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Brightmusic performance set for March 15 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral

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The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble of Oklahoma City performs “Three Colorful Trios” Tuesday (March 15) at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, N.W. 7 and Robinson downtown. For more information, visit brightmusic.org. Photo Provided

The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble of Oklahoma City performs “Three Colorful Trios” Tuesday (March 15) at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, N.W. 7 and Robinson downtown. For more information, visit brightmusic.org. Photo Provided

Staff Report

OKLAHOMA CITY –March 15, 2016, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble presents a trio of trios in “Three Colorful Trios” will be presented March 15 at St. Paul’s Cathedral — N.W. 7th and Robinson downtown – in this month’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble.

BREAKING NEWS concerning the concert: Erin Yeaman will substitute for Meredith Blecha-Wells, previously reported as a member of the evening’s ensemble, on cello.

Others performing for this brilliant presentation of chamber music will be Brightmusic musicians Hal Grossman (violin), Jonathan Ruck (cello), Chad Burrow (clarinet) and Amy I-Lin Cheng (piano).

The evening starts on a light and airy note with Emil Hartmann’s enchantingly romantic “Serenade for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A Major, Op. 24. Hartmann (1836-1898 was a Nineteenth Century Danish composer.

The concert continues with Aaron Jay Kernis’ colorful “Trio in Red for Cello, Clarinet and Piano.” Kernis, born in 1960, is a contemporary American composer.

The performance will conclude with Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 for Piano, Violin and Cello, which was Brahms’ first “official” chamber work that underwent extensive revision some 35 years later.  It is that version that is most often heard and will be performed at this concert.

Brahms (1833-1897), a German, is acclaimed as one of the greatest composer of the Nineteenth Century.

The concert will be at 7:30 pm on Tuesday (that’s March 15) at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW 7th Street (at Robinson).  Individual concert admission is $20 per ticket.  Students and active-duty military personnel are admitted free with ID.

More information about this concert is available on Brightmusic’s website at www.brightmusic.org.

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