Celebrating their tenth anniversary year, the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma offers a rich variety of chamber music in performance for Oklahoma City audiences. Artistic Directors Chad Burrow and Amy I-Ling Cheng lead an ensemble of musicians for five concerts and will offer their second Spring Festival entitled Schubert and Friends in April. Programming features a diverse repertoire from audience favorites of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, to the most innovative and creative works of today including commissioned pieces by living composers, adding to the repertoire of modern chamber music. The second concert, “Bright Strings,” was offered on November 4th, 5th and 6th, and featured the Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op 1, No. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven, the Piano Quintet in f-sharp minor by Reynaldo Hahn and the Trio for Piano and Strings in c minor, Op 101 by Johannes Brahms.
And from an upcoming program on Performance Oklahoma featuring the recital presented by pianist Barry Snyder at the University of Central Oklahoma on Thursday, October 4th we'll hear a preview. The program, entitled Impressionism and Imagination included a survey of short works for the piano by Claude Debussy, acknowledging the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth this past August. Mr. Snyder plays Le vent dans la plaine, La danse de Puck and Les collines d'Anacapri from the Preludes, Book I, pour les degrés chromatiques and pour les Arpeges composes from the Etudes, Book II and La soirée dans Grenade from Estampes. Tune in Wednesday, November 21st at 8:00pm!