"Piano & Friends": Brightmusic hosts Jeannette Sias Memorial Concert
On Tuesday, January 19, in Oklahoma City, guest pianist Tanya Bannister will join Brightmusic musicians in Concert 3 of its 2015-16 season, which promises to be a tour-de-force performance of works for piano, strings and clarinet.
Bannister is an acclaimed concert pianist, recording artist and co-founder and artistic director of the annual AlpenKammerMusik chamber music festival in Austria. The Washington Post praised her for playing “. . . with intelligence, poetry and proportion.”
Winner of multiple international piano competitions, Bannister has performed with leading orchestras here and abroad. She holds degrees from the Royal Academy of Music in London, Yale University and New York’s Mannes School of Music.
The program includes one of the best-known works of Robert Muczynski, his Fantasy Trio, (Op. 26) for piano, clarinet and cello; Johannes Brahms’ Trio in A minor (Op. 114), his masterpiece for piano, clarinet and cello; a work for solo piano by Frédéric Chopin, the Ballade No. 4 in F minor (Op. 52) and Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor (Op. 15) for piano, violin, viola and cello.
Brightmusic’s Concert 3, The Jeanette Sias Memorial Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW 7th Street (at Robinson), in downtown Oklahoma City. Individual concert admission is $20 per ticket. Students and active-duty military personnel are admitted free with ID.
“Piano & Friends” additional musician information: Dr. Gregory Lee, Violin - Associate Professor of Music (violin), University of Oklahoma; Concertmaster of the OKC Philharmonic Orchestra. BM, The Juilliard School; MM and DMA, University of Michigan. Lee is a member of the Board of Directors of Brightmusic. Visit www.gregorylee.org.
Dr. Mark Neumann, Viola - Associate Professor of Music (viola), University of Oklahoma; violist with the OKC Philharmonic Orchestra. BM and MM, University of Victoria; Advanced Certificate and DMA, The Juilliard School.
Dr. Jonathan Ruck, Cello - Associate Professor of Music (cello), University of Oklahoma; Principal Cellist with the OKC Philharmonic Orchestra. BM, MM and DMA, Indiana University. Jon is an emeritus director of the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma.
Chad Burrow, Clarinet - Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Michigan; former Principal Clarinetist with the OKC Philharmonic. Chad is the clarinetist in the clarinet-piano ensemble Duo Clarion and the violin-clarinet-piano ensemble Trio Solari. BM, Northwestern University; MM, Yale University. Chad is the Co-Artistic Director and a member of the Board of Directors of Brightmusic. Visit www.chadburrow.com.
The Gayly - 1/13/2016 @ 12:56 p.m. CST