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How to Give

Use the box below to make a tax-deductable online  donation to the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society:
(BDDS is a 501c3 organization. Tax ID 39-1745105)

Amount: $


For a gift of stock, Nathan Plumb at Custer Plumb Financial Services at or 608-287-3039.

Fan the Flames
BDDS Artist Patronage Program

In the early centuries of chamber music, composers and musicians were supported by patrons. In the 21st century, BDDS revives this tradition with its version of musician patronage: the Fan the Flames program.

Sponsor one of your favorite BDDS artists or piece of music starting at $2,500.

  • Meet your artist at a special rehearsal at the residence of one of our patrons
  • Dedicate your sponsorship to a loved one, if you wish
  • Receive an exclusive link to the video recording of your artist’s concerts

Sponsor a piece of music for $1,250 or more.

  • Meet your artist at a special event just for Pyros
  • Dedicate your sponsorship to a loved one, if you wish
  • Receive an exclusive link to the video recording of your piece of music

Other Opportunities

  • Sponsor a weekend of concerts, $10,000
  • Sponsor Stephanie or Jeffrey, $6,000
  • Sponsor an art installation at Overture Center’s Playhouse, $2,500

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)