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2016-2017 Season

Dover Quartet

September 9 and 11, 2016


“String quartet nirvana!”  - Santa Fe New Mexican

“We are particularly excited to share Smetana’s masterpiece “From My Life”. It is a powerful example of how music is able to transport us from past to present to future, sometimes breathtakingly in just a split second. In concerts, we strive for a genuine experience for ourselves that we hope transfers out to the audience. It’s not about demonstrating technical skill, but really living in a character. It’s a bit like theater in conveying emotion directly.”  -Joel, Bryan, Milena, and Camden


Salon Concert, Friday September 9, 2016

7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion

7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation

Haydn: Quartet in D Minor, Op. 103

Shostakovich: Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 68


Sunday, September 11, 2016  

3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre

2:15 p.m. Pre-concert lecture

Mozart: Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 589, “Prussian”                                              

C. Shaw: Plan & Elevation (The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks)  (2016)

Smetana: Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, “From My Life”

Trio Solisti

October 8 and 9, 2016

“Unrelenting passion and zealous abandon…” 

- Washington Post


“We remember the wonderfully appreciative audience in Tulsa, and talking with them about their interest and enthusiasm for music. We especially look forward to playing three works that are each real gems and not often performed, the Chausson, Turina, and Dvorak G minor trios. And of course the glorious trios by Haydn and Brahms, both brilliant and beloved works in the repertoire!” – Maria, Alexis, Fabio


Saturday Salon Concert, October 8, 2016

7:30 p.m.  Westby Pavilion

7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation

Dvořák: Trio in G Minor, Op. 26

Turina: Trio No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 76

De Falla: Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo


Sunday, October 9, 2016

3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre

2:15 p.m. Pre-concert lecture

Haydn: Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27

Chausson: Trio in G Minor, Op. 3

Brahms: Trio in B Major, Op. 8

Trio Settecento

October 23, 2016

“Some of the most refreshing, life-enhancing Baroque playing heard in years." -Chicago Tribune 


Rachel Barton Pine: baroque violin, viola d’amore 
John Mark Rozendaal: viola da gamba, baroque ‘cello 
David Schrader: harpsichord, positiv organ, fortepiano

Trio Settecento’s passionate and authoritative interpretations renew the pleasures of hearing beloved music from the Age of Enlightenment while also revealing the delights of new discoveries. Imagination, vigor, technical polish, and historical insight have made the Trio’s performances appealing to audiences and critics alike.


The Scottish Play

One delightful product of the Scottish Enlightenment of the eighteenth century was a flourishing violin/fiddle culture which nurtured both traditional native Scots styles and the import of modern continental art music. Trio Settecento’s program of Scots violin music includes traditional Scots dance fiddling; sonatas by Scottish composers working in the Italian style; works of Italian violinists incorporating Scottish material; and authentic ‘crossover’ work in which the two styles are combined to create a unique and intoxicating blended Scotch music, a wordless lyric analogue to the poetry of Robert Burns.

This concert was a special event and  separate from our regular 2016-2017 season. Tickets were not included in our season subscriptions. 

Modigliani Quartet

November 11-13, 2016

“… a night of elegance and joy…”– Limelight (Australia)

 “The first time we came to Tulsa, we were so warmly welcomed that it will always remain a special place for our quartet. Our programs focus on three different European regions at the times when they produced their best music, representing more than a century of string quartets of the highest quality. It is this entire journey through time and culture that we are excited to present to the audience.” – Phillippe, Loic, Laurent, and Francois



Friday Salon Concert, November 11, 2016

7:30 Performance

Harwelden Mansion

6:30 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation

Mozart: Quartet in D Major, K. 575

Ravel: Quartet in F Major


Saturday Salon Concert, November 12, 2016- SOLD OUT

7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion

7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation

Mozart: Quartet in D Major, K. 575

Ravel: Quartet in F Major


Sunday, November 13, 2016

3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre

2:15 p.m. Pre-concert lecture

Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6, “La Malinconia”

Brahms: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1

Dvořák: Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American”

Beethoven winter Festival

Featuring the Miró Quartet

February 17- 26, 2017

“…like being inside a perfectly tuned Porsche with an expert hand at the wheel…”

– Austin Chronicle

“The string quartet was the medium Beethoven reserved for his most intimate and personal musical expressions, and the cycle is an inside peek into this great man’s inner life from the age of 30 until his very last months. Hearing the quartets in compositional order, the audience follows Beethoven’s own life experiences, from concert to concert, in the evolution and flow of the music: from youth and success, through frustration and personal challenges; through his maturity; and through his final struggles with illness, relationships, and ultimately with death. The genius of his music is that it seems to speak directly to us, with a wordless voice of understanding, compassion and hope. 

“To go on the journey of the complete Beethoven quartet cycle together is a rare, often once-in-a-lifetime experience. To share this tremendous experience with you is one of the most meaningful things that we, as artists, ever do.” -Daniel, Will, John, and Josh of the Miró Quartet

This will be the Miró Quartet’s fourth appearance on Chamber Music Tulsa’s series. They previously performed here in 2006, 2012, and 2014.

Miró Quartet

All Concerts will take place in the Kathleen P. Westby Pavilion of the Tulsa PAC - 7:00 p.m.

