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Oklahoma City Philharmonic Announces 2011-2012 Season
By Tourism Industry Partner
Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Maestro Joel Levine are proud to present the 23rd season of concerts. Highlights include performances by internationally renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, one of the world's most highly sought-after sopranos and native Oklahoman Sarah Coburn, the return of Broadway's own Judy McLane in this year's "The Christmas Show", and the unofficial global voice of the music world, Pink Martini.
Classics Series :: Saturdays :: 8:00PM :: Civic Center Music Hall
For the 2011-2012 Classics Series, Maestro Joel Levine, Music Director for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, has invited an amazing assortment of musicians from all over the globe.
Highlights of the Series begin in September with GRAMMY Award-winning violinist James Ehnes performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. In November soprano Sari Gruber returns to lend her voice to Mahler's Symphony No. 4 and pianist Shai Wosner delighting with Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23. February brings another soprano, Oklahoma native, Sarah Coburn, to perform some of opera's greatest arias. In March, violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs Corigliano's haunting "The Red Violin: Chaconne." Finally, Jean-Yves Thibaudet graces the stage to perform Gershwin's "Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra."
Pops Series :: Fridays and Saturdays :: 8:00PM :: Civic Center Music Hall
The Oklahoman Pops Series kicks off the 2011-2012 Season in October with Jack Everly's outrageous production of magic and music titled "Mysterioso" featuring the talents of Quick Change from America's Got Talent. "A Very Merry Pops" has been renamed what it really is, "The Christmas Show" and we enthusiastically welcome back Broadway star Judy McLane with her delightful voice and electric stage presence. January brings a new year and the top ABBA tribute band in the world, "WATERLOO," performing all of ABBA's most iconic hits. Tony DeSare tickles the ivories in February and melts all your Valentine's Day chocolate with his Sinatra-thick voice. The peppery sounds of nightclubs from the 40s and 50s welcome the spring in March with the arrival of Pink Martini. And the season ends with Julia Murney and Stephanie J. Block (both Elphaba from Broadway's "Wicked") belting out Broadway's biggest hits with "Wicked Divas."
Discovery Family Series :: Sundays :: 2:00PM :: Civic Center Music Hall
The 2011-2012 Discovery Family Series presented by BancFirst gives families the opportunity to experience the joy of orchestral music together. Designed especially for ages 4 through 13, these concerts enhance a child's musical education and begin a life-long love of music. This year, Conductor Matthew Troy, has planned concerts titled "Pirates on the High Seas," "Peter & the Wolf and Other Tales," and "All Fired Up." All concerts feature pre-concert activities an hour preceeding in the Civic Center Lobby including the Instrument Playgroud, Condutor's Corner, and others that include partnerships with our fellow arts organization.
Season tickets are currently available by calling the Oklahoma City Philharmonic ticket office at (405) TICKETS :: 842-5387, visiting the website at www.okcphilharmonic.org/season-tickets, or by visitng the Philharmonic ticket office in person at 428 W. California, Suite 210, Oklahoma City, Ok 73102, on the second floor of the McAlpine building. Prices for the Classics Series range from $74-$386 and for the Pops Series from $57-$276.