Those of you who have been following my blog for any length of time know that one of my absolute favorite performers these days is Mimi Stillman–and it certainly helps that she is so unbelievably kind and gracious. We were lucky enough to host her at the shop back in 2014, and she blew everyone away with her effortless poise and technique. These days, she is keeping busy, both with her solo performances as well as her chamber group, Dolce Suono Ensemble.
Dolce Suono Ensemble has been dazzling audiences and invigorating the music world since its founding by flutist and Artistic Director Mimi Stillman in 2005. The ensemble presents critically acclaimed chamber music concerts on its home series in Philadelphia, performs on tour, commissions important new works, makes recordings, and engages in community engagement partnerships. Dolce Suono Ensemble was Chamber Music America’s featured American Ensemble and has been highly praised by The New York Times as an “adventurous ensemble.” The Ensemble presents dynamic and innovative programming of repertoire that spans Baroque to new music, and their programs are built organically on culturally relevant themes, such as their recent Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and Samuel Barber at 100: The Composer and His World.
Dolce Suono has performed recently at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Princeton University, Bard College, and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and served as ensemble-in-residence at Cornell University, Kingston Chamber Music Festival, and Lake George Music Festival. The ensemble enjoys a partnership with the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program of Washington National Opera at the invitation of Plácido Domingo and a co-presenting collaboration with the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Please enjoy this video from their 10th anniversary performance–super fun!!