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Brightmusic performs ‘Quintets, Sextets … and Queen’

Brightmusic presents: Quintets, Sextets and Queen
Brightmusic presents: Quintets, Sextets and Queen

Staff Report

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble presents its final regular season concert of the season, a whirlwind of Winds, in “Quintets, Sextets & Queen,” at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The Winds of the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present Anton Reicha’s Wind Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 88, No. 2 (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn), Leoš Janáček’s Mládi (“Youth’) for Wind Sextet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon and horn), and Ludwig Thuille’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet (piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn).

The evening will end with a delightful blend of classical and rock in Carl Rath’s arrangement of classic tunes from the iconic British rock band, Queen, in “Queen Fantasy” for Wind Quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn).

Footnotes:  Anton Reicha (1770-1836) was a life-long friend of Beethoven, and Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907) was an Austrian composer who was a life-long friend of Richard Strauss.  Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) was considered one of the most important Czech composers.

Brightmusic musicians appearing will be Parthena Owens (flute), Lisa Harvey-Reed (oboe), Chad Burrow (clarinet), Daniel Gilbert (clarinet), Carl Rath (bassoon), Kate Pritchett (horn) and Samuel Magrill (piano).

The concert will be at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 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.

In addition, anyone who has been the subject of recent layoffs due to the economic downturn that have affected their ability to pay the regular admission charge is welcome to attend as our guest.  At the check-in desk in the lobby, simply identify yourself as a guest of the musicians and no further questions will be asked.

More about each of the Brightmusic performers:

Parthena Owens is Flute
 Associate Instructor of Flute at Oklahoma City University; flutist with the OKC and Norman Philharmonic Orchestras.  Parthena regularly performs with the Lyric Theatre Orchestra and the chamber music ensemble “Go For Baroque.”  BM, Oklahoma City University; MM, Northwestern University.

Lisa Harvey-Reed is Instructor of Oboe at Oklahoma City University; Principal Oboist of the OKC, Lawton and Norman Philharmonic Orchestras.  Lisa also performs with the West Winds Chamber Players.  BM, Indiana University; MM, University of Oklahoma.  Lisa is a member of the Board of Directors of Brightmusic.

Chad Burrow is Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Michigan; former Principal Clarinetist with the OKC Philharmonic.  Chad is the clarinetist in the clarinet-piano ensemble Duo Clarion and the violin-clarinet-piano ensemble Trio Solari. BM, Northwestern University; MM, Yale University.  Chad is the Co-Artistic Director and a member of the Board of Directors of Brightmusic.

Daniel Gilbert is Associate Professor of Clarinet, University of Michigan; former Second Clarinet in the Cleveland Orchestra; BA, Yale University, MM and Professional Studies Certificate from The Juilliard School.

Carl Rath (Bassoon
 Emeritus), who arranged the ‘Queen’ presentation, is Professor of Bassoon at the University of Oklahoma; currently Professor of Bassoon at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin; former Principal  Bassoonist of the OKC Philharmonic Orchestra.  BM, Lawrence University; MM, University of Denver.

Dr. Kate Pritchett is Associate Professor of Horn at Oklahoma City University; Principal Hornist, OKC and Lawton Philharmonic Orchestras.  Kate regularly performs with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and the Richardson Symphony Orchestra.  BM, University of Northern Colorado; MM and DMA, University of North Texas.

Dr. Samuel Magrill is Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at UCO, where he has taught music theory and composition since 1988. Dr. Magrill is an active pianist and accompanist, performing in faculty and student recitals at UCO and other schools in the region. He is the composer of over 100 compositions for solo piano, chamber ensemble and various other instruments and has received numerous compositions awards. His works have been performed throughout the United States and abroad.

Sponsors for Brightmusic include Oklahoma Arts Council, Richard L. Sias, Ad Astra Foundation, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Oklahomans for the Arts, Allied Arts, and Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

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