For media inquiries, contact:
Public Information Officer for Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department and Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Whether you need an interview, photographs, story ideas, media hosting or the scoop on statewide events and attractions, we're here to help.
OKC Orchestra League Schedules Pre-Concert Discussions
By Tourism Industry Partner
Oklahoma City - On Saturday, September 24, at 7:00pm, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, in conjunction with the Oklahoma City Orchestra League, presents the first in its series of eight Classics Series "Concert Previews" with a talk presented by Maestro Joel Levine.
Classics Series Concert Previews are pre-concert lectures presented by local musicians and educators offering insights and anecdotes on the concert programming not necessarily found in the program notes. Each lecture is free to concert ticket holders and begins an hour before each performance.
For more information on our Concert Preivews, contact Chris Stinchcomb at the Oklahoma City Philharmonic offices at (405) 842-5387.
Concert Preview Speakers
24 SEP 2011
Speaker: Joel Levine, Music Director :: Oklahoma City Philharmonic
Previews “Grand Opening Night” featuring violinist James Ehnes.
Maestro Levine leads the Philharmonic for its 23rd season. His reputation for sensitive musical accompaniment has enabled the PHIL to present one of the country’s most distinguished series of world-renowned guest artists. Maestro Levine’s style of music direction reflects a desire to bring the public and orchestra closer together to increase the knowledge and enjoyment of the audience.
15 OCT 2011
Speaker: Sergio Monteiro, Director of the Piano Department :: Wanda Bass School of Music, Oklahoma City University
Previews “Two Aspects of Romanticism” featuring pianist Jon Kimura Parker
Newly appointed as head of the piano program at Oklahoma City University’s Bass School of Music, Monteiro has appeared with some of the most prestigious orchestras in South America, Europe and North America.
19 NOV 2011
Speaker Rebekah Ambrosini, Associate Professor of Voice :: Southern Nazarene University
Previews “Mozart & Mahler”featuring soprano Sari Gruber and pianist Shai Wosner
Ambrosini is a regular soloist with many major American symphonies and has performed leading roles with national and international opera companies. She has also served on the voice faculties of Molloy college, Oklahoma City University and the University of Oklahoma.
7 JAN 2012
Speaker: Jane Magrath, Director of Piano Pedagogy :: School of Music at the University of Oklahoma
Previews “Commoners and Kings” featuring pianist Louis Lortie
Dr. Jane Mcgrath is known as an author, clinician and pianist. Her bookThe Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literaturehas become a classic reference work for pianists. A faculty member at The University of Oklahoma, McGrath has been recognized for outstanding teaching and serves as Director of Piano Pedagogy.
4 FEB 2012
Speaker: Judith Willoughby, Professor of Conducting and Choral Music Education :: Wanda Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University; and Artistic Director, Youth Choruses :: Canterbury Choral Society
Previews “Great Moments of Opera” featuring soprano Sarah Coburn
As a guest conductor and conference headliner, Willoughby has led ensembles in the world’s major concert halls around the world. She frequently works as a panelist and policy advisor for national foundations and served on the board of Chorus America.
3 MAR 2012
Speaker: Rachel Barton Pine, violinist
Previews “Musical Surprises” which features the speaker as soloist
Internationally acclaimed for her performances, American violinist Rachel Barton Pine is a tireless ambassador for classical music who is dedicated to community engagement and music education. In addition to performing, Barton is a trustee of the Music Institute of Chicago and president of the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation.
31 MAR 2012
Speaker: Hal Grossman, Assistant Professor of Violin :: School of Music at the University of Oklahoma, and a member of the Holmberg String Quartet
Previews “Sumptuous Strings” featuring violinist David Kim and cellist Carter Brey.
Grossman is an active soloist and recitalist in addition to his teaching and studio position at the University of Oklahoma. He is concertmaster of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in Chicago Southland and was on the faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts for many years.
19 MAY 2012
Speakers: Rebehak Ambrosini, Associate Professor of Voice :: Southern Nazarene University
Previews “Season Finale” featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Ambrosini is a regular soloist with many major American symphonies and has performed leading roles with national and internation opera companies. She has also served on the voice favulties of Molloy College, Oklahoma City University, and the University of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City Philharmonic
428 W. California
Oklahoma City, OK 73102