Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble 2014-15 Season Continues
The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble continues its 2014-15 season, bringing to the music lovers of central Oklahoma the best in classical and modern chamber music performed by some of the finest musicians in the state with appearances by outstanding guest artists from across the nation.
Artistic Directors Chad Burrow and Amy I-Lin Cheng have created a widely-diverse program of five Regular Season concerts, which started in September and will conclude in April, followed by our fourth annual Spring Festival in June – “America, the Beautiful.”
Brightmusic will give two performances of each Regular Season concert. The Monday evening concerts will be at All Souls' Episcopal Church at Northwest 63rd and Pennsylvania. Our Tuesday evening concerts will be performed at St. Paul's Cathedral at 7th and Robinson in downtown Oklahoma City. The Spring Festival will take place at St. Paul’s Cathedral June 11-16. See the “Concerts" page and click on Spring Festival for concert details.
Adult admission to each of the nine concerts will be $15 (cash or check only, please). Student admission continues to be free of charge with student ID.
Concert 4 – March 16-17 “Music of War and Remembrance” includes Igor Stravinsky's “L'histoire du Soldat” (The Soldier's Tale), based on a Russian folk tale of a soldier who trades his violin to the devil for in exchange for wealth, arranged by the composer for violin, clarinet, and piano; Edward Elgar's Piano Quintet in A Minor for piano, 2 violins, viola and cello, and Paul Schoenfield's “Sparks of Glory” for narrator, violin, cello, clarinet, piano.
Concert 5 – April 20-21 Our regular season closes with “The Piano Quartet” and features Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K.493 (piano, violin, viola, cello), Piano Quartet in A Minor, op. 67, of Joachin Turina (piano, violin, viola, cello), and Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, op. 60 (piano, violin, viola, cello). Join us for an evening of chamber music at its finest.
Spring Festival June 2015 The perfect sequel to last year's festival featuring the music of France, our 2015 season culminates with “America, the Beautiful,” showcasing the contribution of American composers to the modern repertoire, including George Gershwin, John Corigliano and Samuel Barber. St. Paul’s Cathedral will be the venue for the four-concert Festival, which will run June 11 thru 16. See the “Concerts” page and click on Spring Festival for details.
Keep the Music Playing
Keep the Music Coming A significant portion of our support comes from the generosity of our Season Members. Brightmusic appreciates, and relies on, any additional contributions members can make to keep the music playing. We thank you for helping to bring outstanding chamber music to central Oklahoma. It is possible only with your support!
Mark your calendars for the remaining concerts and the Spring Festival. Your season pass allows you to choose the venue most convenient for you: Monday nights at All Souls' in Nichols Hills or Tuesday nights at St. Paul's downtown. Check out the “Concerts” page on Brightmusic’s website and the eNewsletters for further details about the Spring Festival, “America, the Beautiful.”
Major season sponsorship is generously provided by the Ad Astra Foundation, the Oklahoma Arts Council and Richard Sias. Thank you!
Regular Season concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council.