Tickets Now on Sale for the McKnight Center Inaugural Chamber Music Festival

Famed concert pianist and chamber musician Anne-Marie McDermott is the Festival’s artistic director.

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

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”
    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

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
Foundation is governed by a seven-member board of trustees and an executive director. The foundation will be engaged for the operation
and programming of The McKnight Center. An aggressive fundraising campaign is underway to supplement construction costs and
complete the innovative programming endowment.

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.