of Madison, Wisconsin, cellist TRACE JOHNSON received his Bachelor of Music in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012 and was recently awarded his Master of Music degree at the Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. As the first place winner in the conservatory's annual concerto competition, he performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the Lynn Philharmonia in 2014. Later that fall, he won first prize in the 2014 Lyric Chamber Society of New York's chamber competition, and in 2016 he performed in a New York debut concert with fellow Lynn Conservatory musicians at the Kosciuszko Foundation. For the past two summers, Mr. Johnson has appeared in both orchestral and chamber ensembles as a fellow with the Atlantic Music Festival. He has also participated in other summer festivals including the Meadowmount School of Music, Orford Centre d'Arts, and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. Mr. Johnson is currently working in a variety of performing ensembles in South Florida and is a section cellist with the Symphony of the Americas in Ft. Lauderdale. Mr. Johnson is a member of the BDDS Dynamite Factory, a program featuring young artists. (Website)

Bass-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, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Don Pasquale, La Bohème, 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 many compositions by leading composers of our time. He lives in Houston, where he serves on the faculty of the University of Houston. (Website)