STEPHANIE JUTT AND JEFFREY SYKES - ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

Audio Clips

Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society always, always, always features great music played with joy, creativity, spontaneity and with a technique that’s second to none. Here are a few teasers from twelve seasons of great performances.

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
Arr. John Musto.
Jeffrey Sykes, Randall Hodgkinson, pianos
Dane Richeson, Anthony Di Sanza, percussion
Recorded 2012 at Overture Center, Madison, WI

 

Johannes Brahms, Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2, Allegro amabile
One of Brahms’ most lyrical works.
Stephanie Jutt, flute, and Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Recorded June, 2002 at The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Featured on Stolen Moments CD; for more information…

 

Johannes Brahms, Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1, Allegro appassionato
Brahms at his most passionate and tempestuous.
Stephanie Jutt, flute, and Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Recorded June, 2002 at The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Featured on Stolen Moments CD; for more information…

 

Johannes Brahms, Sonata in A Major, Op. 100, Allegro amabile
Brahms was on vacation by a lake in the Alps when he wrote this piece — and it sounds like it!
Stephanie Jutt, flute, and Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Recorded June, 2002 at The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Featured on Stolen Moments CD; for more information…

 

Ernest Bloch, Quintet I for piano and string quartet, Allegro energico
“…a joyous orgy of savages beneath a tropical sun….” –Alex Cohen, English Bloch scholar
Jeffrey Sykes, piano; Frank Almond, violin; Suzanne Beia, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; Anthony Ross, cello
Recorded live July 24, 1999, Music Hall, Madison, WI
Featured on BDDS 10th Season CD; for more information…

 

Alberto Ginastera, Impresiones de la Puna for flute and string quartet, Danza
A work that evokes visions of gauchos galloping across the Pampas.
Stephanie Jutt, flute; Suzanne Beia, violin; Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violin; Suzanne LeFevre, viola; Anthony Ross, cello
Recorded live August 5, 2000, Music Hall, Madison, WI
Featured on BDDS 10th Season CD; for more information…

 

Aram Khachaturian, Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano, Andante con dolore, con molto espressione
A sad, mysterious, and exotic work.
Doris Hall-Gulati, clarinet; Frank Almond, violin; Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Recorded live July 29, 2000, Music Hall, Madison, WI
Featured on BDDS 10th Season CD; for more information…

 

Samuel Barber, Canzone for flute and piano
The sound of a forgotten dream.
Stephanie Jutt, flute; Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Recorded live March 11, 1996, Isthmus Playhouse, Madison, WI
Featured on BDDS 10th Season CD; for more information…

 

Gabriel Fauré, Quartet in C minor for piano and strings, Allegro molto
An exciting, rapturous dance of joy.
Jeffrey Sykes, piano; Young-Nam Kim, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; Parry Karp, cello
Recorded live July 19, 1993, Isthmus Playhouse, Madison, WI

 

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)