Special Events

Yours Truly

VARIOUS TIMES THROUGHOUT JUNE – Sign up here beginning April 1

Yours Truly is your chance to have a one-on-one real-time virtual interaction and musical experience with a BDDS artist through the magic of Zoom technology. Sign up for a Yours Truly session with Jeffrey, Stephanie, Axel, Jean-Michel, or Stas for a pay-what-you-wish donation. They will lead you in a musical conversation.


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, Tenney Park, Orton Park, Warner Park, the Village Mall on Park, the Capitol Square, and on The Green outside of the Apple Store. Socially distanced and safe for all, stimulating and family-friendly. Check back here the weeks of Bandwagon for our schedule or check out our Facebook page.

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

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)