Friday, February 3, 2012


From Kimberly Powell's website,

On February 5th Performance Oklahoma is excited to offer  “Present Beauty” featuring ETHEL.  Acclaimed as America's premier postclassical string quartet, ETHEL invigorates contemporary concert music with refreshing exuberance, fierce intensity, imaginative programming and exceptional artistry. Formed in 1998, New York's ebullient ETHEL performs adventurous music of the past four decades, with emphasis on works composed since 1995.  We’ll hear their concert presented on OCU's Distinguished Artist Series on Sunday, January 15th.  "Present Beauty" features the quartet’s arrangement of a suite from the filmscore “The Hours” by Philip Glass, To Whom It May Concern:  Thank you by Mark Stewart, Huang Ruo's The Flag Project, Wed by David Lang, Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector byTerry Riley and Julia Wolfe's Early That Summer.
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On February 12th Performance Oklahoma will offer the third concert of the season presented by  Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma and given on Monday, January 16th at St. Edwards Chapel at Casady School and Tuesday, January 17th at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City.  Entitled “Café Music” the program opens with the Piano Trio Op 70, No. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven (Ghost,) and one of his middle period masterpieces.  We'll also hear the Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano by the 20th century French composer Jean Françaix, the Five Fantasy Pieces "Schilflieder" (Reed Songs) by 19th century German Romantic August Klughardt inspired by a poem by Nicolaus von Lenau and Café Music by the American composer and pianist Paul Schoenfield.

Programs are presented from 5 to 7 p.m. on
Sundays on KCSC.

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