Brightmusic Concert 5 in April and "Music of France" Festival in June
The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will conclude its five Regular Season concerts on April 7-8 with the performance of “And Legions Will Rise.” But that will not end our 2013-14 Season! In June, Brightmusic will present its third annual chamber music festival – “The Music of France” – on June 12, 14, 15 and 17.
The April 7 concert will be given at All Souls’ Episcopal Church (at 63rd & Penn), and the April 8 concert will be given at St. Paul’s Cathedral (at 7th & Robinson downtown). Both performances begin at 7:30 pm.
Admission to Concert 5 and to each of the Festival concerts is $15 each (cash or checks only, please). Student admission to all concerts is free of charge (please bring your student ID). If you are a 2013-14 Season Member, your season membership pass will admit you to all of these concerts. If you’re not, you can save money by purchasing a Festival Pass, good for all four Festival concerts.
Festival Passes cost $45, saving you $15 compared to the cost of paying for each Festival concert separately. Festival Passes are available for purchase online HERE, or by sending a check for $45/person to Brightmusic, PO Box 20254, OKC 73156. Festival Passes will also be available for purchase at Regular Season Concert 5 – “And Legions Will Rise” – on April 7-8, and at the first Festival concert on June 12.
Concert 5 – April 7-8, 2014 - 7:30 pm – “And Legions Will Rise” will close our Regular Season concert series. It will feature five works: Carl Maria von Weber’s “Introduction, Theme and Variations” for clarinet and string quartet (two violins, viola and cello); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K.515 (for two violins, two violas and cello); Louis Spohr’s “Fantasia and Variations on a Theme by Danzi,” op. 81 (for clarinet, two violins, viola and cello); “Raven” by OKC’s own composer Edward Knight, Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at Oklahoma City University (for clarinet and marimba); and the title work – contemporary American composer Kevin Puts’ “And Legions Will Rise” (for violin, clarinet and marimba). More information is available at http://www.brightmusic.org/concert/and-legions-will-rise.
2014 Spring Festival – “The Music of France” – June 12, 14, 15 & 17 – Two years ago, Brightmusic held OKC’s first-ever chamber music festival – “Bach & Brahms.” Last year, we presented our second four-concert Festival – “Schubert and Friends.” This year, we will offer our third Spring Festival – “The Music of France.”
The Festival will be presented at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Thursday evening, June 12; Saturday evening, June 14; Sunday afternoon, June 15; and Tuesday evening, June 17. The evening concerts will be given at 7:30 pm, and the Sunday afternoon concert will be performed at 4:00 pm.
French composers have made a huge contribution to the literature of chamber music. Works by well-known composers – Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Oliver Messiaen, Gabriel Fauré, and Francis Poulenc – will be performed, as well as music by names that may not be as familiar to some of us – Ernest Chausson, Germaine Tailleferre, Gabriel Pierné, François Devienne, Louis Cahuzac and Edouard Destenay.
If you are a 2013-14 Season Member, your Brightmusic season membership card will admit you to all four Festival concerts at no charge. Discounted all-concert Festival Passes (at $45 per person) are available for purchase online [[HERE]] , or by sending a check for $45/person to Brightmusic, P.O. Box 20254, OKC 73156. Festival Passes will also be sold at the April 7-8 Regular Season concert and the June 12 Festival concert. Individual Festival concert admission will be $15 – the same as for Brightmusic’s Regular Season concerts. As always, students are admitted free of charge, upon presentation of their student ID cards.
Mark your calendars now for “The Music of France.” Detailed program information is available on our website at http://www.brightmusic.org/concert/spring-festival-music-france-june-12-14-15-17-2014.