Brightmusic presents Music of War and Remembrance

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble brings great chamber music to OKC music lovers at a reasonable cost.

Oklahoma City’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present two performances of the fourth concert of its 2014-15 season, “Music of War and Remembrance,” featuring Paul Schoenfield’s klezmer-style setting of stories by wartime journalist Moshe Prager. The Polish-Israeli journalist wrote about the courageous Holocaust experience of the European Jewish Community in Sparks of Glory. Schoenfield’s 1995 work by the same name commemorated the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII. Special guest Pamela Richman, of the University of Central Oklahoma music faculty, will narrate the work.

The works on the program are: 1) Stravinsky, L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) (violin, clarinet & piano); 2) Elgar, Piano Quintet in A minor (2 violins, viola, cello & piano); and 3) Schoenfield, Sparks of Glory (violin, cello, clarinet, piano & narrator).

Brightmusic musicians appearing at this concert include Gregory Lee and Hal Grossman (violin), Mark Neumann (viola), Jonathan Ruck (cello), Chad Burrow (clarinet), and Amy I-Lin Cheng (piano).

The performances will take place at 7:30pm Monday, March 16, at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 6400 N Pennsylvania Avenue (at 63rd Street) and at 7:30pm Tuesday, March 17, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW 7th Street (at Robinson). Individual concert admission is $15/person (students are free with ID). More information about the concert is available on Brightmusic’s website at

The Gayly – March 8, 2015 @ 11:40am.