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Brightmusic’s Jeannette Sias Memorial Concert highlights Chamber Music Reconstructed, Joel Levine to conduct

Darla Shelden Story by on September 26, 2016 . Click on author name to view all articles by this author. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Brightmusic continues its 2016 season on Tuesday, October 18 with a “Chamber Music Reconstructed” concert featuring Maestro Joel Levine. Photo provided.

Brightmusic continues its 2016 season on Tuesday, October 18 with a “Chamber Music Reconstructed” concert featuring Maestro Joel Levine. Photo provided.

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Brightmusic continues its 2016 season on Tuesday, October 18 with a “Chamber Music Reconstructed” concert featuring Maestro Joel Levine. The performance unfolds at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral (127 N.W. 7th Street). Admission is $20 – free for students and active-duty military with I.D.

Featured at this gala evening will be the “En Saga” Septet by Jean Sibelius, a Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Finnish composer. This work is reconstructed by Gregory Barrett (for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute & Clarinet).

Also part of the evening will be Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, as arranged Rene Orth (for Clarinet, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Bassoon, Horn & Percussion). Nielson was a Danish composer of the last century.

Adding to the delightful evening of grand music will be Serenade No. 1 in D Major by Johannes Brahms (Opus 11) – the Nineteenth Century German Romantic composer. This work has been reconstructed by Alan Boustead (for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, 2 Clarinets, Bassoon & Horn).

Maestro Levine is the music director and conductor for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. Working will him for the memorial concern honoring Mrs. Sias, one of the most generous arts benefactors of the last half-century in Oklahoma, will be Gregory Lee (violin), Katrin Stamtis (violin), Mark Neumann (viola), Meredith Blecha-Wells (cello), George Speed (double bass), Parthena Owens (flute), Joshua Anderson (clarinet), Rodney Ackmann (bassoon), Kate Pritchett (horn) and David Steffens (percussion).

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