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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

New partnership between Oakland University, Chamber Music Society of Detroit to welcome outstanding performances

Classical Jam
     Rochester, Mich. – Oakland University is delighted to announce a prestigious new partnership with the renowned Chamber Music Society of Detroit and the launch of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit at Oakland University series, featuring four Sunday concerts.

     The Chamber Music Society of Detroit is entering its 70th season and brings to Oakland University a well-established reputation as one of the leading chamber music presenting organizations in the world. This new concert series, presented in partnership with OU Music, Theatre and Dance, features artists and ensembles of national and international distinction.

The Cavani Quartet
     These affordably priced public concerts in Varner Recital Hall offer an exciting opportunity to the community and region, and all are welcome to attend. Varner Hall, on the OU campus, is surrounded by ample free parking. Maps are available online at or by typing Varner Hall into a smart phone.

     Classical Jam will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. These five spectacular, Juilliard-trained musicians blend classical tradition and improvisation, creating dynamic performances unlike anything else on the concert stage today.

The Kyodai Brass Quintet
     The Cavani Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. The renowned, prize-winning quartet-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music has appeared in prestigious concert halls across the country, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Their program includes quartets by Mozart, Bartók and Debussy.

     The Kyodai Brass Quintet will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2014. This brass quintet is known for eclectic programming, exciting performances, diverse repertoire and a commitment to educating audiences of all ages.

Duo Sonidos
     Duo Sonidos will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The acclaimed guitar and violin duo will perform a heterogeneous program ranging from classical to contemporary selections rooted in Spanish traditions.

     Tickets for each performance are $20 for the general public and $10 for students. Tickets are available online, by phone and in-person from Oakland University. See complete ticket information at or call (248) 370-2030. 

     Tickets can also be purchased from the Chamber Music Society of Detroit by phone at (248) 855-6070 or online at

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The mission of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit is to present chamber musicians of international stature in acoustically outstanding venues, to enrich the cultural life of the City of Detroit and the metropolitan area by promoting the appreciation of chamber music, and to communicate a positive image of the region through prominence in the international chamber music community. To learn more, visit

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