Welcome to our 66th season. The obvious correlation to Tulsa's most famous road inspired us to reflect upon and celebrate the journey Chamber Music Tulsa began in 1954.

 

The grand vision of a highway connecting Chicago to Los Angeles was a product of the great industrialization of the nation and the mobility made possible by the automobile. The development of Route 66 was powered by the oil discoveries that were vital to Tulsa's growth as a vibrant and prosperous city. That oil boom legacy surrounds us today in our Art Deco heritage.

 

Over time, the “Mother Road” became a mythic symbol of American adventure and opportunity, and the freedom of the open road. The highway linked disparate places; similarly, chamber music fosters connectedness. For 66 years, Chamber Music Tulsa has drawn us together, connecting our audiences with the wider world of great music and musicians.

 

Celebrate our journey with us. Together we will share the transformative beauty of chamber music.

AMERICAN

Brass Quintet

September 21 & 22, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavillion, Tulsa PAC

Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals

Victor Ewald: Theme and Variations from Quintet No. 2 in E-flat

Jessica Meyer: Luminosity

Trevor Gureckis: Fixated Nights

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.

John H Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC

Luca Marenzio: Three Madrigals

Jessica Meyer Luminosity

Joan Tower: Copperwave

Jennifer Higdon: Fanfare Quintet

Osvaldo Lacerda: Fantasia and Rondo

Josquin des Prez: Chansons or Canons

Eric Ewazen: Frost Fire

LYSANDER

Piano Trio

October 11-13, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019  - 8 p.m.

ahha Tulsa

Debussy: Trio in G Major

Cohen: Around the Cauldron

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9, S.379, “Carnival in Pest”

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavillion, Tulsa PAC

Mozart: Trio in E Major, K.542

Debussy: Trio in G Major

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9, S.379,  “Carnival in Pest”

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.

John H Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC

Beethoven: Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2

Higdon: Piano Trio – Pale Yellow/Fiery Red

Ciupinski: The Black Mirror

Brahms: Trio in C major, op. 87

HARLEM

Quartet

November 8-10, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019  - 8 p.m.

DUET

Bolcom: Three Rags  Debussy: Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 (2nd movement) Gavilan: Cuarteto en Guaguancó Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia Rodgers/Hart: My Funny Valentine 

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavillion, Tulsa PAC

Mozart: Quartet in F Major, K. 590

Fanny Mendelssohn: Quartet in E-flat Major

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.

John H Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC

Bolcom: Three Rags for String Quartet

Debussy: Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

Gavilan: Cuarteto en Guaguanco

Brahms: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 67

Elizabethan Music For Twelfth Night

A New Yeare's Gift

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Parthenia Viol Consort

with Sherezade Panthaki, soprano

Sunday, January 5, 2020  - 3:00 p.m.

Saint John's Episcopal Church

Celebrate the New Year with music from Elizabethan England!

 

Parthenia and soprano Sherezade Panthaki present a program of songs, dance suites, and fantasias to celebrate the conclusion of the 12 days of Christmas – Twelfth Night! They perform works by William Byrd (reputed to be Queen Elizabeth I’s favorite composer), Thomas Morley, John Bull, and Thomas Ravenscroft, as well as traditional carols, including the familiar “Greenseleeves.”

 

Parthenia is a quartet of “viols,” stringed instruments that were extremely popular in European music from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. The instruments blend together with a rich, resonant sound that will warm your spirit on a winter’s afternoon.

DAEDALUS

Quartet

January 31 - February 2, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020  - 8 p.m.

ahha Tulsa

Haydn: Quartet in A Major, Op. 20, No. 6, “Sun”

Mazzoli: Quartet for Queen Mab

Korngold: Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 34

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavillion, Tulsa PAC

Haydn: Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No. 5, “The Dream”

Mazzoli: Quartet for Queen Mab

Korngold: Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 34

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

John H Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC

Beethoven: Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3

Lyer: Dig the Say

Rochberg: Quartet No. 3

McGILL/McHALE

Trio

March 6-8, 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020  - 8 p.m.

DUET

Schoenfield: Sonatina

Sorey: New Work

Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata 

Irish Traditional: The Lark in the Clear Air   Irish Traditional: Danny Boy

Coleman: Portraits of Langston

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavillion, Tulsa PAC

Saint-Saens: Tarantella in A Minor for Flute, Clarinet, Piano, Op. 6

Rachmaninoff: Vocalise

Shostakovich: Four Waltzes

Villa-Lobos: Choros No. 2 for Flute and Clarinet

Hammond: The Beardless Boy – piano solo

Hammond: The Lamentation of Owen O’Neil

Irish Traditional (arr. McHale): The Lark in the Clear Air

Coleman: Portraits of Langston

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

John H Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC

Rogerson: A Fish Will Rise

Poulenc: Flute Sonata, Op. 164

Tyshawn Sorey: New Work (Premieres Dec. 2019, NYC)

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 8                   

Connesson: Techno Parade

Debussy: Estampes III: Jardins sous la pluie (Piano Solo)            

Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata, Op. 184

Schoenfield: Sonatina for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano

MIRÓ

Quartet

April 4 & 5, 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavillion, Tulsa PAC

Kevin Puts: Credo*

Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”

 

*composed for the Miró Quartet in 2007

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

John H Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC

Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise”

Kevin Puts: New Commission**

Schubert: Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden” 

** This work was co-commissioned by the following organizations:

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Chamber Music Monterey Bay, Chamber Music Tulsa, and Rockport Music

AKROPOLIS

Quintet

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020 

Time and Locations to be announced

Start with a group of imaginative chamber musicians, add historic downtown Tulsa buildings, mix in some cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and voilà, a “progressive concert” party! The Akropolis Quintet* regularly appears in unconventional settings and they were eager to work with us to create a unique event for our anniversary season. We will move from lobby to lobby, enjoying architectural highlights in each, courtesy of the experts from the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, and enjoy music by Akropolis at selected sites. *Oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone!

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