Wed May 7, 2014
The Fine Arts Quartet on Performance Oklahoma
Described by the Washington Post as "one of the gold-plated names in chamber music," the Fine Arts Quartet ranks among the most distinguished ensembles of our time, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy. Founded in Chicago in 1946 and based at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1963, the Quartet has recorded and toured internationally for over half a century. Presented by Chamber Music in Oklahoma on Sunday, April 6th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City, the ensemble offered the String Quartet in F Major, Op 74, No. 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn, the Quartet in G Major, Op 153 by Camille Saint-Saens and the Quartet in e minor by Efrem Zimbalist. Cellist Robert Cohen speaks to the audience throughout this final concert of Chamber Music in Oklahoma's current season.
And to round out the hour, Performance Oklahoma offers a performance of Morning Star for Wind Symphony by David Maslanka excerpted from an upcoming program celebrating the guest residency of the composer at the University of Central Oklahoma this past March.
Tune in at 8 Saturday evening, May 10th at 8pm on Classical 88.7-1.