Wednesday, August 21, 2013


 Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble proudly announces its 2013-14 concert season, its eleventh season as Oklahoma City’s own residential chamber music ensemble.  The Season will consist of five Regular Season concerts, starting in September 2013 and concluding in April 2014, followed by Brightmusic’s third Spring Festival – “The Music of France.”   
The Ensemble will give two performances of each Regular Season concert – Monday nights in northwest OKC at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, and Tuesday nights downtown at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral.  Dates, performance venues, guest artists and programs for the Spring Festival will be announced later in the Season. 
Guest pianist Gloria Chien will play the piano at the first concert. Photo provided.

The first concert, “Souvenirs for an Archduke,” will be performed on September 16-17.  It will feature works by Ludwig van Beethoven, 20th Century American composer Samuel Barber and 20th Century Austrian-American composer Erich Korngold.  Brightmusic will host concert pianist Gloria Chien, an OKC favorite from her appearance three seasons ago, as their guest artist for this concert.  The second concert, “Sonata Evening,” will follow on November 4-5, with works by French composers Francis Poulenc and Camille Saint-Saëns, German composers Robert Schumann and Ludwig van Beethoven, and Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.      
The New Year will bring three more Regular Season concerts.  “Shanties, Songs and Serenades” on January 20-21 will showcase chamber music for winds and piano by Matthew Arnold (English), David Maslanka (contemporary American), György Ligeti (Hungarian/Austrian), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Jean Françaix (French).   
Guest cellist will appear March 10 and 11. Photo provided.
“Transcendental Doxology” on March 10-11 will feature pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Schubert, cello.  Concert cellist Sophie Shao from New York City will be Brightmusic’s guest artist for this concert.  “And Legions Will Rise” will close the Regular Season on April 7-8, with works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, German Romantic composers Carl Maria von Weber and Louis Spohr, OKC’s own Edward Knight (Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at Oklahoma City University) and the concert’s title work by contemporary American composer Kevin Puts.
The Spring Festival – The Music of France – will follow in June.  Details will be announced later in the season.     
Season Memberships are available for a $75/person contribution.  Individual concert tickets will be available at the door for $15/person.  Concerts are free for students with ID.  More information about the concerts, musicians, Season Memberships and individual concert tickets will be posted soon on Brightmusic’s website, 

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