Beer Brats and Bartok at Fassler Hall

The Zodiac Trio Come to TulsaChamber Music Tulsa and Fassler Hall present a special ‘Happy Hour’ performance on Friday November 16th at 5:30 p.m. at Fassler Hall in the Blue Dome District, Elgin at 3rd Street in Downtown Tulsa.  Called ‘Beer, Brats, and Bartok’ this free special event will showcase the talents of the Zodiac Trio (

The Trio represents the best of a young international generation of musicians. Hailing from Russia, Japan, and France and trained in New York City and Paris. In their late 20s, Kliment (clarinet), Riko (piano), and Vanessa (violin) love engaging audiences with cutting edge new music, or Yiddish table-pounding songs in the beer hall tradition.

Great beer and brats from Fassler Hall will be available for sale, and free live music presented by Chamber Music Tulsa make this a great way to kick-start the weekend.

The Zodiac Trio are in town under the auspices of Chamber Music Tulsa and will present education concerts at two schools and at ‘Tulsa Global Alliance’s ‘Kids’ World’ at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, November 17 (

The Zodiac Trio will perform on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Williams Theatre in Tulsa’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25, and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, call 918.596.7111 or online at

The Zodiac Trio was originally formed in 2006 at the Manhattan School of Music and was introduced to the NY audience by WQXR’s Bob Sherman, who aired multiple performances by the young ensemble on the “Young Artist Showcase.”  Subsequently, the Zodiac Trio gave its official debut, prompting Edith Eisler of the New York Concert Review to describe the young ensemble as “excellent…” praising its “remarkable ability” and “infectious enjoyment of the music.”  The debut was followed by a string of concerts in Southern France where the Trio was further praised by the local media: “…unforgettable concerts by the Zodiac Trio! …Truly exceptional and sublime talent… The prestigious level of the performances radiated the undeniable talent of the trio and foreshadowed their great success in the future.” – raved the Nice-Matin.

The Zodiac Trio’s appearance is generously underwritten by the The Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation.

Bruce Sorrell