Tesla Quartet with Thomas Gallant, oboe

Chamber Concert

Pollard Auditorium

Each returning to Oak Ridge by popular demand, the Tesla Quartet and oboist Thomas Gallant join forces this year in a special collaboration featuring string quartet repertoire and works for oboe and strings.

Mark Kosower, cello & Jee-Won Oh, piano

Chamber Concert

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

Frequent guests at international chamber music festivals, Mark Kosower and Jee-Won Oh have collaborated extensively, appearing in concert together and recording together worldwide.  Recent season highlights include a tour of South Korea and Cambodia, and performances in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Ms. Oh also concertizes internationally as soloist and chamber musician.  Mr. Kosower is Principal Cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra and Teacher of Cello at the famed Cleveland Institute of Music. Find more information on Mr. Kosower’s cello residency in Oak Ridge at www.ORCMA.org.  

Cumberland Piano Trio

Chamber Concert

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

You won't want to miss the Cumberland Piano Trio on February 9, 2019, 7:30 PM, when they introduce the audience to beautiful and captivating carbon fiber string instruments supplied by Pulcir Music.  Come early for the pre-concert talk when guest ORNL carbon fiber scientist Dr. Amit Naskar joins the musicians on stage to talk about carbon fiber and its many applications.

Carbon Fiber Pairings is the youth-friendly, pre-concert dinner for the Cumberland Piano Trio concert on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Enjoy the delicious taco bar with non-alcoholic beverages and sweets by Birdwell Catering.  Adult, $20.  Free to Youth 18 & under.  You can sponsor a youth for $10.  RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 7TH at 483-5569 OR LISA@ORCMA.ORG.  Attendees will have the opportunity to touch and try carbon fiber string instruments, explore a dissected wooden cello and more. 5:30-6:45 PM at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

Big Galut(e) Klezmer Ensemble

Chamber Concert

Pollard Auditorium

Winner of the Simcha Prize at the 2017 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, Big Galut(e) has been described as ‘soulful and unselfconsciously poignant,’ ‘jubilant,’ ‘a real treat for open minds,’ and ‘a serious band with lousy American humor.’  The musicianship of clarinetist Robin Seletsky, violinist Sasha Margolis, lutist Michael Leopold, keyboardist and percussionist Mark Rubinstein, and double bassist Richard Sosinsky combine for a fascinating repertoire that includes Klezmer originals and new twists on old tunes; classical pieces by Mahler, Musorgsky, Brahms, Shostakovich, Salomone Rossi, and Kurt Weill; tangos from Buenos Aires and Broadway; comical songs; and much more.