Posted by Kimberly Powell on 05/25/2015

Performance Oklahoma





Marking their 12th anniversary season the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma presented their fifth series of concerts on Monday, April 20th at All Soul’s Episcopal Church and Tuesday, April 21st at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City.  Featuring pianist Stephen Beus and three quartets for piano and strings, the program opens with Mozart’s Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 2 in E-flat Major, K493, the work among the first written in the genre.  The Piano Quartet in a minor, Op 67 of Joaquin Turina, completed in 1931, is suffused with the characteristic grace of Spanish folk music.  Rounding out the program, is the Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 3 in c minor, Op 60 of Johannes Brahms, which began as the composer's first work in the genre in 1855 but was extensively revised some 20 years later; the piece emblematic of the anguished and troubled music of his youth and his later mature instrumental style.  Offered as the final program of the regular season by the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble, the concert was also dedicated to the memory of Mae Ruth Swanson and her years at the helm of the Civic Music Association.  


Performance Oklahoma is heard each week on Wednesday evening at 8pm and Saturday morning at 8am on Classical KUCO and Saturday evening at 8pm on Classical KWTU



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