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Frisson Ensemble to perform Nov. 7 in Musical Arts Series


The Frisson Ensemble will be in concert on Nov. 7.

The Frisson Ensemble will be in concert on Nov. 7.

DURANT, Okla. – The Frisson Ensemble from New York City will perform in concert on Wednesday, November 7, on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The concert, part of the Musical Arts Series, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Halle McKinney Ballroom due to renovations in the Fine Arts Building. There is no admission fee.

The group features the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars drawn from many of the nation’s major music schools, including Juilliard, Curtis, and Yale.

Frisson’s core instrumentation of nine musicians consists of violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn. The ensemble showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks and has rapidly become  one of the busiest classical music ensembles with dozens of performances for the 2018-19 season.

This concert is the second performance of the 45th season of the Musical Arts Series and is sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information about Musical Arts Series events, contact Dr. Jeremy Blackwood at or 580-745-2088.

The King’s Singers to perform February 14 as part of Musical Arts Series

The King’s Singers will be in concert February 14 in Durant.

The King’s Singers will be in concert February 14 in Durant.

DURANT, Okla. — Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Musical Arts Series will present a Valentines Day Concert featuring The King’s Singers on February 14 at 8 p.m. in Montgomery Auditorium.  Acclaimed for their life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand.  Their work – synonymous with the best in vocal ensemble performance – appeals to a vast international audience.

The concert is free and open to the public, and has been made possible from generous grants and donations from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council, Landmark Bank, and MAS supporters.

For reservations, please call the SE music office at 580-745-2088.

Montgomery Auditorium is located in Morrison Hall on the campus of Southeastern. If you have questions or need accommodations, please contact the SE Music department at (580) 745-2088 or Tristan Eggener at

Musical Arts Series presents Rose Ensemble April 23

Rose Ensemble

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Musical Arts Series will present The Rose Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

This will be the final performance of the season for the Musical Arts Series.

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble revives the ancient with vocal music that stirs the emotions, challenges the mind and lifts the spirit.

The Saint Paul, Minn., group tours internationally with a repertoire spanning 1,000 years and 25 languages, including new research into Middle Eastern, European and American vocal traditions.

The Ensemble received the Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence in 2005 and was the first-prize winner at the 2007 Tolosa International Choral Competition in Spain (part of the European Choral Grand Prix).

The Ensemble has released nine recordings.

“There will be a special reception and presentation honoring our sponsors and donors for this season at 7 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 116,” said Dr. Jeri Walker, Donna Massey Professor in Music Education.

“We will go from the reception to our final concert of the season. Please join us in thanking the Mid-America Arts Alliance, Southeastern, Oklahoma Arts Council, Red River Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Steger Piano Institute, Donna Massey Music Education Support Fund, Cherokee Telephone and local friends and donors.”