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Arts & Entertainment

August 2, 2013

Brightmusic announces its 2013-14 concert season


OKLA. CITY — Concert 3 — Jan. 20-21

To chase away the cold of winter, the New Year will bring the lively concert “Shanties, Songs and Serenades.” The five works on the program are: Matthew Arnold’s Three Shanties for Wind Quintet, op. 4; David Maslanka’s Wind Quintet No. 4; György Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K.452; and Jean Françaix’s “L’Heure du berger.”   

Concert 4 – March 10-11

As winter turns to spring, Brightmusic will spotlight guest cellist Sophie Shao in “Transcendental Doxology.” Although Sophie has appeared in OKC, this will be her first performance with Brightmusic. She and the Ensemble musicians will perform Beethoven’s Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” for cello and piano; Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, op. 66; and Franz Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, op. post., D.956. For more information about guest artist Sophie Shao, please visit

Concert 5 – April 7-8

“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; “Raven” for Clarinet and Marimba by OKC’s own composer Edward Knight; the title work by Kevin Puts, “And Legions Will Rise,” for violin, clarinet and marimba; Louis Spohr’s Fantasia and Variations on a Theme by Danzi, op. 81; and Mozart’s String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K.515, for two violins, two violas and cello.

The regular season will be followed in June by Brightmusic’s third spring festival, “The Music of France.”

Our Festival concerts will include works by Ravel, Debussy, Berlioz, Messiaen, Milhaud, Saint-Saëns, Faure, Poulenc and others. Festival dates, venues, programs and musicians will be announced later in the Season.

Individuals can reserve a Season Membership two ways. Mail a contribution check at $75.00 per person to Brightmusic, P.O. Box 20254, OKC 73156. Or reserve and contribute by credit card, PayPal or eCheck on the Brightmusic website.

For more information on the concerts or Brightmusic, visit

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