Stillwater Chamber News

Feb 23, 2018

Tickets now on sale for the McKnight Center Inaugural Chamber Music Festival

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, “Gypsy Rondo” Antoni?n Dvor?a?k 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

Antoni?n Dvor?a?k Piano Quintet No. 2 in A-major, Op. 81