Dolce Suono Ensemble’s 2017-2018 season features great works of chamber music and scintillating artists in thought-provoking, innovative programs!
Featured projects include Music in the Second Capital, the continuation of Música en tus Manos (Music in Your Hands), and a two-concert Claude Debussy Centennial Project.
We look forward to welcoming you at 4 DSE Presents concerts in Philadelphia, and other performances on the road!
- Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:00pm – Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
Music in the Second Capital: exploring the musical tastes of the Founding Fathers and music culture in Philadelphia around the founding of the nation. This project is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of its Art Works Imagine Your Parks initiative celebrating the centennial of the National Park Service and the 50th anniversary of the NEA.
Katherine Needleman, oboe, is featured guest in a program of works by Corelli, Mozart, Pleyel, J.C. Bach, Haydn, Hopkinson, and more.
Andrew Bogard, bass-baritone, appears as part of DSE’s partnership with the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the invitation of Placido Domingo.
- Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3:00pm – Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia
Música en tus Manos (Music in Your Hands)
Our trio of Mimi Stillman, flute, Nathan Vickery, cello, and Charles Abramovic, piano performs works by Turina and Rorem with DSE commissions, and are joined by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, percussionist, for music from Latin America. This concert is preceded by a residency by our artists with Pan-American Academy music students, in collaboration with their music teacher Celina Velez.
- Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00pm – The College of Physicians, Philadelphia
- Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00pm – Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia
Claude Debussy Centennial Project I and II
We return to the French master, to whom we devoted the 2012-2013 season in celebration of his 150th anniversary, this time to look at his chamber and vocal music at the centennial of his death in 1918. Our all-star cast includes soprano Sarah Shafer and harpist Bridget Kibbey, making her Dolce Suono Ensemble debut, along with Mimi Stillman, flute, Che-Hung Chen, viola, Gabriel Cabezas, cello, Charles Abramovic, piano, and others.
DSE Presents tickets:
General $30 / Senior $25 / Student $10
[10% subscription to the series of four concerts: Oct. 15, 2017, Dec. 17, 2017, March 26, 2018, April 24, 2018]
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Dolce Suono Ensemble on other series
Saturday, September 9, 2017 – We open our season away at the Brandywine River Museum as the Dolce Suono Ensemble trio (Stillman, Vickery, Abramovic) presents a special concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth, in a program including Jennifer Higdon’s American Canvas, commissioned by DSE, with a movement devoted to Wyeth
Sunday, November 12, 2017 – Dolce Suono Ensemble trio (Stillman, Vickery, Abramovic) performs on the Music at Bunker Hill series (Sewell, NJ)
Sunday, December 3 & Monday, December 4, 2017 – Mimi Stillman performs as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Maestro Dirk Brossé in a program of Mozart, Brossé (U.S. premiere), and Piazzolla related to the season of improvisation.
Friday, January 19, 2018 – Dolce Suono Ensemble trio (Stillman, Cabezas, Abramovic) performs on the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading series
Sunday, April 15, 2018 – Dolce Suono Ensemble trio (Stillman, Vickery, Abramovic) performs on the Delaware County Community College new music series
Sunday, May 6, 2018 – Mimi Stillman performs as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle in Durham, NC