Brightmusic announces 2018-19 concert season

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Now in its 16th year as Oklahoma City’s premier chamber music ensemble, the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma has announced their 2018-19 concert season.

Artistic Directors Chad Burrow and Amy I-Lin Cheng have planned an engaging season featuring old masters with a few contemporaries thrown in for good measure. 

Two exciting guest artists will take the stage with the Ensemble this season. Violist Miles Hoffman and violinist Aaron Berofsky. 

Concert 1: Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m. Voilà: Viola will feature works spanning three centuries and featuring Miles Hoffman on viola in a trio by Lowell Liebermann, short pieces for clarinet, viola and piano by Max Bruch and Mozart’s String Quintet in G minor for two violins, two violas and cello. Six Brightmusic Ensemble members will join Mr. Hoffman in the season premiere.

Concert 2: October 30, 7:30 p.m. Beethoven’s Vienna celebrates the music that took the Austrian capital by storm in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This concert features work from each of Beethoven’s three compositional periods, illustrating the evolution of one of history’s most influential composers. In performance with the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will be renowned violinist Aaron Berofsky in the early-period “Spring” Sonata, the middle-period “Ghost” trio and a set of late variations.

Concert 3: Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. Russian Romantics presents a pair of works by late Russian romantics Sergei Rachmaninoff, considered by many to be the greatest pianist of the 20th century, and Sergei Taneyev, Rachmaninoff’s teacher of counterpoint at the Moscow Conservatory. Seven ensemble musicians will present Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for cello and piano and a lush and lively piano quintet by Taneyev.

Concert 4: March 19, 7:30 p.m. Reeds A-Plenty presents an evening of six works for winds and piano. Six musicians will perform a wide-ranging mix of compositions from the late 18th- through mid-20th centuries by a diverse group of mostly-French composers, along with a Czech and a Russian.

Concert 5: April 16, 7:30 p.m. Mozart: From Salzburg to Vienna wraps up the regular season with the works of the prodigy from Salzburg, including perhaps his best-known and best-loved work, “Eine kleine Nachtmusik (“A Little Night Music). Join us for this enchanting all-Mozart evening.

And last, the Summer Chamber Music Festival VIII will be June 2019. Program, venue(s) and dates to be announced later in the season.

Season passes for all five Regular-Season concerts, and all the concerts of the Summer Chamber Music Festival are available for $100/person, That comes to only $11.11 per concert.

Single concert admission tickets available at the door, $20 each. Children are free, as are students and active-duty military personnel, with ID.

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Copyright The Gayly. 9/11/2018 @ 12:08 p.m. CST.