2015-2016 Season

Pacifica Quartet

September 12-13, 2015

“ . . . they produce flexible, sinuous and perfectly tuned sounds, and when those strands lock together – the effect is like some high-tech synthetic fabric that is both lightweight and superstrong.” San Francisco Chronicle

The Pacifica Quartet is in demand around the world for their virtuosity and exuberance, holding audiences spellbound with their intense, polished performances. Experience for yourself the qualities that make this Grammy-winning ensemble a favorite in Tulsa.

 

Saturday Salon Concert, September 12, 2015
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion, Tulsa PAC
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Minor, Op. 138
Mozart: Quartet in F Major, K. 590, “Prussian”

 

Sunday, September 13, 2015
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC 
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert lecture
Mozart: Quartet in G Major, K. 387, “Spring”
Ran: Quartet No. 3 – Glitter, Shards, Doom, Memory
Mendelssohn: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2

Quartetto di Cremona

October 3-4, 2015

“They are very special and have a particular sound and attack in their performance, which I might call Mediterranean: it’s big, open, bright, a touch earthy, lacking nothing in subtlety, but with a confident virility in its projections.” The Herald Scotland

Four handsome, gregarious Italians charmed the CMT audience with their musical grace and sparkling sound in their Tulsa debut. Their playing – crisp, exciting, and full of color – enveloped us in warmth and sophistication rarely heard. This season, they bring their Mediterranean style to music from Vienna, Germany, and Russia, in what promises to be yet another memorable weekend!

 

Saturday Salon Concert
October 3, 2015
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion, Tulsa PAC
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Mozart: Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458, “The Hunt”
Brahms: Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

 

Sunday, October 4, 2015
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC 
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert lecture
Webern: Langsamer Satz
Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance”
Webern: Six Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9
Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio

November 14-15, 2015

“In Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio, every moment felt new. How often does that happen?” Philadelphia Inquirer

In two works by Beethoven, this exciting piano trio displays why this combination of instruments has been one favored by composers throughout the generations. In the hands of Beethoven, there is wit, power, surprise, intelligence, fire . . . Come, experience the gusto with this extraordinary ensemble.

 

Saturday Salon Concert
November 14, 2015
7:00 p.m. Westby Pavilion, Tulsa PAC
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Beethoven: Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3
Haydn: Trio in C Minor, Hob. XV:13

 

Sunday, November 15, 2015
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert lecture
Brahms: Trio in C Major, Op. 87
Jalbert: Trio (1998)
Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke”

Fauré Piano Quartet

February 6-7, 2016

“The communication between the four performers was as beautiful to watch as their music was satisfying to hear. This quartet thinks and breathes as one, focused on a singular, clear vision for their music making.” Toronto Star

With their lyricism, vigor, and clear musical vision, the Fauré Piano Quartet will transport you to the heart of great Romantic repertoire, sweeping you up in epic waves of sound and feeling. Experience the grandeur and sympathy for the human condition expressed in these moving works for piano and strings.

Saturday Salon Concert
February 6, 2016
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion, Tulsa PAC
7:00 Doors open for wine and conversation
Brahms: Quartet in A Major, Op. 26

Sunday, February 7, 2016
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert lecture
Mahler: Quartettsatz 
Fauré: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15
Strauss: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 13

Jerusalem Quartet

April 2-3, 2016

“ . . . the Jerusalem Quartet was breathtaking. Or jaw-dropping. Or maybe ear-opening. In any case, it was brilliant . . . ” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Elegance, exuberance, perfect control and seamless blend – no wonder this quartet has been on our wish list for years! The Jerusalem Quartet imbues each performance with passion, translating the composer’s vision to the audience with startling freshness and vigor.

 

Saturday Salon Concert: April 2, 2016
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion, Tulsa PAC
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5, “Lark”
Dvořák: Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American”

Sunday, April 3, 2016
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert lecture
Beethoven: Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2
Bartók: Quartet No. 4
Schumann: Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3

Dalí Quartet with Ricardo Morales

April 30 - May 1, 2016

“ . . . the music exploded with life . . . ” The Pendulum (North Carolina)

The Dalí Quartet creates a zesty, irresistible fusion of classical roots and Latin soul. They will enthrall you with swirling dance rhythms and sultry melodies, and enchant you with masterworks that are both sublime and profound. With Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, we will have a rare opportunity to hear two superb clarinet quintets in one weekend.

Saturday Salon Concert


Saturday Salon concert: April 30, 2016
7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion, Tulsa PAC
7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation
Plaza: Fuga Criolla
Turina: La Oración del Torero, Op. 34
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

Sunday, May 1, 2016
3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC 
2:15 p.m. Pre-concert lecture
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115
Villa-Lobos: Quartet No. 1
Songs and Dances from South and Latin Americas
Amaya: Angelica
Almarán: La Historia de un Amor
Gardel: El Día Que Me Quieras
D’Rivera: Wapango
D’Rivera: Preludio y Merengue