Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble in Oklahoma to celebrate the music of Bach and Brahms

The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble is offering a four-concert package that will celebrate the music of Bach and Brahms
From Staff Reports Published: May 20, 2012
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The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will celebrate the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Johannes Brahms in a four-concert series at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 127 NW 7. The event kicks off with a 7:30 p.m. concert Saturday featuring Bach's “Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major” and the “Passacaglia and Fugue for Organ in C Minor,” along with Brahms' “Sextet for Strings No. 2 in G Major.”

The series continues at 4 p.m. May 27 with an all-Brahms program featuring the “Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major” for clarinet and piano, the “Sonata No. 3 in D Minor” for violin and piano, and the “Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor.”

Part three begins at 7:30 p.m. May 29 with Brahms' transcription of Bach's “Chaconne for the Left Hand,” Bach's “A Musical Offering” and Brahms' “Trio for Piano and Strings in C Major, Op. 87.” The finale, scheduled at 7:30 p.m. May 31, will feature Bach's “Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor,” the “Italian Concerto” and the “Toccata, Adagio and Fugue.” Rounding out the program is Brahms' “Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor.” A reception will follow the fourth concert.

Participants are violinists Gregory Lee and Hal Grossman, violists Royce McLarry and Mark Neumann, cellists Jonathan Ruck and Tomasz Zieba, flutist Parthena Owens, clarinetist Chad Burrow, pianist Amy I-Lin Cheng and organist Gerald Frank.

For more information, call 216-5595 or go to www.brightmusic.org.



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