Audience Education

Does classical music sound like a foreign language to you? We believe that the music is inherently beautiful, but that the history and significance of the composer, the composition, and the ensemble enrich the listening experience. That is why we offer these exciting education events for our audience and community.

Mochas

with the Musicologist

CMT & Magic City

Book Club

Pre-Concert

Lectures

Masterworks

in 10 minutes or less 

Open Rehearsal 

Kevin Puts and Miró Quartet

Mochas

with the Musicologist

Mochas with the Musicologist returns for its eighth season of musical conversations over coffee! Join musicologist and Public Radio Tulsa host Jason Heilman and find out what exciting music awaits you on each half of Chamber Music Tulsa’s 2019-20 season. There will also be time for a relaxed Q&A session, so bring your burning musical questions. Come for a morning of great music and great conversation in a relaxed and friendly setting.
Saturday, September 7, 2019  & Saturday, January 11, 2020

Magic City Books - 10:30 a.m.

 

CMT and Magic City

Book Club

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

Magic City Books, Algonquin Room

Moderated by Bruce Sorrell. The Ensemble is an addictive novel about four young friends that form a string quartet and attempt to navigate the cutthroat world of classical music and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love intertwine over the course of their lives.

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.

Magic City Books, Algonquin Room

Moderated by Scott Gregory. In March the McGill/McHale Trio performs “Portraits of Langston” by Valerie Coleman. In this piece, Coleman creates six vivid musical vignettes inspired by poems by Langston Hughes. To prepare for this performance, we will read Hughes' first book of poems titled the Weary Blues.

 

Pre-Concert

Lectures

Listen like a professional! Forty-five minutes before each 3 p.m. Sunday concert, all attendees are invited to join CMT Executive Director Bruce Sorrell, musicologist Jason Heilman, and special guests for an insider’s preview of the techniques, history, and significance of the upcoming performance. Stay Tuned for more detailed information! 2019-2020 Lectures are currently being planned.

 

American Brass Quintet

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Lecturer: Jason Heilman, Classical Tulsa Host

 

Lysander Piano Trio

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Lecturer: Noam Faingold, composer and CMT Board Member

Harlem Quartet

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Lecturer: Jason Heilman

Daedalus Quartet

Sunday, February 2, 2020 

Lecturer:  Bruce Sorrell, CMT Executive Director

McGill / McHale Trio

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Lecturer: Jason Heilman

Miró Quartet

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Lecturer: Kevin Puts, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer

 
 

Masterworks

in 10 minutes or less

Chamber Music Tulsa and Public Radio Tulsa are proud to present an innovative introduction to the CMT concert season: Masterworks in 10 Minutes or Less, a brand-new podcast from musicologist and Classical Tulsa host Jason Heilman.

Each podcast episode gives the story behind one of the great quartets or trios on Chamber Music Tulsa’s concert season, complete with tidbits about the composers’ lives and important musical excerpts to listen for. And because your time is valuable, they’re each under 10 minutes – just enough to get you ready for a fantastic experience in the concert hall. It’s musicological insight you can use, and a great opportunity to get to know music by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Debussy on your own schedule.

Open Rehearsal

Kevin Puts and Miró Quartet

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

Location TBA

Chamber Music Tulsa is pleased to be among the group of elite presenters commissioning a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts. The Miró Quartet will premier this work on their Sunday Afternoon concert.

Join us for an open rehearsal where the quartet will work with Puts and demonstrate the new piece, providing fascinating "behind-the-scene" insights into the composer's thoughts and what "really" happens at a rehearsal of a professional chamber music ensemble.