The Center proudly sponsored Brass in the Hills, a Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (DCWS) concert performed at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church. As part of The Center’s 2020 Vision, we are committed to supporting events like this in and around our community. The January 14, 2014 concert featured composer Timothy Kramer’s world premier and included a mix of works for large and small brass ensemble. The program was a large undertaking because of the extraordinary level of difficulty and obscure instrumentation. Classical works from past composers shared the spotlight with contemporary pieces written in the last 100 years.
Composer Timothy Kramer, was the winner of a composition competition sponsored by DCWS, The University of Michigan, and Oberlin College.
The DCWS was founded in 1982 and has set the standard for chamber music in Detroit. By bringing together top musicians from the metro area, most of whom are members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre, DCSW immerses audiences in a chamber music experience that is innovative, entertaining and unsurpassed anywhere in the region. The Brass in the Hills concert did just that.