Friday, November 2, 2012


Chad Burrow and Amy I-Lin Cheng
Artistic Directors Chad Burrow (clarinet) and Amy I-Ling Cheng (piano). Photo provided
 3:00 pm, Sunday afternoon, November 4
at First Christian Church of Norman,
220 S. Webster, Norman 73069

7:30 pm, Monday night, November 5
at All Souls’ Episcopal Church
6400 N. Pennsylvania Ave. (at 63rd Street)                    

7:30 pm, Tuesday night, November 6
at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
127 NW 7th Street (at Robinson)

This Sunday afternoon, Monday evening and Tuesday evening, five members of the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will play the second concert of Brightmusic’s 10th Anniversary Season – “Bright Strings.”  For the first time, we will give three performances of this concert.  The ensemble will perform on Sunday afternoon at the First Christian Church in Norman; on Monday evening at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Nichols Hills; and on Tuesday evening at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral downtown.

The works on the program are:  (1) Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 1 in E-flat Major, op. 1., no. 1 for piano, violin and cello; (2) 20th Century French composer Reynaldo Hahn’s luscious French Romantic Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor for piano, two violins, viola and cello, which will transport audiences back to La Belle Époque; and (3) Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, op. 101 for piano, violin and cello.   

The Brightmusic musicians who will perform this concert are
Violin: Hal Grossman, concertmaster of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in Chicago and assistant professor of violin at the University of Oklahoma.
Violin: Katrin Stamatis, violinist with the OKC Philharmonic Orchestra and Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Oklahoma. 
Viola:  Royce McLarry, principal violist of the OKC Philharmonic Orchestra and associate faculty member for violin and viola at Oklahoma Christian University.
Cello: Tomasz Zieba, Associate Principal Cellist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and Instructor of Cello at Oklahoma City University. 
Piano:  Dr. Amy I-Lin Cheng, concert pianist, Lecturer of Piano at the University of Michigan and faculty member at the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts. 
Amy I-Lin Cheng (piano), Hal Grossman and Katrin Stamatis (violins), Royce McLarry (viola) and Tomasz Zieba (cello).         
This concert is made possible by all of our wonderful individual and institutional donors, including our Tenth Anniversary Season sponsors, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Ad Astra Foundation.

Program notes are posted on Brightmusic’s website,  Admission is $10 for adults, free for students with ID.

From the press release

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