SE Musical Art Series

43rd Season 2016 – 17

All concerts are free to the public. Thank you to our sponsors and donors, without whom this series would not be possible. Special thanks goes to the National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Countil, Steger Piano Institute, and the Clark and Wanda Bass Foundation.  Consider being a part of the Musical Arts Series by becoming a donor!
Contact Dr. Jeremy Blackwood at or 580-745-2096 for more information
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JSY 8-2013

Jonathan Yarrington, tenor

Franz Schubert’s Winterreise

Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:30 PM
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Ensemble Schumann
Ensemble Schumann

Tom Gallant, oboe
Steve Larson, viola
Sally Pinkas, piano

Thursday, October 27, 2016
7:30 PM

Fine Arts Recital Hall

eric smith

Eric Smith, cello
Performance One of the complete J.S. Bach Cello Suites

Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:30 PM

Fine Arts Recital Hall

Melton Photo 2007 ed

Ruth Steger Piano Institute & Clark and Wanda Bass Foundation

Laura Melton, piano

Thursday, November 10, 2016
7:30 PM

Fine Arts Recital Hall

Haven Trio1

Haven Trio

Lindsay Kesselman, sopranoaKimberly Cole Luevano, clarineta
Midori Kaga, piano

Thursday, November 15, 2016
7:30 PM

Fine Arts Recital Hall

Rick Smiling in Color

Ruth Steger Piano Institute & Clark and Wanda Bass Foundation

Rick Rowley, piano

Thursday, February 16, 2017
7:30 PM

Fine Arts Recital Hall



Kathryn Lockwood, viola
Yousif Sheronick, percussion

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7:30 PM

Fine Arts Recital Hall

N'Awlins Gumbo Kings

Jazz Festival 2017

N’Awlins Gumbo Kings

Saturday, April 22, 2017
6:00 PM

Sports City Cafe (5067 S. 9th Street, Durant)

Season 2014 – 15

All performances are at 7:30 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall unless otherwise stated.

November 14th, 2014
duosolo-200x300Ruth Steger International Artist Series Event – DuoSolo was founded in 2006 by flutist Mary Fukushima and pianist Michael Kirkendoll with the mission to explore the most complex and challenging work for flute/piano duo in the contemporary repertoire. As virtuoso solo performers, DuoSolo seeks to demonstrate the diversity and range of contemporary compositional idioms by performing music that steps away from the traditional soloist/accompanist model and puts both instruments on equal footing. In addition to the complex duo repertoire that frames each program, a DuoSolo concert always features contemporary solo repertoire for each instrument as well. This programming style allows DuoSolo to present an immense variety of repertoire, creating recitals that open audiences to all avenues in contemporary music performance and composition.

Percussion Group Cincinnati
October 30th, 2014
pgc-300x220PERCUSSION GROUP CINCINNATI was founded in 1979 and consists of members Allen Otte, James Culley, and Russell Burge, all of whom are faculty members and ensemble-in-residence at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. Their daily rehearsal schedule is supplemented with the teaching and coaching of young musicians, many of whom have gone on to professional careers in creative music, in teaching, and with major symphony orchestras. Over the past 25 years, many young composers from the United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia have created a large body of new and often experimental music for the unique talents of Percussion Group Cincinnati.

Todd Green Multi-Instrumentalist
October 14th, 2014

toddgreen-240x300Green has been writing and performing his own music professionally since the age of fifteen. He studied composition, arrangement and performance at Berklee College of Music and privately with Guitar Greats George Benson, Pat Metheny, Christopher Parkening and Mick Goodrick. He has also studied ethnic instruments, including the Indian Bansuri Flute with masters Sachdev and Steve Gorn, and many other instruments with players from around the world who now reside in New York City and San Francisco. Most of Todd’s 30 years as a professional musician were spent on the East Coast, especially New York City, where he performed with the top echelon of studio musicians and toured extensively with bands throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

Rosario Andino Piano
September 30th, 2014

Rosario Andino
Rosario Andino

Steger International Artist Series Event – A pianist in the grand manner who carries on the tradition of Anton and Nicholas Rubinstein, Emil Sauer, Ferruccio Busoni, Ignace Friedman, Leopold Godowsky and Alexander Michailowsky (all of whom taught her distinguished teachers, Vera Maurina Press and Jascha Fischerman), Rosario Andino was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, where she began her musical studies at age four. She graduated with highest honors from the Fischermann Conservatory in Havana and later – after having received a full scholarship there – from the Chatham Square Music School in New York City. She is an alumna –summa cum laude- of the St. George’s School (Havana) and of Hunter College (New York City).

Season 2013 – 14

All performances are at 7:30 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall
unless otherwise stated.

Jay-B Zydeco Posse
September 19, 2013

2013 Symposium GroupJay-B and the Zydeco Posse plays authentic music originating from the Creole and African American communities in Southwest Louisiana. Their music blends Creole, hip-hop, soul, and reggae with a blues influence. The accordion is the dominating instrument, accompanied by a rub-board. The Zydeco Posse instruments include these plus guitars, bass, and drums. The ensemble performs concerts in many venues across the North Texas and Southeast Oklahoma region.  The September 19th concert will be located on the lawn of Morrison Hall.

October 8, 2013

HeinavankerHeinavanker, a vocal ensemble from Estonia, presents music in ancient sacred traditions. Their repertoire includes Estonian folk hymns, ancient runic songs, and early sacred music. They have performed worldwide since 1997, to universal acclaim.

American Brass Quintet
October 24, 2013

ABQThe American Brass Quintet, in its 51st season, is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber ensembles in the brass world. They perform music of a variety of genres and musical eras from the 1500s to the present world-wide, record extensively, have premiered over one hundred contemporary brass works, and have worked with countless young musicians to advance the performance of brass music. The ABQ is the residence Brass Quintet at The Julliard School and the Aspen Music Festival.

The Kithara Duo
November 21, 2013

The Kithara DuKithara Duoo has performed across the United States and in Europe and South America. Based in Fort Worth, the Duo organizes workshops and other learning opportunities for many musicians. They have taught young musicians for over fifteen years, focusing on technique and musicianship. The Kithara Duo has expanded the guitar repertoire through arranging and through original compositions for solo guitar and guitar duo.

Rocco Parisi and Maurizio Barboro
January 28, 2014

Steger/Bass Foundation Event

Rocco RoccoParisi was born in San Pietro a Maida, Italy. He earned a degree in Bass Clarinet at the Rotterdam Conservatorium, a master’s degree in clarinet at the Conservatorio “F. Ghedini” of Cuneo, and a Diploma of Honor at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. He is currently professor of clarinet and bass clarinet at the conservatory “Antonio Vivaldi” in Alessandria.


Maurizio Barboro completed his artistic education at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He is on the faculty of the Paganini Conservatory in Genoa, is artist in residence and soloist of the Dumitrescu Philharmonic Orchestra of Valcea, Romania, and teaches at the International Summer Courses in Bergolo.

February 25, 2014

torqTorQ, a Canadian percussion quartet, has performed to critical acclaim across Canada and in many collaborative events. These artists are invested in music education and are committed to making music accessible to a wide variety of audiences. TorQ presents over 70 school performances a year and have premiered numerous works for percussion quartet.

Dimitris Saroglou, Piano
April 8, 2014

Steger/Bass Foundation Event
Dimitris SaroglouDimitris Saroglou, pianist and composer, is from Athens, Greece. He graduated with honors in piano and chamber music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and currently teaches piano at the Conservatoire G. Bizet in Paris and at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium.

Fifth House Ensemble
April 23-25, 2014

Fifth House Ensemble

The Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble is a versatile and dynamic chamber music who engages audiences through their connective programming and unexpected performance venues. 5HE develops young audiences through curriculum-integrated interactive concerts and residencies for students grades K-12. The Fifth House Ensemble is Ensemble in Residence at Carthage College and members of Fifth House Ensemble are active as orchestral musicians.


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