All concerts will be held at Pollard Auditorium on the campus of Oak Ridge Associated Universities, except for the Christopher O'Riley & Matt Haimovitz concert, which will be held in the ORHS Performing Arts Center.
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 2014-2015 season by following the link below.
|Sun., Oct. 19, 20143|
Christopher O'Riley & Matt Haimovitz
ORHS Performing Arts Center - Tickets: $35/person
The Chamber Series opens its season with the versitile pianist Christopher O'Riley, well-known for his NPR show From the Top, teaming with cellist Matt Haimovitz. In Shuffle, Play, Listen, the pair brings a fresh ear to a familiar repertoire and create groundbreaking collaboration. O'Riley and Haimovitz blur the boundaries between classical and pop with music by Stravinsky, Radiohead, Janacek, Arcade Fire, Bernard Hermann, Mahavishnu, and others.
"Christopher O'Riley is arguably the coolest guy in the business... with unassailable credentialsin the classical music world." — Oregonian, Portland
This concert should not be missed!
|Sat., Dec. 6, 2014|
Vega String Quartet
As Quartet in residence at Emory University, the Vega String Quartet is on the cutting edge of the new generation of chamber music ensembles. After theior Lincoln Center debut in 2001, the New York Times raved about their "playing that had a kind of clean intixication to it, pulling the listerner along... the musicians took real risks in their music making."
|Sun., Jan 18, 2015|
Oak Ridge String Quartet
|The Oak Ridge String Quartet (ORSO Concertmaster Karen Kartal, violinist Susan Eddlemon, violist Sara Matayoshi, cellist Ihsan Kartal), with New York artist Larry Spivack presents a program that includes Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 4, Op. 44 No. 2 and a new work commemorating Oak Ridge's Spallation Neutron Source. This debut work will feature maestro Dan Allcott and percussionist Scott Eddlemon.|
|Sat., Feb 21, 2015|
Suchon Woodwind Quintet
|Named for one of Slovakia's most important twentieth century composers, the Suchon Quartet is comprised of woodwind players from the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina. The Quintet is making its U.S. tour debut with pianist Michiko Otaki, who was described by the Indianapolis Star as playing with "assurance and gem-like brilliance." Ms. Otakai has performed several times in the Oak Ridge Chamber series to much acclaim.|
Sat., March 21, 2015
Cypress String Quartet
Known for its elegant performances, the acclaimed Cypress String Quartet combines technical precision with imaginative programming. The Quartet performs on 17th- & 18th-century instruments and has commissioned and premiered over 25 new works.
They have been praised by Grammophone Magazine for their "artistry of uncommon insight and cohesion," and their sound has been called "beautifully proportioned and powerful" by the Washington Post.