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Classical Trio Plays OCU Distinguished Artists' Series

The award-winning classical chambertrio enhake will perform Mozart, Schumann, Bruch, Marshall, Piazzollaand Bartok at the next installment of Oklahoma City University's DistinguishedArtists' Series, Jan. 30.

The ensemble, comprised of musicians fromSouth Korea and the United States, won GrandPrize at the 2009 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and Gold Medal atthe 2008 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition.

The 3 p.m. Sunday recital in PetreeRecital Hall marks the return of trio pianist Eun-Hee Park, an alumna of OCU'sBass School of Music. She is joined by violinist M. Brent Williams and WonkakKim, clarinet.

Drawing its name from the Seminole(Creek) word for sound or call, enhake (pronounced in-HA-kee) iscommitted "to bringing sublime chamber music to its audience with asincere respect and love for the score." The trio's clarinet-violin-pianoinstrumentation allows its musicians to perform repertoire from the Baroque,Classical, and Romantic eras to contemporary works. 

       Founded in2007, the group has been praised for its “frighteningly good” (TallahasseeDemocrat) and “invigorating” (WFSQ Nuances) performances. Following itsCarnegie Hall debut at the 2008 ICMEC Winner’s Concert, enhake has concertizedthroughout the United States and Costa Rica.

OCU's Distinguished Artists' Concert Series continues Feb. 6 withGershwin specialist Jack Gibbons in Petree Recital Hall; university organistMelissa Plamann performing Bach, Mendelssohn, Eben, Vaughan Williams and Regeron March 27 at the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel; and pianist Vladimir Feltsman,presented in partnership with Heritage Hall, performing Bach, Schubert,Schumann-Liszt and Chopin on April 12 in Petree Recital Hall.

Tickets ($10) are available from (405) 208-5227 orwww.okcu.edu/tickets. For updates on events and performances at OCU's BassSchool of Music, visit www.facebook.com/bassschoolofmusic.