Please join us at the Central Library as we celebrate the creation of art and music as part of our Adult Summer Reading Program. On July 23, we will host cellist Kari Caldwell and pianist Anna Norber.
Kari Caldwell is the cellist and Anna Norberg is the pianist in this duo which has been together for several years. They were founding members of Trio Tulsa which toured the Mid America region extensively. Kari and Anna have toured South and Central America and Mexico and the Caribbean under the auspices of the State Department and appeared on National Public Radio's "Performance Today."
Kari was the principal cellist with the Tulsa Philharmonic and now holds the same position with the Tulsa Symphony. In those positions she often performed concertos and recently was soloist with the Symphony in the Strauss tone poem Don Quixote. She is also the principal cellist with the Sunriver Music Festival in Oregon and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. Previously she was principal cellist with the Des Moines Opera Festival and a member of the Oklahoma and Long Island symphony orchestras. She held fellowships with both the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals. In addition to Trio Tulsa, she performed with the Prima String Quartet, the Anadarko String Ensemble, the Tulsa Chamber Players and the Tulsa Philharmonic String Quartet.
Anna recently retired from the University of Tulsa where she was head of the piano department and, in that capacity performed in solo recitals and with a variety of chamber ensembles. She has concertized on five continents: North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Her CD recordings include the works of 20th century composers Bohuslav Martinu, Manuel Ponce, and Gwyneth Walker. She is an authority on women composers, past and present, with special expertise in the works of Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn. She has performed as a soloist on National Public Radio's "Performance Today" in addition to her chamber music performances.
The Caldwell-Norberg Duo's repertoire is vast. They can do standard classical programs as well as theme programs which include music by women composers and music by Latin composers. When they performed in Mexico, the esteemed composer Manuel Ponce presented them with a copy of his Sonata for Cello and Piano.
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