On Jan. 21-22, 2013, Oklahoma City’s own Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present two performances of the third concert of its Tenth Anniversary Season, “Bright Mozart.” This program features the return appearance of guest artist Craig Goodman, Professor of Chamber Music at the National Conservatory in Strasbourg, France – not only as a flutist, but this time also as a composer. In addition to performing the world premiere of Mr. Goodman’s new work, Brightmusic will perform three Mozart works and one by the 19th Century French composer César Franck.
The works on the program are: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Flute Quartet No. 3 in C Major, K.285; Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Flute and Piano; Mr. Goodwin’s new work, “Off the Beaten Bath;” Mozart’s “Magic Flute Fantasy,” arranged by the contemporary American arranger/composer Michael Webster; and Mozart’s Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K.285.
Five Brightmusic musicians will appear with Mr. Goodman on this concert: Gregory Lee (violin), Mark Neumann (viola), Jonathan Ruck (cello), Chad Burrow (clarinet) and Amy I-Lin Cheng (piano).
Guest Artist/Composer and Brightmusic Musicians Appearing
Guest Artist/Composer: Craig Goodman, concert flutist, composer and Professor of Chamber Music and Coordinator of the Chamber Music Department at the National Conservatory in Strasbourg, France. Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Thy Chamber Music Festival in Denmark; Artistic Director of Rencontres Musicales de Genève in Switzerland.
Violin: Dr. Gregory Lee, Associate Professor of Violin, University of Oklahoma; Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. Gregory regularly performs with the OU faculty ensembles Holmberg String Quartet and Oklahoma Chamber Players.
Viola: Dr. Mark Neumann, Associate Professor of Viola, University of Oklahoma; violist with the OKC Philharmonic Orchestra. Mark regularly performs with the OU faculty ensembles Holmberg String Quartet and Oklahoma Chamber Players.
Cello: Dr. Jonathan Ruck, Assistant Professor of Cello, University of Oklahoma; Principal Cellist with the OKC Philharmonic Orchestra. Jon regularly performs with the OU faculty ensembles Holmberg String Quartet and Oklahoma Chamber Players.
Clarinet: Chad Burrow, Assistant Professor of Clarinet, University of Michigan; former Principal Clarinetist, OKC Philharmonic Orchestra. Chad is the clarinetist in the clarinet-piano ensemble Duo Clarion and the violin-clarinet-piano ensemble Trio Solari.
Piano: Dr. Amy I-Lin Cheng, concert pianist; Lecturer of Piano at the University of Michigan; faculty member at the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts. Amy is the pianist in the clarinet-piano ensemble Duo Clarion and the violin-clarinet-piano ensemble Trio Solari. Co-Artistic Director of Brightmusic.
The first performance will take place Monday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in northwest OKC at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 6400 N. Pennsylvania Ave. and the second with be on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown OKC at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 N.W. 7 St. Admission is $10 per adult; students and Season Members are free of charge. A reception with the musicians will follow each performance.
For more information, press may contact David Johnson at 216-5595.