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.
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Start your year off right: Brass in the Hills
DCWS brass players take over the beautiful campus of Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church for a spectacular concoction of brass works using small to ... large forces, in clever and inventive settings, that stretch from the baroque period to music of today. The performance will include a world premiere by composer Timothy Kramer. Kramer was one of the winners selected from DCWS' most recent commission competition.
Brass in the Hills
Sunday, January 12 at 3 p.m.
2:15 p.m. preview: In Conversation with Timothy Kramer
Sponsored by Center for Financial Planning
Works will include:
Sonata a Due Trombe by Girolamo Fantini
Eagle Hawk by Eric Ewazen
Canzon a 4 by Gabrieli
Duets for Double Bass by Dave Anderson
Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Ensemble by Alvin Etler
TICKETS: $25 regular; $22 senior; $10 stuents ($5 more at the door). Order online or by calling 248-559-2095.
Soprano Jacquelyn Wagner Makes Nightnotes Debut
"None can surpass the seductive vocal elegance of soprano Jacquelyn Wagner."
- Berlinger Morgenpost
Currently enjoying a career ... with the Berlin Opera, soprano Jacquelyn Wagner returns home for a joint performance with her father, DCWS horn player Corbin Wagner.
Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Join us for the 7:30 reception
Hagopian World of Rugs, Birmingham
Tickets: $22 regular/senior; $10 students