Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings' activities, including concerts, education programs and commissioning projects, are informed by this mission:
The purpose of DCWS is to provide world-class presentations of repertoire that vary in instrumentation but emphasize brass and woodwinds instruments. Through these presentations, DCWS will build rapport with audiences by performing in intimate concert settings. We will be nationally recognized for our contributions to the arts and locally acclaimed for encouraging young musicians.
What we mean by this mission:
Repertoire that varies in instrumentation: We will vary the number of musicians and mix of instruments to showcase our unique repertoire and bring variety to our concerts.
Provide world-class presentations: The work of our ensemble will be of the highest quality and presented by musicians with world-class talent.
Special emphasis on brass and woodwinds: Our primary focus will be chamber music which includes brass and woodwinds.
Build rapport with our audiences: We will involve our audiences with pre-concert presentations and provide many opportunities to interact with the musicians.
Performing in intimate concert settings: We will use smaller venues which encourage a sense of camaraderie among the musicians and a close connection with the audience.
Nationally recognized for our contributions to the art: We will commission new works and record consistent with our artistic vision. We will tour nationally and internationally to selected venues.
Locally acclaimed for encouraging young musicians: We will provide master classes, reach out to local students and showcase talented young musicians.
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.