2019 Chamber Music Festival

2019 Chamber Music Festival

October 8th, 2018


The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce its second concert series in February 2019 — The McKnight Chamber Music Festival — TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!


February 25 - March 3, 2019
Performances in Stillwater, Tulsa, Oklahoma City & Dallas


Registration is required for the March 2 Free Community Concert. Tickets are required for the four Soirées. Please see below for ticket options and registration information. If you have questions, please contact Cristy Racy at events@osugiving.com or 405-385-5655.


In anticipation of its October 2019 opening, the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts presents its second Chamber Music Festival, featuring a series of intimate soirée performances, a youth concert for area students, masterclasses for OSU student musicians, and a free community concert. Internationally known pianist Anne-Marie McDermott returns as Artistic Director, along with the famed St. Lawrence Quartet—Geoff Nuttall, violin; Owen Dalby, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello—and renowned musicians Alexander Kerr, violin, and Tara Helen O’Conner, flute. Don’t miss your chance to experience these world-class musicians in a series of never-to-be-repeated performances.

Soirées

Join us in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Stillwater and Dallas for a series of intimate soirée performances. Each evening begins with a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception. Following a private concert performed by world-renowned artists, guests enjoy a sumptuous catered dinner. Tickets required.

Free Community Concert

Join us Saturday March 2 at the Seretean Center on campus at OSU for a free community concert. The evening’s programs feature Beethoven, Mozart, and more—to be announced! Registration required.


Scheduled Events

Monday, February 25 | 6:00 PM

Sponsors-Only Welcome Reception with Anne-Marie McDermott
the McKnight Center


Tuesday, February 26 | 6:00 PM

Tulsa Soirée - Papa Haydn
Home of Stephanie & Jack Allen

Haydn Piano Sonata in G major, Hob: XVI: 40

  • Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Weber Flute Trio in G minor, Op. 63, J. 259

  • Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
  • Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
  • Alexander Kerr, violin

Haydn Piano Sonata in G major, Hob: XVI: 40

  • St. Lawrence String Quartet
    • Geoff Nuttall, violin
    • Owen Dalby, violin
    • Lesley Robertson, viola
    • Christopher Costanza, cello

Wednesday, February 27 | 12:30 PM

Youth Concert
OSU Seretean Center


Thursday, February 28 | 6:00 PM

Oklahoma City Soirée - Folk Influences
CHK Central Boathouse

Prokofiev Flute Sonata in D major, Op. 94

  • Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
  • Tara Helen O'Connor, flute

Dvorak Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 87

  • Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
  • Alexander Kerr, violin
  • Lesley Robertson, viola
  • Christopher Costanza, cello

Friday, March 1 | 6:00 PM

Stillwater Soirée - Americana
Home of Amy & Brett Jameson

Gershwin/Heifetz
Summertime
A Woman is a Sometimes Thin
It Ain't Necessarily So

  • Alexander Kerr, violin
  • Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Weber Flute Trio in G minor, Op. 63, J. 259

  • Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
  • Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
  • Alexander Kerr, violin

Ian Clarke
Zoomtube
The Great Train Race

  • Tara Helen O'Connor, flute

Amy Beach Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67

  • Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet
    • Geoff Nuttall, violin
    • Owen Dalby, violin
    • Lesley Robertson, viola
    • Christopher Costanza, cello

Saturday, March 2 | 7:30 PM

Stillwater Community Concert - Just Great Music!
OSU Seretean Center

Mozart Flute Quartet No. 4 in A major, K. 298

  • Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
  • Geoff Nuttall, violin
  • Lesley Robertson, viola
  • Christopher Costanza, cello

Beethoven Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135

  • St. Lawrence String Quartet
    • Geoff Nuttall, violin
    • Owen Dalby, violin
    • Lesley Robertson, viola
    • Christopher Costanza, cello

INTERMISSION

Chausson Concert for Violin, Piano & String Quartet in D major, Op. 21

  • Alexander Kerr, violin
  • Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet
    • Geoff Nuttall, violin
    • Owen Dalby, violin
    • Lesley Robertson, viola
    • Christopher Costanza, cello

Sunday, March 3 | 6:00 PM

Dallas Soirée
Home of Monica & Joe Eastin

Bach English Suite No. 2 in A minor

  • Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Beethoven Violin/Piano Sonata, Op. 30, No. 2 in C minor

  • Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
  • Alexander Kerr, violin

Musicians

Anne-Marie McDermott, artistic director and pianist

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Alexander Kerr, violin

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Tara Helen O’Conner, flute

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Members of the famed St. Lawrence Quartet

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Geoff Nuttall, violin

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Owen Dalby, violin

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Lesley Robertson, viola

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Christopher Costanza, cello

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Sponsors

Festival:

Susan & A.J. Jacques


Presenting:

Nancy Payne Ellis

Helen Hodges

OSU President's Office / OSU Foundation


Virtuoso:

Terri & Brett Carver

Cathey & Don Humphreys

InterWorks Inc

Amy & Brett Jameson

Brandi & Mark Waits


Principal:

Rodette & Rick Green

Lynn Hughes


Player:

Patty & Steve Armbruster

Roberta & Bill Armstrong

Andrea & George Arquitt

Judi Baker

Peggy & Del Boyles

Mary & Jerry Burson

Ann & Tracy Caine

Caroline Crain

Deb & Dave Engle

Diane & Bob Graalman

Ann & Jim Halligan

Jim Horn

Pat & Bob Knaub

Nigel Jones

Pam & Joe Martin

Julia & Steve Moomau

Carolyn Gang & Edward Noltensmeyer

Carol & Tom Stewart

Chuck & Lana Van Cleave

Rosemary & Stuart Van Orden


Interested in being a sponsor?

Chamber Music Festival sponsors enjoy a private reception with Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott and other benefits. For sponsorship information, please download the sponsorship brochure or contact Deb Engle at dengle@osugiving.com or 405-385-5600.