Brightmusic presents Lands Near and Far

Brightmusic will present, “Lands Near and Far” this January. Photo provided.


On Tuesday, January 17, Oklahoma City’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present its third concert of the 2016-17 season, Lands Near and Far. The concert will feature the “stately, noble tone” (Tulsa World) of celebrated tenor Andrew Ranson.

Concert 3 includes works of four composers from “lands near and far,” from nationally renowned composer, Oklahoma’s own, Edward Knight, to Armenian/Russian composer Alexander Arutiunian. Works by English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams, and by Hungarian Béla Bartók, are also part of the program.

The works on the program are: Alexander Arutiunian, Suite for Clarinet, Violin & Piano; Ralph Vaughan Williams, On Wenlock Edge (for tenor, piano, 2 violins, viola & cello); Edward Knight, Curve of Gold (for tenor, clarinet & piano); and Béla Bartók, Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin & Piano.

Seven Brightmusic musicians will appear in this concert: Andrew Ranson, tenor; Gregory Lee and Katrin Stamatis, violins; Mark Neumann, viola; Meredith Blecha-Wells, cello; Chad Burrow, clarinet; and Amy I-Lin Cheng, piano.

Since 2003, the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma has brought exciting chamber music performances to Oklahoma City audiences. Artistic Directors Chad Burrow and Amy I-Lin Cheng lead a talented ensemble of musicians in five Regular-Season concerts and a multi-concert Spring Chamber Music Festival in June.

The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW 7th Street (at Robinson) in downtown Oklahoma City. Individual concert admission is $20 per ticket. Children, students and active-duty military personnel are admitted free with ID. In addition, anyone suffering financial hardship due to a layoff in the energy sector may attend free of charge by stating that they are “a guest of the musicians.”

More information about this concert is available on Brightmusic’s website at

Copyright 2017 The Gayly – January 13, 2017 @ 12:45 p.m.