OKLA. CITY —
The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble announces its 2013-14 Concert Season of bringing the best classical and modern chamber music to the music-lovers of central Oklahoma, from the finest musicians in our state.
Artistic directors Chad Burrow and Amy I-Lin Cheng have crafted a program of five regular season concerts, starting in September and concluding in April, followed by the third annual spring festival in June — “The Music of France.”
Brightmusic will give two performances of each regular season concert. The 2013-14 venues will remain the same as last season: Monday nights at All Souls’ Episcopal Church at 63rd and Pennsylvania and Tuesday nights at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral at 7th and Robinson, both in Oklahoma City. Details about “The Music of France” festival will be announced later in the season.
Adult admission to each concert will be $15.00, cash or checks only, please. Student admission will continue to be free of charge, with student ID.
Individuals can save money and make a charitable contribution at the same time by reserving a season 11 membership for $75.00 per person. Participants will receive a personal season membership card, which will provide admitance to all regular season and festival concerts.
Concert 1 — Sept. 16-17
The opening night concert is entitled “Souvenirs for an Archduke,” featuring the return of concert pianist Gloria Chien as the guest artist who will join the members of the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble. Works on the program are Samuel Barber’s “Souvenirs: Suite for Piano Four Hands,” op. 28; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 97 – the “Archduke Trio;” and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 15, for piano, two violins, viola and cello.
Concert 2 — Nov. 4-5
“Sonata Evening” will feature five two-instrument sonatas: Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Oboe and Piano, op. 185; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in D Major for Violin and Piano, op. 12, no. 1; Camille Saint-Saëns’ Sonata for Oboe and Piano in D Major, op. 166; Robert Schumann’s Sonata No. 1 in A Minor for Violin and Piano, op. 105; and Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata in D Major for Flute and Piano, op. 94.