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.
A chamber music series was founded by Juilliard grad Rosalie Talbott, to enrich the musical life of her home city.
Incorporated as “Concertime, Inc”
The Lyric Art Quartet performs the first concerts by a string quartet. These principals of the Houston Symphony perform Haydn Sunrise, Death and the Maiden, and a contemporary piece Prokofiev #2.
Beginning with this season, each of the four the visiting ensembles performed two concerts over a weekend: a private “Sponsor Evening” on Saturday, usually held in a member’s home with supper, and a Public Concert on Sunday at Philbrook.
American Brass Quintet performs on our series for the first time on February 13 & 14th, 1971
The first Sunday concerts were held in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa PAC.
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE 1990s?????
Concertime officially changes its name to Chamber Music Tulsa, Inc. and offices are established in the Harwelden Mansion.
Douze Trust? Bruce hired
Any Given Child - Tulsa is established and CMT presents the Dalí Quartet for all 3,200+ Fourth graders in the Tulsa Publics Schools System. CMT has participated in AGC - Tulsa every year since.
CMT's biggest undertaking: Beethoven Winter Festival! Multiple social, outreach, and educational events culminating the performance of all 16 of Beethoven's string quartets by the Miró Quartet. The Quartets were performed in six concerts over 10 days.
The Arts and Humanities council sells the Harwelden Mansion and CMT moves offices into the newly rejuvenated Kendall Whitter Neighborhood.
CMT Celebrates 66 years on route 66!
Commissions first work by Kevin Puts