April 16-18, 2021

Listening to the Verona Quartet in concert is like hearing a great storyteller. Their performances are bold, electrifying, and full of character. We’ve been watching their progress eagerly for several years, and we are delighted that they received the 2020 Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America. This honor recognizes them as a rising ensemble establishing a major career. Hear their compelling voices in this Tulsa debut!

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 8:00 p.m.

ahha Tulsa

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for wine and hors d’oeuvres

Program

Reena Esmail: String Quartet

Corey Dundee: New Work

Charles Ives: Quartet No. 1, Op. 57,

“From the Salvation Army — A Revival Service

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavilion

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for wine and conversation

Program

Reena Esmail: String Quartet

Gabriel Fauré: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 121

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 3:00 p.m.

Williams Theatre

Pre-concert lecture at 2:15 p.m.

Program

Ives: Quartet No. 1, Op. 57,

“From the Salvation Army — A Revival Service”

Shostakovich: Elegy for String Quartet, Op. 36a

Corey Dundee: New Work

Dvorák: Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American”

Concert Highlight: Friday 

The spirit of this program is one of contemplation, which is appropriate for the premiere of Corey Dundee’s new work, commissioned by Chamber Music Tulsa to commemorate  the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The music of India-born Reena Esmail creates a meditative atmosphere with Hindustani influences. Iconic American composer Charles Ives evokes a revival service with themes based on hymn tunes and spirituals.