2015-2016 Season

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Dolce Suono Ensemble Presents (Home series in Philadelphia)

Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 7:00pm

Voila Viola!

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Music spiced with Central European folk influences, including Bruch’s Romanian-inflected Pieces, Schulhoff’s Concertino with its rollicking Czech furiant, and Brahms’s Piano Quartet in G Minor with its rousing gypsy “Rondo alla zingarese.”

Roberto Diaz, viola, guest artist and co-curator – Mimi Stillman, flute – Julia Yiying Li, violin – Gabriel Cabezas, cello – Mary Javian, double bass – Charles Abramovic, piano

Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3:00pm

Women Pioneers of American Music / The Americas Project

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Music of Amy Beach, Marion Bauer, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Andrea Clearfield, and DSE commission by Jennifer Higdon. The world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s new trio for flute, cello, and piano will be presented in conjunction with her opera Cold Mountain by Opera Philadelphia.

Sarah Shafer, soprano – Mimi Stillman, flute – Julia Yiying Li, violin – Nathan Vickery, cello – Charles Abramovic, piano

Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00pm

Court and Country

Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia

Dolce Suono Ensemble’s annual Baroque program explores “high” and “low” origins of genres in Baroque music, from works which originated at court to the way rural dances were absorbed into classical forms. Our program includes Bach’s magisterial Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering, selections from Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin and arias by Bach, Handel, and Rameau.

Singers from Washington National Opera – Mimi Stillman, flute – Yiying Julia Li violin – Gabriel Cabezas, cello and co-curator – Matthew Glandorf, harpsichord

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00pm

Música en tus Manos (Music  in Your Hands) / The Americas Project

Gould Rehearsal Hall, Lenfest Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Our acclaimed project exploring the music of Spain and Latin America continues with another genre-bending program with music from the chamber music and popular worlds

Pablo Reyes, voice and guitar – Mimi Stillman, flute – Charles Abramovic, piano – Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, percussion


DSE Presents Tickets: $30 General / $25 Seniors / $10 Students

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Special Presentations


DSE at Arthur Ross Gallery

University of Pennsylvania, Fisher Fine Arts Library, 220 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia

We continue our series at the University of Pennsylvania, where DSE began, with two one-hour concerts exploring musical connections with the gallery’s exhibitions. These events are free to the public.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 5:30pm
Mimi Stillman, flute
Gideon Whitehead, guitar
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 5:30pm
Misoon Ghim, mezzo-soprano
Mimi Stillman, flute
Gideon Whitehead, guitar

DSE on the Road 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

A Moveable Feast

Lucy Shelton, sopranoMimi Stillman, flute Alexis Pia Gerlach, celloCharles Abramovic, piano

Music of Shulamit Ran + Mieczyslaw Weinberg


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Chicago Flute Club

Stillman/Abramovic Recital


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Stillman performs Mozart and Zhou / Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle / Lorenzo Muti, conductor

Durham, NC



Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cabrini College, Radnor, PA

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Ulster Chamber Music Series, Ulster, NY

Monday, April 4, 2016

Midday Monday, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Stillman, Cabezas, Abramovic perform Danielpour, Haydn, Higdon, Weber, Zhou


Previous seasons: 

2014-2015 Season

2013-2014 Season  

 2012-2013 Season       

 2011-2012 Season