Chamber Music Tulsa is proud to partner with Any Given Child Tulsa to bring chamber music to all 2,700 fourth graders in the Tulsa Public Schools System.
The goal of the Any Given Child Initiative, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is to assist communities in developing a plan for expanded arts education in their schools ensuring access and equity for all students in grades K-8. In 2010 The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, in partnership with The City of Tulsa, Tulsa Public Schools and The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, applied to participate in the initiative.
Thalea String Quartet - January 24 — February 2, 2023
Fueled by the belief that chamber music is a powerful force for building community and human connection, the Thalea String Quartet has performed across North America, Europe, and China, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Massey Hall, and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. Winners of the 2021 Ann Divine Educator Award from the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the members of the Thalea String Quartet have been celebrated for their innovative approach to education and community engagement.
Members: Christopher Whitley (violin) is originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Kumiko Sakamoto (violin) is from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada; and Lauren Spaulding (viola) is from San Antonio, Texas. They are joined for their Tulsa appearances by guest cellist Sterling Elliott .
This video is from the Dalí Quartet's Any Given Child performances in 2014: