Chamber Music Series

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

The Cumberland Piano Trio began as an outgrowth of the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association’s “Isotone” Chamber concerts. The group’s cellist is Dan Allcott, an accomplished cellist and Music Director of the Oak Ridge Symphony. Violinist Susan Lang Eddlemon is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City where she was the first woman violinist to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Julliard. A native of Osaka, Japan, pianist Emi Kagawa, is a soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, and Japan. The ensemble will perform music by Dmitri Shostakovich, David Baker and Antonín Dvořák.

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.