Wednesday, May 1, 2013

MAY 18, 19, 21 & 23

Four-concert passes are now available for Brightmusic’s second annual Spring Festival – “Schubert & Friends” – to be performed on May 18, 19, 21 and 23.

Festival Concerts 1 and 2 will be given at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral downtown at 7:30 pm on Saturday evening, May 18 and 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, May 19.  Concerts 3 and 4 will be presented at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in northwest OKC at 7:30 pm on Tuesday evening, May 21 and Thursday evening, May 23.

The Festival will feature the return appearance of guest artist David Shifrin.  David is the Artistic Director of Chamber Music Northwest of Portland, Oregon; a member and former long-time Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; and the Professor of Chamber Music at Yale University.  David has made guest appearances many times at the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, and was the featured guest artist on Brightmusic’s September 2010 concert, “Clarinet Serenade.”  David will perform at Brightmusic Festival Concerts 2 and 3.

Festival Concert 3 will also feature the world premiere of a new chamber music work by contemporary American composer Christopher Theofanidis, which Brightmusic and Chamber Music Northwest jointly commissioned.  After its world premiere at Brightmusic's Festival on May 21, Mr. Theofanidis' new work – “Quasi una Fantasia” for two clarinets and string quartet -- will receive its West Coast premiere on July 13-14 at the Summer Festival of Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, and its East Coast premiere on November 19 at Alice Tully Hall by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  Mr. Shifrin and Brightmusic Co-Artistic Director Chad Burrow will be the featured clarinetists in all three premiere performances.  You can hear the world premiere performance right here in OKC!

Tickets are $10 per concert at the door.  We are offering a four-concert Festival Pass for $30.  It can be purchased on our website,; by mailing a check to Brightmusic at PO Box 20254, OKC 73156; or at the door to the first Festival concert on May 18.  Students with ID are admitted free at all of our concerts, including the Festival concerts.
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