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2013-2014 Season

Brooklyn Rider

September 21-22, 2013

“ . . . one of the wonders of contemporary music.” Los Angeles Times

This adventurous, classically-trained, genre-defying string quartet from New York City combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that wows audiences in clubs and concert halls alike. Their creative balance of new music and fresh interpretations of familiar works has set the chamber music world on fire.


Saturday Coffee House Performance, September 21st, 2013
10:30 a.m. at Foolish Things Coffee, 1001 S. Main St. in Tulsa
Community performance, free and open to the public


Saturday Salon Concert, September 21, 2013
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion, Tulsa PAC
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Mozart: Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
Ljova (Lev Zhurbin): Culai
Traditional: Music of the Roma


Sunday,  September 22, 2013
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC 
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Schubert: Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, “Quartettsatz”
John Cage: In a Landscape
Evan Ziporyn:  Qi
Bartók: Quartet No. 2, Op. 17
Colin Jacobsen: Three Miniatures for String Quartet

Ariel Quartet with Menahem Pressler

October 26-27, 2013

“He is a national treasure.” - Los Angeles Times

Formed in Israel, and quartet-in-residence at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, this young, award-winning ensemble has quickly earned a glowing international reputation for its brilliant playing and soulful interpretations. Legendary pianist Menahem Pressler joins them for the great Dvořák Quintet.

Click here to listen to Menahem Pressler on Studio Tulsa!  Rich Fisher interviewed Mr. Pressler about what continues to motivate him at 90 years old to play piano in the worlds’ concert halls – why he no longer plays Beethoven and what it is about playing Dvorak Sunday in Tulsa that is challenging.


Saturday Salon Concert, October 26, 2013
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Beethoven: Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No 5
Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op.76, No. 1


Sunday, October 27, 2013
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Beethoven: Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
Britten: Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36
Dvořák: Quintet in A Major for Piano and Strings, Op. 81

Vienna Piano Trio

November 16-17, 2013

“ . . . quite simply, stunning . . . ” -  BBC Music Magazine

Steeped in the grand Central European tradition, the Vienna Piano Trio delivers electrifying performances with elegance and polish. They are the ensemble-in-residence at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and have held prestigious appointments in London at Wigmore Hall and for the BBC’s series at St. Luke’s.

Special Event: Evening in Vienna
Friday, November 15, 2013
Join Chamber Music Tulsa for An Evening in Vienna, featuring guest artists the Vienna Piano Trio. The Trio will present an hour-long concert of music by Viennese composers, including Schubert, Kreisler, and Schoenberg’s hyper-romantic “Verklärte Nacht”. Immediately following, join the artists for a Viennese style dessert and champagne reception, with pastries from Ludger’s Bavarian Cakery! The concert will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, and all inclusive tickets for the concert and reception are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. 

Saturday Salon Concert, November 16, 2013
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Schubert: Trio in B Flat Major, Op. 99, D.898


Sunday, November 17, 2013
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Haydn Trio in C Major, H XV:27
Beethoven: Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”
Saint-Saëns: Trio in E Minor, Op. 92

Adaskin-Schumann Ensemble

February 22-23, 2014

“Superb playing . . . power and eloquence and a nutty tonal richness.” - Gramophone

The Adaskin String Trio and Ensemble Schumann collaborate frequently to perform masterworks with uncommon instrumentation, charming audiences with their passion and warmth. In Tulsa, the five players explore the timbres of piano, strings, and oboe in different and delightful combinations.

Saturday Salon Concert, February 22, 2014
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
August Klughardt: Schilflieder (Songs of the Reeds) for Viola, Oboe and Piano, Op. 28
Kodály: Intermezzo for String Trio
Saint-Saëns: Quartet in B Flat Major for Piano and Strings, Op. 41


Sunday, February 23, 2014
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Mozart: Quartet in E Flat Major for Piano and Strings, K. 493
J. C. Bach: Quartet in B Flat Major for Oboe and Strings, B. 60
Martinů: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 315
Brahms: Quartet in C Minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 60, “Werther”

Elias String Quartet

March 22-23, 2014

“Few quartets . . . have this much personality.” - Philadelphia Inquirer

This vibrant ensemble from England made its North American debut in 2012 to great acclaim, including a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. For three years, they were part of the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists program. The Elias’s concerts and educational outreach in Tulsa are part of their three-year Beethoven Project, which will culminate with a recording of the complete Beethoven quartets.


Saturday Salon Concert, March 22, 2014
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Beethoven:  Quartet in C-minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Beethoven:  Quartet in Eb-Major, Op. 74 (“Harp”)
Donald Grant:  Scottish folk arrangements


Sunday, March 23, 2014
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre 2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Haydn: Quartet in F-Major, Op. 77, No. 2
Sally Beamish: “Reed Stanzas”
Beethoven: Quartet in E-Minor, Op. 59, No. 2


Special Event: Emotion in Beethoven

Friday March 21, 2014 7:30 p.m. Harwelden Mansion
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.

American String Quartet

April 25-27, 2014

“ . . . a sense of ease that lets each piece of music unfold like a living organism.” - Cleveland Plain Dealer


Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, the American String Quartet is a Tulsa favorite and the perfect ensemble to celebrate the conclusion of CMT’s 60th season! Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest ensembles, the American String Quartet is famous for a luxurious sound and thoughtful, innovative programming.

**Friday Salon Concert, April 25, 2014
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Brahms: Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 67
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky”


Sunday, April 27, 2014
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre 2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Berg: Lyric Suite
Bach: Four Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Beethoven: Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131


Free Special Event: Chamber Music Tulsa at Guthrie Green

“Bohemian” Rhapsody by American String Quartet
Saturday, April 26, 2014  7:00 p.m.
The Guthrie Green

Passion, jealousy, betrayal and murder, birdsong, folk dances, trains, and homesickness… hear all this and more in music with “Bohemian” connections, performed by the American String Quartet. Chamber Music Tulsa gives the city this free, family-friendly concert at the award-winning Guthrie Green in celebration of our 60th Season. The American String Quartet will play Haydn, Janáček, and Dvořák’s “American” Quartet. The performance is free and open to the public.

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