Wednesday, January 17, 2018

TUES. JAN. 23, 7:30 AT

Brightmusic Concert 3 “String Theory”

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
St. Paul’s Cathedral
127 NW 7th Street (at Robinson)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Oklahoma City’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present the third concert of its 2017-18 season, String Theoryfeaturing chamber works for strings by two old European masters and one young contemporary American.  The Ensemble will present quintets by Kenji Bunch, W.A. Mozart and Antonín Dvořák, exploring the expressive range of strings, from the classical-era quintet of Mozart, through the mid-Romantic form of Dvořák to the work for strings by contemporary composer Kenji Bunch.

Music Trivia Quiz: 
What’s in a Name?  The name of one of the composers on this program is not his real name.  Any idea which one?   (The answer may surprise you.)

 The works on the program are: 
  • Kenji Bunch, String Circle (for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello) 
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581 (for clarinet, 2 violins, viola & cello)
  • Antonín Dvořák, String Quintet No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 (for 2 violins, 2 violas & cello)
The performance will take place at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 23 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW 7th Street (at Robinson).  Individual concert admission is $20 per ticket.  Children, students and active-duty military personnel are admitted free with ID.  More information about this concert is available on Brightmusic’s website at

BrightNews Briefs

Sneak Preview of Summer Festival 2018! 
Brightmusic co-Artistic Directors Chad Burrow and Amy I-Lin Cheng, have given us a sneak preview of Brightmusic Summer Festival VII, Brightmusic goes Hollywood:  The Chamber Music of Film Composers.  Some of the most celebrated writers of film scores are serious classical composers in their own right.  And some of the greats of classical music also composed for film.  The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will perform chamber works by Leonard Bernstein, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as that other Williams.  The program will include works by cinematic legends, such as Miklós Rozsa, Bernard Hermann, Erich Korngold, Ennio Morricone and, of course, John Williams.  

We can’t say it enough!
The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble is a guest at St. Paul’s Cathedral and is fortunate to be able to perform in this magnificent acoustic chamber. Let’s all show our appreciation by leaving the venue as tidy as we found it. Please pick up your program, cough drop wrappers, etc., before you leave.  By the way, the cushions, which are in limited supply, are provided for those who need one to sit comfortably through the concert, and if you borrowed one, please return it to the stack at the back.

Winter Weather Precautions:  Save these Numbers!   
Slick road conditions are always a possibility in January.  For the safety of our Brightmusic friends and our musicians, Brightmusic concerts will be postponed in the event of dangerous road conditions.  We will strive to make the decision as early in the day as possible, but road conditions can deteriorate rapidly, so there may be short notice.  If you have concerns about travel conditions, listen for an announcement on KUCO (90.1 FM).  Or you may call (405) 550-1484, (405) 216-5595, or (405) 550-7665 for concert status.  Keep these phone numbers handy—just in case. 

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