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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.

Fall 2020 Educational events will all be held virtually! We are working on the logistics now, but stay tuned form more information.

Audience Education


Merlot with the


CMT & Magic City

Book Club


in 10 minutes or Less

Pre-concert Lectures

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Program Notes

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Listening Guide


Merlot with the Musicologist

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.

Usually, we discuss our burning musical questions over a cup of coffee, but 2020 calls for something a little stronger.

Join musicologist Jason Heilman for an easy introduction to Beethoven's monumental Piano Trios, just in time for CMT’s upcoming live-streamed performances with the Gryphon Trio.

You’ve heard the details about each of Ludwig van Beethoven’s seven trios for piano and strings on our Masterworks in 10 Minutes of Less podcast. Now you have the chance to see how they all fit together as musicologist Jason Heilman presents a roadmap to Beethoven’s piano trios. Find out why Beethoven returned to the genre at specific points in his career and how they each show the composer grappling with the Viennese legacy of Haydn and Mozart in different ways.

Book Club

Chamber Music Tulsa Book Club 

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 An Equal Music by Vikram Seth: Thursday, January 7, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.
Spring 2021 Book: TBA

We are excited to once again partner with Magic City Books to bring you two book clubs this season, one in the winter and one in Spring. In January we will meet virtually and discuss An Equal Music by Vikram Seth. Stay tuned for more information!

The author of the international bestseller A Suitable Boy returns with a powerful and deeply romantic tale of two gifted musicians.  Michael Holme is a violinist, a member of the successful Maggiore Quartet.  He has long been haunted, though, by memories of the pianist he loved and left ten years earlier, Julia McNicholl.  Now Julia, married and the mother of a small child, unexpectedly reenters his life and the romance flares up once more.


Against the magical backdrop of Venice and Vienna, the two lovers confront the truth about themselves and their love, about the music that both unites and divides them, and about a devastating secret that Julia must finally reveal.  With poetic, evocative writing and a brilliant portrait of the international music scene, An Equal Music confirms Vikram Seth as one of the world's finest and most enticing writers.

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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! 2020-2021 Lectures are currently being planned.

Kevin Puts pre-concert lectures:

The Pre-Concert Lectures for our Miró Quartet Virtual Concert weekend have been pre-recorded so you can watch and learn at any time!


Masterworks in 10 Minutes or Less

CMT & Public Radio Tulsa Podcast


This fall, you’ll have the chance to learn even more about some of the greatest works of classical music, as our Masterworks in 10 Minutes or Less podcast returns for its second season. Join Classical Tulsa host Jason Heilman for bite-sized audio introductions to six of the pieces on Chamber Music Tulsa’s streaming and live 2020-21 season, complete with a quick historical background and highlights from the musical themes.

In honor of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, this season includes introductions to seven of his piano trios. You’ll also find out what Beethoven’s “Harp” String Quartet owes to Napoleon, and how Dvorak composed his homesickness for Bohemia into his “American” String Quartet. It’s musicological insight you can use, and a great opportunity to broaden your musical horizons on your own schedule.

Season 2 Release Schedule 

Sept. 14 – Beethoven’s Three Opus 1 Piano Trios

Sept. 21 – Beethoven’s “Gassenhauer” Piano Trio, Op. 11

Sept. 28 – Beethoven’s “Ghost” Piano Trio, Op. 70, No. 1

Oct. 5 – Beethoven’s Piano Trio Op. 70, No. 2 (re-release)

Oct. 12 – Beethoven’s “Harp” String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74

Oct. 19 – Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” String Quartet, No. 14 D.810 (re-release)

Nov. 2 – Beethoven’s “Archduke” Piano Trio, Op. 97

Nov. 16 – Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96

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Open Rehearsal

Kevin Puts and Miró Quartet

Listening Guide

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Kevin Puts, and Miró Quartet violinist, Daniel Ching, as they discuss fascinating "behind-the-scene" insights into the composing and performing Puts latest String Quartet, "Home"!

Program Notes

For each concert weekend, Chamber Music Tulsa provides program notes that delve into the music being performed on each concert. These notes provide important musical and cultural insights for each work. Program Notes will be posted on ensemble pages a week before concerts. 

Program Notes
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