Brightmusic’s Spring Chamber Music Festival 2016 - The Music of Vienna

Brightmusic presents its Spring Chamber Music Festival June 9 - 14 in Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

On June 9-14, the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble presents The Music of Vienna, its Fifth Annual Spring Chamber Music Festival at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City.

The four-concert festival is a breathtaking sampler of the Viennese music scene spanning more than 250 years and featuring some of the best-loved chamber works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Mahler, among many others.

Fifteen Brightmusic musicians will be appearing during the Festival: Dr. Gregory Lee, Violin; Katrin Stamatis, Violin; Suzanne Wagor, Violin; Dr. Jonathan Ruck, Cello; and Parthena Owens, Flute. Also, Lisa Harvey-Reed, Oboe; Dr. Dan Schwartz, Oboe; Chad Burrow, Clarinet; Tara Heitz, Clarinet; Rodney Ackmann, Bassoon; Larry Reed, Bassoon; Dr. Kate Pritchett, Horn; Dr. Peggy Moran, Horn; Dr. Amy I-Lin Cheng, Piano; and Dr. Sallie Pollack, Piano.

All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. except for the Sunday concert, which is 4 p.m. A pass for all four concerts is available at the door or on our website at for $50 each, (a savings of $30 over individual concert tickets of $20). Students and active-duty military personnel are admitted free with ID.

Also, any who would like to attend but feel they cannot due to financial hardship as a result of recent layoffs in the energy sector are invited to join us as guests of the musicians by simply advising the person at the front desk that they are guests of the musicians and no questions will be asked. More information about the festival is available on Brightmusic’s website at

Festival concerts will be performed at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW 7th St. in downtown OKC. Programs are subject to change.

Additionally, for the first time, Brightmusic will collaborate with the OK Mozart International Music Festival in presenting our respective June 2016 Festivals.

Brightmusic will perform two of the three works from our June 11 Festival concert as part of OK Mozart’s morning chamber music concert series in Bartlesville on Monday morning, June 13, and two of the three works from our June 12 Festival concert at OK Mozart on Tuesday morning, June 14.

This exciting collaboration reflects that Brightmusic is not only Oklahoma City’s own chamber music ensemble, but also Oklahoma’s own chamber music ensemble! For more information about this year’s OK Mozart Festival, visit

Concert No. 1 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9

Franz Joseph Haydn, Trio in D Major for Flute, Cello & Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven, 12 Variations for Cello and Piano on Mozart’s Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen from the Magic Flute 

Anton Giulio Priolo, “Three Penny in the Dark” (a fantasia on themes by Kurt Weill)

Franz Schubert, Adagio and Rondo Concertante for Piano Quartet

Arnold Schoenberg, “Die Eiserne Brigade” for Piano Quintet

Johann Strauss II, “The Kaiser Waltz” for Piano Quintet

Concert No. 2 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11

Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio in B-flat for Clarinet, Cello & Piano

Franz Schubert, Fantasy in C Major for Violin and Piano*

Alexander von Zemlinsky, Trio in A Minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano*

Concert No. 3 – 4 p.m. Sunday, June 12 The Mae Ruth Swanson Memorial Concert

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet in G Minor*

Gustav Mahler, Piano Quartet in A Minor

Johannes Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor*

Concert No. 4 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Harmoniemusik for Wind Octet from The Marriage of Figaro

Ludwig van Beethoven, Rondino in E-flat Major for Wind Octet

Franz Krommer, Partita in F Major for Wind Octet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Harmoniemusik for Wind Octet from Don Giovanni

*Brightmusic will also perform these works at the OK Mozart Festival on the mornings of June 11 & 12

The Gayly – June 5, 2016 @ 2:20 p.m.