All concerts will be held at Pollard Auditorium on the campus of Oak Ridge Associated Universities, except for the Edgar Meyer concert, which will be held in the ORHS Performing Arts Center, and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet concert, which will be held in the auditorium of the Y-12 New Hope Center Auditorium on Scarboro Road.
The Oak Ridge Chamber Music Series has a reputation for bringing world-class string quartets, piano trios, and wind groups to East Tennessee.
You may subscribe to the Chamber Music Series 2013-2014 season by following the link below.
|Sat., Oct. 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m.||Edgar Meyer, Double bassist and composer ORHS Performing Arts Center - Tickets: $35/person|
In demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has carved out a niche in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument,” Meyer has demonstrated unparalleled technique and musicianship, which, combined in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience. He received a Grammy award in 2001 for the album he created with Yo-Yo Ma and Mark O’Connor, and his uniqueness was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002.
Raised in Oak Ridge, Meyer began studying bass at the age of five under his father and later Stuart Sankey. He was a piano student of Becky Ball. In 1994 he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and in 2000 became the only bassist to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. Currently, he is Visiting Professor of Double Bass at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
|Sat., Nov. 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.|
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Y-12 New Hope Center Auditorium
|The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre, mastering the classics and exploring a wide range of world and Latin music, as evidenced by the Grammy-nominated CD LAGQ Latin. The musicians, who consistently play to sold-out houses worldwide, bring a new energy to the concert stage in programs ranging from bluegrass to Bach. They won a Grammy Award in 2005 with the album Guitar Heroes.
|Sat., Feb. 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m.||Cumberland Piano Trio Pollard Auditorium|
|The Cumberland Piano Trio (violinist Susan Eddlemon, pianist Emi Kagawa and cellist and ORSO Maestro Dan Allcott) join percussionist Scott Eddlemon in the world premiere of a work by Canadian composer Janet Danielson based on “The Book of the Cosmos” by University of British Columbia Professor Dennis Danielson, a popular lecturer on science. The New York Sun describes pianist Kagawa as “...an artist both interesting and bold... [who] quite literally throws herself into her performances... [creating] truly exciting music.” The concert will also include Beethoven’s Piano Trio no. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 97 (the “Archduke” Trio).|
|Sat., Mar. 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m.||Doric String Quartet Pollard Auditorium|
|Described by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest young string quartets,” whose members are “musicians with fascinating things to say,” the Doric String Quartet has received glowing responses from audiences and critics worldwide. In collaboration with the Tuesday Morning Musical Club and Cello LEAP Studio, this group returns to Oak Ridge after a very popular concert in January 2012.|
Sun., May 11, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
|POSTPONED - Eugenia Zukerman, Flutist Pollard Auditorium|
|In demand from New York to China as an orchestral soloist, chamber musician and recitalist, flutist Eugenia Zukerman has been praised by The New York Times for her performances — “Her musicianship is consummate, her taste immaculate and her stage presence a sheer pleasure.” She has enjoyed musical collaborations with Emmanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, and fellow flutists Jean-Pierre Rampal and James Galway. A true Renaissance woman, Zukerman has achieved distinction working as an arts administrator, author, educator, Internet entrepreneur, and journalist while maintaining an international concert calendar with more than 30 performances annually.|