2014-2015 Season

Lysander Piano Trio

September 20-21, 2014

“ . . . a trio with brio . . . ” - New York Daily News

 

Energy. Youth. Sensitivity. Brilliance. It’s all there. These extraordinary young players have just the right heat and chemistry to ignite musical fireworks. The trio, formed at Juilliard in 2009, displays finesse and virtuosity, but the excitement they generate is what you will remember. CMT is proud to present their Tulsa debut.

Saturday Salon Concert, September 20, 2014
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Ran: Soliloquy
Haydn: Trio in E-flat Minor, Hob. XV:31
Schumann: Trio in D Minor, Op. 63
Zorman: Yemenite Fantasy

Sunday, September 21, 2014
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Shostakovich: Trio in C Minor, Op. 8
Danielpour: A Child’s Reliquary
Tchaikovsky: Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
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Miró Quartet & Aeolus Quartet

October 18-19, 2014

 

“ . . . explosive vigor and technical finesse . . .” - New York Times

When the Mió Quartet last performed in Tulsa, the final chord had barely stopped vibrating before the room erupted in shouts and thunderous applause. Their concerts are marked by an enthusiasm that is as infectious as it is musical. Appearing with them will be the astonishing Aeolus Quartet, mentored by the Miró, and now in residence at Juilliard. Hearing these two quartets together at the University of Tulsa’s gorgeous new Lorton Performance Center will indeed be a ‘high-octane’ performance.

 

Saturday Salon Concert, October 18, 2014
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Schubert: Quartet in G Major, D. 887

 

Sunday, October 19, 2014
3:00 p.m. Lorton Performance Center, University of Tulsa
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1 (Miró Quartet)
Welcher: Museon Polemos (Miró Quartet and Aeolus Quartet)
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (Miró and Aeolus Quartet)
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Morgenstern Trio

November 8-9, 2014

“ . . . Outpourings of sensuous color and vitality. . .” - Peninsula Reviews, Monterey Bay, CA

Named after a German poet whose works are filled with wit and philosophy, the Morgenstern Trio creates their own sparkling poetry in rich, nuanced sound. In the shimmering, jazzy phrases of Ravel, the emotional depths of Smetana, and the powerful bravado of Brahms, the trio will thrill you with their spectacular musical palette.

Saturday Salon Concert, November 8, 2014
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
L. Boulanger: Trio D’un Matin de Printemps
Tailleferre: Trio
Smetana: Trio in G Minor, Op. 15

 

Sunday, November 9, 2014
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Bloch: Three Nocturnes
Ravel: Trio in A Minor
Jalbert: Trio No. 2
Brahms: Trio in C Minor, Op. 101

Danish String Quartet

February 7-8, 2015

“ . . . rampaging energy . . . the quartet seemed to sing, dance, strut and glide their way through the music . . .” - The New Yorker

This dynamic string quartet is so engaging and powerful in performance that they garner “immediate and ardent standing ovations” (NY Times) wherever they appear. In both masterworks and music from their native land, the focused intensity of this hip foursome will warm up your February like a Scandinavian sauna.

Saturday Salon Concert, February 7, 2015
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Mendelssohn: Capriccio, Op. 81, No. 3
Beethoven: Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
 

Sunday, February 8, 2015
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Bartók: Quartet No. 1
Traditional: Scandinavian Folk Music (Arr. Danish String Quartet)
Nielsen: Quartet in F Major, Op. 44

Takács Quartet

March 21-22, 2015

“ . . . the greatest string quartet today . . .” - Sunday Times (London)

Like the pleasure of drinking a fine wine, hearing the Takács Quartet in performance is an experience that lingers and deepens, revealing richness and finesse. We eagerly await their return to Tulsa with their irresistible blend of drama and virtuosity, warmth and humor. These concerts will sell out, so get your tickets early!

Saturday Salon Concert, March 21, 2015
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Schubert: Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, “Quartettsatz”
Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

 

Sunday, March 22, 2015
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 76, No. 3, “Emperor”
Schubert: Quartet in A Minor, D. 804, “Rosamunde”
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”

Modigliani Quartet

April 11-12, 2015

“ Gallic cool . . .” - New York Times

With the same elegance and transparency as a painting by their Italian namesake, the Modigliani Quartet brings their distinctively French attitude to the stage in gorgeous, suave performances. Their Gallic cool with its undercurrent of passion will bring April in Paris to Tulsa. Joie de vivre!

 

Saturday Salon Concert, April 11, 2015
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Mozart: Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
Debussy: Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture
Shostakovich: Quartet in C Major, Op. 49
Saint-Saëns: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 112
Ravel: Quartet in F Major

Emerson String Quartet

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.

Patti Johnson Wilson Hall
Philbrook Museum of Art

Reception immediately following

Chamber Music Tulsa is very pleased to be able to welcome the Emerson String Quartet to Tulsa for a one night only special concert on Friday, May 1, 2015 in the Patti Johnson Wilson Hall at the Philbrook Museum of Art. The concert will be followed by a reception with the quartet.

The Emerson String Quartet has an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time. This is an excellent opportunity to hear them with their new cellist, Paul Watkins.

 

Program

Purcell: Two Fantasias
Haydn: Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 33 No. 2 “The Joke”
Lowell Liebermann: String Quartet No.5, Op.126
premiered by the Emerson in September 2014
Beethoven: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

This concert is made possible by a generous underwriting gift from Lydia and Ted Kronfeld. Additional funding has been provided by Janie and Earl Funk, Pam and Terry Carter, Ray Feldman in memory of Nancy Feldman, and Phil Haney in memory of Elise “Kitch” Laenger.

Imani Winds

May 6-7, 2015

 

Chamber Music Tulsa is pleased to present the acclaimed Imani Winds in two free concerts! The first is at All Souls Unitarian Church on Wednesday, May 6th at 7pm and the second is at Rudisill Regional Library on Thursday, May 7th at 7 pm.

More than North America’s premier wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon) Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.

Imani Winds’ commitment to education runs deep. The group participates in residencies throughout the U.S., giving master classes to thousands of students a year. In Tulsa, Imani Winds will play education concerts for all 3,000 fourth graders in the Tulsa Public Schools as part of the “Any Given Child” program.

 

FREE concerts!

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
All Souls Unitarian Church
7:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Rudisill Regional Library
7:00 p.m.

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