Upcoming Virtual Events
Front Row Concert Featuring Gilbert Kalish
March 4-10, 2021
This month, we feature another archive concert from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s “Front Row” series. Pianist Gilbert Kalish is the featured artist for music by Schubert, Brahms, and Crumb. This is a fascinating program that includes a set of songs written by a teenage George Crumb, a song cycle composed at the very end of Schubert’s all-too-short life, and one of Brahms's masterful quartets for piano and strings. Even Brahms acknowledged that his passionate work was partly autobiographical, capturing the tension and ardor of his younger self in love with Clara Schumann.
You can stream the concert from our website starting March 4 and ending on March 10.
Chamber Music Tulsa to Receive $35,000 Grant
from the National Endowment for the Arts
Chamber Music Tulsa has been approved for a $35,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the premiere performances and community-engagement activities related to new works commissioned by Chamber Music Tulsa to commemorate the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
Chamber Music Tulsa's project is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support this project from Chamber Music Tulsa” said Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Chamber Music Tulsa is among the arts organizations across the country that have demonstrated creativity, excellence, and resilience during this very challenging year.”
Chamber Music Tulsa Executive Director Bruce Sorrell states: “This is Chamber Music Tulsa’s first NEA grant, and we are honored to be one of only four arts organizations in Oklahoma to receive funding in this round. Our planning began more than two years ago to participate in the Race Massacre Centennial commemoration. We made a commitment to building equity in our field by commissioning new works from Black composers.”
The grant supports performances and activities related to three commissions:
Tulsa native Barron Ryan has composed a piano trio (piano, violin, cello) titled “My Soul is Full of Troubles.” Ryan will be the pianist for the first performances of his trio. The performance dates will be announced soon.
Social-justice artist and composer Anthony R. Green is composing a string quartet that will be video-recorded by the Thalea String Quartet as part of Any Given Child Tulsa in April and May this year. All 3,000+ fourth graders in Tulsa Public Schools will have access to this presentation. Chamber Music Tulsa also plans to host a community residency with the Thalea String Quartet featuring the work when it is safe to do so.
Corey Dundee is composing a new string quartet that will be premiered by the Verona Quartet next season on Chamber Music Tulsa’s concert series. Dundee will be in residence in Tulsa to lead community conversations, give pre-concert lectures, and offer an open rehearsal with the quartet to discuss the new work and his experience working on this project.
Sorrell adds, “Commissioning composers to write new chamber music is a bold act of hope. It is a statement of our belief that creating art that reflects who we are matters now and for the future, and it connects us to chamber music’s living tradition.”
Click here for more information on projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement.
Chamber Music Tulsa's
2020-2021 Season Update
In the best interests of everyone’s safety and health, we have decided to reschedule the concerts originally planned for September, October, and November.
The early music concert featuring Ars Lyrica Houston, co-sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church, has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 13, 2021. If you purchased tickets for this performance, they will be honored at that date.
For the Brentano Quartet concerts, September 25-27, the Poulenc Trio concerts, October 9-11, and the ATOS Trio concerts, November 13-15, we're pleased to say that all three ensembles have been rescheduled during the 2021-2022 season. If you have already subscribed to our 2020-2021 season, click the link below for more information.
To the many Black artists in the chamber music field: we honor you, we see you, we value our relationships, and we look forward to a better, more just future. There is so much work to do.