Brightmusic Continues its 13th Season
The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble continues its 2015-16 season, bringing to music lovers in central Oklahoma the best in classical and modern chamber works 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 again crafted an exciting and widely diverse program of five Regular Season concerts which started in September and will conclude in April, followed by our fifth annual Spring Chamber Music Festival, entitled “The Music of Vienna,” June 9th through June 14.
The concerts will take place at Saint Paul’s Cathedral at 7th and Robinson in downtown Oklahoma City on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Season passes for all five Regular-Season concerts and all performances of the Spring Festival can be purchased for $75 per pass. Passes may be purchased online (see side bar to the right); by mail to Brightmusic at P.O. Box 20254, Oklahoma City, OK 73156; or at the door to Concert 1 on September 22. Brightmusic is still one of Oklahoma City’s greatest music values for world-class music! Single concert tickets will be available at the door for $20 each. Students and active-duty military will be admitted free of charge with appropriate ID.
Concert 3 – January 19, 2016, “Piano & Friends.”
Guest pianist Tanya Bannister will take the spotlight in a tour-de-force performance, which will include Robert Muczynski’s Fantasy Trio, Op. 26 for piano, clarinet and cello; Johannes Brahms’ Trio in A minor, Op. 114 for piano, clarinet and cello; a solo piano work by Frederic Chopin, the Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52; and concluding with Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 for piano, violin, viola and cello. Ms. Bannister is a concert pianist, recording artist and artistic director of the annual AlpenKammerMusik chamber music festival in Austria.
Concert 4 – March 15, 2016, “Three Colorful Trios”
will be featured in Concert 4, starting with Emil Hartmann’s Serenade for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A major, Op. 24, Aaron Jay Kernis’ Trio in Red (cello, clarinet and piano) and concluding with Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8 for piano, violin and cello.
Concert 5 – April 5, 2016, “Quintets, Sextets & Queen”
will wrap up our Regular Season, including a sextet by Czech-French composer Anton Reicha, his Wind Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 88, No. 2, for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn; Leos Janáček’s Mládi (“Youth”) for Wind Sextet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon and horn); Ludwig Thuille’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet (piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn); and an arrangement by Brightmusic’s own bassoonist Carl Rath of hit pop tunes by the British rock legend, Queen -- the “Queen Fantasy” for wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn).
Spring Chamber Music Festival - "The Music of Vienna" – June 2016, Dates and Programs to be Announced
Brightmusic will present its fifth annual Spring Chamber Music Festival starting June 9th and concluding June 14th. See our Concerts page on this site for more information.
Major season sponsorship is generously provided by the Ad Astra Foundation, the Oklahoma Arts Council and Richard L. Sias. Thank you!
Regular Season concerts are made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council.
Brightmusic is a participant in Allied Arts' OKCity Card program. www.OKCityCard.com