Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble presents "Bright Mozart" Jan. 21-22

"Bright Mozart" is the January presentation of OKC's Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble. File photo.


Staff Report

The New Year will bring three more Regular Season concerts for Oklahoma City’s own Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble. “Bright Mozart” in January, “Bright Tales,” in March and ending the regular season will be “Bright Virtuosi” this April. A finale’ concert will be performed in May.

“Bright Mozart,” January 21-22 will showcase music of Mozart, César Franck and the world premiere of a new work composed by returning guest artist Craig Goodman of Strasbourg, France.  “Bright Tales,” March 18-19 will feature pieces by Max Bruch, Robert Schumann, Mozart and the 19th Century Belgian composer Guillaume Lekeu.  Violist Miles Hoffman, Artistic Director of the American Chamber Players, will be the guest artist for this concert.  “Bright Virtuosi” will close the Regular Season April 22-23 with virtuosic works by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Carl Maria von Weber and the 20th Century Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály.

Performances take place Monday’s in NW OKC at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 6400 N. Penn Ave. and  on Tuesday’s in downtown OKC at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 NW 7th Street.  Admission for regular concerts is $10 per adult; students and Season Members are free of charge. Memberships are available.

The Spring Festival – Schubert and Friends – will follow in May.  Its highlight will be the world premiere of a new chamber music work by contemporary American composer Christopher Theofanidis, a work jointly commissioned by Brightmusic and Chamber Music Northwest of Portland, Oregon.  Chamber Music Northwest’s Artistic Director, David Shifrin, will make a return appearance on the Brightmusic stage for the premiere of this new work.  The heart of the Festival will be the works of the beloved Romantic composer Franz Schubert.

Location, dates and times for Spring Festival will be announced soon.

Brightmusic is in its tenth season of bringing great chamber music to Oklahoma City audiences. For information, visit