Performance Oklahoma presents the second of two concerts offered by the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma on Tuesday, March 19th at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral. Celebrating their tenth anniversary year, the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble offers a rich variety of chamber music in performance for Oklahoma City audiences. Artistic Directors Chad Burrow and Amy I-Ling Cheng lead an ensemble of musicians for five concert programs each season, each performed in two to three venues and will offer their second Spring Festival entitled Schubert and Friends in April. In this fourth program of the season the Society was joined by special guest violist Miles Hoffman and presented a program entitled "Bright Tales" featuring the “Kegelstatt” Trio in E-flat Major, K.498 for Clarinet, Viola and Piano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Romance for Viola and Piano, Op 85 by Max Bruch, Robert Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) Op 132 for Clarinet, Viola and Piano and the Quartet for Piano and Strings by Guillaume Lekeu.
Miles Hoffman, a celebrated viola soloist and chamber musician is also the Artistic Director of the American Chamber Players who regularly tour throughout the US and Canada, an outgrowth of his nine years as director of the Library of Congress Summer Chamber Festival. Miles serves as an Associate Professor of Viola at Converse College. Miles is also known to millions of NPR listeners as a classical music commentator: his segment Coming to Terms heard weekly on Performance Today from 1989-2002 and currently as a regular contributor to Morning Edition. He is also the author of The NPR Classical Music Companion, now in its tenth printing. The program also features terrific commentary from Miles about joining the Society as a guest artist, the works on this program and the art of presenting classical music to radio and live audiences.