This is the first season in which each Brightmusic concert will give two performances. The Monday night concerts will be played at Casady School in northwest Oklahoma City, and the Tuesday night concerts will be given at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral downtown.
Highlights of the season will include the opening night concert, "Clarinet Serenade," September 20-21, showcasing America's foremost classical clarinetist, David Shifrin of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Yale Music School.
On March 7-8, 2011 two other spectacular guest artists will join Brightmusic – the husband-wife piano team of Ning An and Gloria Chien, who will perform works by Schubert, Brahms and Schumann in a concert entitled "German Romanticism."
The final concert of the season, "Americana" on May 9-10, 2011 will offer the world premieres of two Brightmusic commissions, a quartet for trumpet and strings by Rob Deemer and an American folk song medley by Kris Maloy. Mr. Deemer is a former faculty member at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University, and Mr. Maloy, a current OCU music school faculty member.
That patriotic concert will include a repeat performance of Edward Knight's composition "Beneath a Cinnamon Moon," a 2007 Brightmusic commission honoring the Oklahoma Centennial.
Brightmusic's November 1-2 concerts are built around Schubert's famous "Trout Quintet;" the January 24-25 concerts, entitled "Sounds from Vienna," feature works by Beethoven, Mozart, Schoenberg and Strauss II; and the April 11-12 concerts, "A Soldier's Tale," are built around Stravinsky's work by the same name for strings, winds and percussion.
Each Brightmusic concert seeks to achieve the highest quality level of excellence by the finest professional musicians in central Oklahoma.
Each Brightmusic concert is free of charge to all who wish to attend, although contributions at the door are appreciated.
For more information about the 2010-2011 Season, visit www.brightmusic.org. Season sponsors are Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Oklahoma Arts Council.