Menahem Pressler, the Legendary Chamber Musician, to Appear in Tulsa with the Ariel Quartet

Oct 23, 2013

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are pleased to welcome Menahem Pressler, the internationally renowned classical pianist, who is best known as a founding member of the long-running Beaux Arts Trio --- and who has been described as "a national treasure" by The Los Angeles Times. A truly distinguished and esteemed German-American musician who will turn 90 later this year, Pressler has been, since the mid-1950s, a member of the piano faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he is now the Distinguished Professor of Music in the Charles Webb Chair. He's also had a widely celebrated association --- for 30-plus years now --- with the Emerson String Quartet. This coming Sunday (the 27th) at 3pm, in the Williams Theatre at the Tulsa PAC, Chamber Music Tulsa will present the Ariel Quartet, a young and award-winning ensemble, in a program of Beethoven, Britten, and Dvořák --- and Mr. Pressler will perform with the quartet on the Dvořák piece. (You can read more about the life and work of Mr. Pressler here, and can learn more about his upcoming appearance in Tulsa at this link.)