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

Mochas 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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Open Rehersals


Mochas with the Musicologist

Dates and time to be announced!
Mochas with the Musicologist will return for its ninth season of musical conversations over coffee - virtually! Join musicologist and Public Radio Tulsa host Jason Heilman for a morning of great music and great conversation in a relaxed and friendly setting.  There will also be time for a relaxed Q&A session, so bring your burning musical questions!

Chamber Music Tulsa Book Club 

Fall 2020 Book: An Equal Music by Vikram Seth
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 fall and one in Spring. In November, we will meet virtually and discuss An Equal Music by Vikram Seth. Stay tuned for more information!


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.


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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Kevin Puts and Miró Quartet

Open Rehearsal

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.

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.