Audience Education

Audience Education

Here’s your chance to learn more!

Does classical music sound like a foreign language to you?

We believe that the music is inherently beautiful, but that the history and significance of the composer, the composition, and the ensemble enrich the listening experience. That is why we offer these exciting education events for our audience and community.

Pre-Concert Lectures – Listen like a professional!
Forty-five minutes before each 3 p.m. Sunday concert, all attendees are invited to join CMT Executive Director Bruce Sorrell, musicologist Jason Heilman, and special guests for an insider’s preview of the techniques, history, and significance of the upcoming performance.  Read more for a complete list of this season’s lecture topics or further introduction of our distinguished lecturers.

Mochas with the Musicologist and The (Chamber) Music of Beethoven
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. – come early to order coffee!
Mochas with the Musicologist returns for its second season of musical conversations over coffee! Join local musicologist Jason Heilman and find out what exciting music awaits you on each half of Chamber Music Tulsa’s 2013-14 Season. Jason will allow time for an informal Q&A session so don’t forget to bring your burning musical questions. Additionally, Jason will lead two entertaining and informative sessions examining the life and (chamber) music of Ludwig van Beethoven, including why Beethoven’s early and late string quartets are considered pillars of the genre!

Mochas with the Musicologist: Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Foolish Things Coffee Co

The (Chamber) Music of Beethoven: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at The Phoenix

Mochas with the Musicologist: Saturday February 8, 2014 at Foolish Things Coffee Co

The (Chamber) Music of Beethoven: Saturday March 1, 2014 at The Phoenix

Foolish Things Coffee Co. is located at the southeast corner of 10th and Main.
The Phoenix is located at 6th and Peoria. Parking is available across Peoria.

A Special Beethoven Event with the Elias String Quartet
Friday March 21, 2014 7:30 p.m. Harwelden Mansion
Emotion in Beethoven As part of The Elias String Quartet’s ‘Beethoven Project’, the quartet is sharing valuable insights into Beethoven’s string quartets from a player’s perspective. They will begin with an overview of the different ways in which Beethoven changed and revolutionized the musical language, particularly with regards to expressing emotions. Then they will explore various excerpts from the quartets and how Beethoven conveys an extreme range of emotions in his music, showing how resourceful Beethoven is in constantly creating an endless variety of subtle emotions. Join us at 7:00 p.m. for wine and conversation

Events from last season: 

NEW: Beer, Brats, and Bartok
Zodiac Trio, three young international chamber musicians, will perform a free happy hour concert at Fassler Hall in the Blue Dome District. cohosted by Chamber Music Tulsa and the McNellie Restaurant Group.  End the week on a high note with CMT on Friday, November 16th, with performances beginning at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.   Fassler Hall is at 304 S. Elgin Avenue.

Gryphon Trio Caberet Night
The cutting edge ensemble Gryphon Trio adds a cabaret singer for a truly memorable evening.  When CMT board members saw this performance at a club in New York City, they knew they had to arrange for the trio to perform in Tulsa.  Join us for this special event at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12th, in the Grand Hall lobby of the Mayo Hotel, at 115 W. 5th Street.

Concert Rewinds — Our Post-concert Parties!
Executive Director Bruce Sorrell hosts post-concert parties with the visiting artists and Chamber Music Tulsa patrons at the Penthouse rooftop bar of the elegant Mayo Hotel.   These events are open to all ticket-holders and will begin immediately following the Sunday afternoon concert.   The Mayo Hotel is at 115 W. 5th Street.  Watch for updates on the 2013-2014 party dates.