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Press release

Do not miss this weeklong Chamber Music Festival which includes a variety of private and public concerts


STILLWATER, Oklahoma, January 12, 2018 — Tickets are now on sale at for the Oklahoma debut performances that will culminate into The McKnight Center Chamber Music Festival April 10 through April 14, 2018. Featuring a variety of world-renowned talented chamber musicians, this inaugural festival will educate, inspire, and entertain music lovers of all ages.


This residency includes three intimate ticketed soiree performances with unique programs in Stillwater, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City; masterclasses for OSU students that are free and open to the public, a music-education concert for area elementary students, and our gift to the Stillwater community - a free concert on April 14 at 7:30pm as the finale to the Festival. Each of the three soiree performances include a pre-concert reception and post-concert dinner.


Famed concert pianist and chamber musician Anne-Marie McDermott is the Festival’s artistic director and is responsible for recruiting each of the musicians and programming the music highlighted throughout the week. Many of these highly talented artists have performed on world-renowned stages such as the Dallas Symphony, the Zurich Opera, Santa Fe Opera, the MET, Curtis Institute of Music, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.


McDermott’s career spans more than 25 years as a soloist and collaborator. With over 50 concerti in her repertoire, Ms. McDermott has performed with many leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico among many others. She is also a member of the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center.

In addition to Anne-Marie McDermott, artists for the Chamber Music Festival include: Alex Kerr - violin, concertmaster of Dallas Symphony

Amy Schwartz Moretti – violin, former concertmaster of Oregon Symphony, head of Strings at McDuffie School for Strings

Roberto Diaz – viola, former Principal Viola of Philadelphia Orchestra and current President of Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia

Christopher Costanza – cello, St. Lawrence String Quartet

Todd Levy – clarinet, Principal Clarinet of Milwaukee Symphony and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra Susanna Phillips – soprano, Metropolitan Opera Singer

Bruce Adolphe – composer, musicologist and educator, member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

For more information about each of the artists participating in the Chamber Music Festival, please visit our website




Tickets and registration for the Free Community Concert available at


Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6PM

The Soul of Gypsy – Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Road, Tulsa Joseph Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G-major, Hob. XV:25, “GypsyRondo” Antonín Dvořák Gypsy Songs, Op. 55

Carl Maria von Weber Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B-flat major, Op. 34


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10AM

My What Big Ears You Have! Youth Concert – Seretean Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Hosted by Bruce Adolphe


Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6PM

Amadeus – Gaillardia Country Club, 5300 Gaillardia Blvd, Oklahoma City

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart String Duo No. 1 in G-major for Violin and Viola, K. 423

Francis Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in B-flat major, Op. 184

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet No. 1 in G-minor, K.478


Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6PM

A Viennese Evening – Willard Hall, Whitehurst Lane, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Erik Leidzen Kreisler String Quartet Arrangements

Franz Schubert “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen” (“The Shepherd on the Rock”) D.965

Ludwig van Beethoven Clarinet Trio in B-flat major, Opus 11

Alfred Gruenfeld Soiree de Vienne


Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30PM

Just Great Music! Free Community Concert – Seretean Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater George Frideric Handel/Johann Halvorsen Passacaglia in G-Minor for Violin and Viola

Bruce Adolphe Out of the Air, Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello (2016)

George Gershwin arr. by Rick Walters

Antonín Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A-major, Op. 81


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The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts will be a statement of artistic talent worth sharing and a cultural destination attracting artists and performing art lovers from around the world. The McKnight Center is an expression of Oklahoma State

University’s commitment to the arts to serve generations of students, performers and audience members alike. By helping us advance this project, The McKnight Center will also become a long-lasting expression of you — a reflection of your belief that art on the Oklahoma State University campus, in this community and in our world, is valuable and worth supporting.


The McKnight Foundation exists to manage and operate The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Construction of The McKnight Center has begun and is scheduled to be completed in 2019. The McKnight Foundationisgovernedbyaseven-memberboardoftrusteesandanexecutivedirector.Thefoundationwillbeengagedfortheoperation and programming of The McKnight Center. An aggressive fundraising campaign is underway to supplement construction costs and complete the innovative programmingendowment.


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, Oklahoma State has graduated more than 260,000 students who have been serving Oklahoma and the world for 125 years.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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