Arts Management Collaboration
DCWS is known both for great music and a unique, collaborative arts management model. For more than 15 years, DCWS has shared staff and most administrative functions with the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and Eisenhower Dance Ensemble. The organizations maintain separate boards, missions, finances and artistic programs, but share nearly everything else that goes into the operation of a successful non-profit arts organization.
Starting in 2003, DCWS began to offer client service hours to institutions that could benefit from DCWS' expertise in marketing, development and collaboration.
The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival was born in 1994. A secular event, the Festival is sponsored by three religious institutions (representing Catholic, Jewish and Protestant faiths) and Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings. In two weeks each June, the Festival presents over 20 concerts in southeast Michigan. Many of these performances occur in the venues of the Festival's sponsors -- St. Hugo of the Hills, Kirk in the Hills, and Temple Beth El, but performances also occur in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grosse Pointe, and Windsor. The Festival has welcomed a rotating contingent of world-class artists, creating an event of national significance.
The Festival was formed as a dba of DCWS and became its own organization in 2005
Eisenhower Dance Ensemble is a nationally touring dance company based in Rochester. EDE's dancers are highly trained with extensive credentials in technique, performance, and teaching. EDE stands alone among major Michigan professional dance companies by adhering to its unique mission of performing works by a variety of choreographers, many of them international in stature. In September of 1995, the Company established the non-profit EDE Center for Dance. At locations in Rochester Hills and Birmingham, the EDE dancers, along with additional highly qualified staff members, serve as faculty for over 400 students annually.
EDE joined the DCWS collaboration as a partner in 1996
Since its inception in 1975, the Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra (BBSO) has served the metro Detroit area by presenting performances designed to please a wide range of musical tastes, from the classics to pops. In addition to its acclaimed subscription season, the BBSO places great emphasis on education and outreach services. The annual Young Artist Competition and the Symphony & Schools program allow the BBSO to showcase young talent and serve several districts each year. Charles Greenwell currently serves as the BBSO Director and Principle Conductor.
BBSO became a client in 2011
Since 1927, Pro Musica has given promising young composers and musicians and opportunity to perform and explain their work. Many visiting artists have focused on contemporary and classical works that are rarely or infrequently heard. In its first season, Bela Bartok and Maurice Ravel performed and spoke about their works, and set a standard of programming and artistry that Pro Musica has dedicated to maintaining for 85 years. Pro Musica plans a minimum of three concerts each season. The main performances are held at the Music Box, part of the Max M. Fisher Music Center in downtown Detroit.
Pro Musica became a client in 2011
The Detroit Children's Choir was established as a vehicle to help the children of metropolitan Detroit grow -- gaining self confidence, social and political awareness, and academic skills -- while setting the stage for continued active involvement in the arts throughout their lives. The organization's mission is to use the power and discipline of singing to bring together Detroit's children in grades 3-8, from urban and suburban communities, representing a wide range of ethnicities, religions and socio-economic levels in a way that strengthens team building, creativity, social interaction, understanding, and connection.
DCC became a client in 2012
Detroit Passport to the Arts provides an introduction to the Detroit cultural scene for people 45 & under. With an affordable passport, DP2A offers an opportunity to experience Detroit and its culture with like-minded people. A passport provides access to six performances, including dance, opera, symphony, theatre, film and chamber music, followed by six social networking events.
DP2A is a program presented by Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
Structurally Sound in Detroit's Eastern Market
The Red Bull House of Art, located in Detroit's Eastern Market, will serve as the next venue for Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings' third ... Structurally Sound performance. Titled To Market, To Market, the concert will take place on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. The performance will feature DCWS cellist Debra Fayroian and Detroit jazz pianist Luis Resto. DCWS%u2019 newest chamber music series, Structurally Sound presents chamber music in architecturally significant or interesting spaces with repertoire that relates to the space's unique qualities.
Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 PM
Red Bull House of Art
1551 Winder St. Detroit
Tickets:$35 Regular;$30 Senior; $10 Student
(All tickets are $5 more at the door)
Box Office: 248-559-2095 or purchase online.
Nightnotes Ends with Akropolis Reed Quintet!
DCWS' 2012-2013 Nightnotes Series will end on Friday, May 17th with a performance by the Akropolis Reed Quintet! Fresh from winning prizes at five ... chamber music competitions, the Akropolis Reed Quintet is the DCWS Young Ensemble -in-Residence for the 2012-13 season.
Tickets: $22 regular; $10 student
To order, call 248-559-2095 or click here.
DCWS Season Ends June 22 at Great Lakes Festival
DCWS will end its season on Saturday, June 23 at Seligman Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. as part of the Great Lakes Chamber Music ... Festival.
Together with famed pianist James Tocco, DCWS will perform George Gershwin's most popular work, Rhapsody in Blue.
LECLAIR: Sonata in E minor for Two Violins, Op. 3, No. 5
JUDD GREENSTEIN: WORLD PREMIERE
BRAHMS: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101
GERSHWIN, arr. Heifitz: Selections from Porgy and Bess
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
Tickets are $40 regular and $10 for students. Tickets must be purchased from the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival by calling 248-559-2097 or by visitinggreatlakeschambermusic.org.