  • Concert 1 Friday, February 17, 2017:  Op. 18, Nos. 3, 2, and 1

  • Concert 2 Saturday, February 18, 2017: Op. 18, Nos. 6, 5, and 4

  • Concert 3 Tuesday, February 21, 2017: Op. 59, Nos. 1, 2, and 3

  • Concert 4 Thursday, February 23, 2017: Op. 74, Op. 95, and Op. 127

  • Concert 5 Saturday, February 25, 2017: Op. 132, Op. 130, Grosse Fuge (Op. 133)

  • Concert 6 Sunday, February 26, 2017: Op. 131, Op. 135, Op. 130 last movement  (This concert will start at 5:00 pm)

Saturday, December 17, 2016- All Day

Beethoven’s Birthday Celebration!

Enjoy specially prepared treats all day from the menus at these locations:

  • Ludger’s Bakery – 8931 S. Yale Avenue

  • Fassler Hall – 304 S. Elgin Avenue. Enjoy a “beer tour” of Beethoven’s life with several select beers at Fassler Hall. Choices include Stiegl Radler and Kolsch.


Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Book Discussion event led by Dr. Emily Graham

Beethoven for a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets

Location: Harwelden Mansion

Our first book discussion gathering will be January 9 at Harwelden led by Dr. Emily Graham. The book provides both musical and historical insights to the quartet cycle.

Reserve your copy of Beethoven for a Later Age here!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Oklahoma Center for Humanities Lecture

“Beethoven’s World: Society and Culture in a Changing Europe”

Panel Discussion featuring Historian Dr. Jason Lavery and Musicologist Allen Scott from OSU

Location: Tyrrell Hall, University of Tulsa


February 1-28, 2017

Tulsa PAC Art Gallery Exhibit

Gifted: Works from The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges

Curator: Sally Ramirez, Visual Arts Instructor

Location: Tulsa PAC Gallery

Times: M-F, 10am – 5:30pm and during Festival performances


Aeolus Quartet Residency 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – noon

Aeolus Quartet performance at The Tulsa Central Library 

Thursday, February 2, 2017 – time TBD

Lecture: Beethoven Cliffnotes: A Live Listening Guide to the Complete Quartet Cycle

Speaker: John Largess, Miro Quartet

With a performance by the Aeolus Quartet

Location: Harwelden Mansion 

Free and open to the public


Friday, February 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Aeolus Quartet performance at the First Friday Art Crawl 

AHHA- Hardesty Arts Center 

Free and open to the public


Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Chamber Music Tulsa presents a free concert by the Aeolus Quartet at the German American Society on Sunday, February 5 at 6 pm in the Great Hall at 1429 Terrance Drive in Tulsa. For more information about the February 5 concert, call the German American Society at 918 744-6997

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Author Visit: Edward Dusinberre of the Takács Quartet

Edward Dusinberre, Author of Beethoven for a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets, shares his experience preparing for and performing Beethoven’s string quartets with the Takacs Quartet. Share your insights from the Beethoven Winter Festival in an evening of lecture and discussion. 

Location: Tulsa County Central Library

Hermitage Piano Trio

April 1 and 2, 2017

“… a performance of such power and sweeping passion it left you nearly out of breath…”   -  Washington Post


“The programs we have selected for you are both dramatic and passionate. The audience will hear some traditional compositions performed, but we also want to introduce them to some works from our heritage that are seldom heard, including the Rimsky-Korsakov Trio, which features some of the most beautiful and sublime moments in Russian chamber music. This will be our first visit to Tulsa. We are looking forward to checking out the art deco, and of course the three of us love a good steak!” – Misha, Sergey, and Llya


Saturday Salon Concert, April 1, 2017- SOLD OUT

7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion

7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation

Glinka: Trio in D Minor “Pathétique” 

Mendelssohn: Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66


Sunday, April 2, 2017

3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre

2:15 p.m. Pre-concert lecture

Rachmaninoff: Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor

Shostakovich:  Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67

Rimsky-Korsakov: Trio in C Minor

Lysander Piano Trio

April 28-30, 2017

“…incredible ensemble, passionate playing, and a wide palette of colors.” – The Strad

“For our return to Tulsa we are excited to present an unusual program of Mediterranean music, including music by Enrique Granados, one of Spain’s most colorful composers. We will also present a very romantic work by the Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, who found refuge in Hollywood during World War II and helped shape the sound of movies while teaching the likes of John Williams. Finally, we are thrilled to perform ‘the Mount Everest of piano trios,’ Schubert’s profound trio in E-flat Major.” -Itamar, Michael, and Liza



Friday Concert, April 28, 2017

7:30 p.m. Performance,108 Contemporary

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Reception to follow performance

Enrique Granados: Intermezzo from Goyescas (inspired by Goya’s paintings)

Pēteris Vasks: Episodi e Canto Perpetuo 

Augusta Read Thomas: A movement from Klee Musings (2016)  (inspired by Klee’s artwork)

Moshe Zorman: Yemenite Fantasy

This event is sold separately from our 16-17 subscriptions.


Saturday Salon Concert, April 29, 2017

7:30 p.m. Westby Pavilion

7:00 p.m. Doors open for wine and conversation

Ravel: Trio in A Minor

Dvořák: Trio in E Minor, Op. 90, “Dumky”


Sunday, April 30, 2017

3:00 p.m. Williams Theatre

2:15 p.m. Pre-concert lecture

Granados: Intermezzo from Goyescas

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Romanza con Variazioni from Piano Trio No. 2

Baran: Transformations

Schubert: Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 100

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