Chamber Music Series – Winter Notes
Saturday, February 4 @3pm
Depot – Great Hall
$10 Students/ $15 Adults

The DSSO Chamber Ensembles will be joined by local Poet Laureates: Barton Sutter, Deb Cooper, Sheila Packa, and current Poet Laureate Ellie Schoenfeld.

Chamber Music Series – The Seasons
Saturday, April 29 @3pm
Depot – The Underground
$10 Students/ $20 Adults

The DSSO Chamber Orchestra will be joined by local actors and writers from Colder by the Lake, Wise Fool Shakespeare and members of The Underground Theater.

DSSO Chamber Orchestra:

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Spring (Concerto No. 1 in E Major), Allegro
Summer (Concerto No. 2 in G Minor), Presto
Autumn (Concerto No. 3 in F Major), Allegro
Winter (Concerto No. 4 in F Minor), Allergro non molto

Piazzola: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Primavera Porteña, Spring
Verano Porteño, Summer
Otoño Porteño, Autumn
Inviero Porteño, Winter

The Underground Theater:
From the upcoming production of: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Anika Thompson
Costumes design by Mary Myers

Ah, young love in Spring. It is as sure as the flowers and April showers. There is nothing purer. Except maybe jealousy and hate. After all there are only so many Earnests in the world and both Cecily and Gwendolyn are hell bent on marrying one, maybe even the same one.

Colder by the Lake:


created by Margi Preus and Colder by the Lake

Pat Castellano as Coqui
Bruce Ojard as Big Jack
Cathy Podeszwa as Manzanilla del Mar
Jean Sramek as Stitch
Susan van Druten as Portaluca
and introducing Rebecca Petersen as The Drifter

Based on the James Patterson bestseller, Winter is the bleak dystopian tale of a ragtag band of culinary artists who must live by their wits and whose blind desperation drives them towards both the profane and the sublime.

Wise Fool Shakespeare:

King Lear – Act III, scene ii

King Lear: Chris Nollet
Fool: Chani Ninneman
Costume Designer: Kristen Biles

At this point in the play, King Lear is teetering on the edge of madness. He has been barred from the homes of his daughters, Regan and Goneril, and is now wandering outside in the middle of a thunderstorm. His Fool tries to cheer him up so they can seek out shelter.


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