(Norman, Okla) November 22, 2010— The University of Oklahoma School of Music presents the Sutton Concert Series with guest conductor Joel Rigal in a performance by the OU Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, in Sharp Concert Hall.


The program for the OU Symphony Orchestra concert includes Rameau’s “Overture to Castor and Pollux,” Bounod’s “Ballet Music from Faust” and Charles Ives’ “Symphony No. 2.”


Rigal is the conductor of the Clermont-Ferrand Conservatoire E. Chabrier Symphonic Orchestra. He has performed solo along side the Auvergne strings Orchestra, Montpellier Philharmonic, Lyon Conservatoire Orchestra and has served as a guest conductor with the Budapest Chamber orchestra and Monte Carlo Philharmonic among others.


The OU Symphony Orchestra is the student orchestra of the OU School of Music. Comprised entirely of students, approximately 90 percent are music majors, the full 60-piece orchestra plays four full concerts per year and plays regularly for staged performances of the OU Opera Theater, OU Musical Theatre and OU Ballet Company. The orchestra’s repertoire ranges from light classics to symphonic masterpieces and centers on major works regularly performed by professional orchestras. Dr. Jonathan Shames is the artistic director and conductor for the OU Symphony Orchestra.


All Sutton Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District! Tickets for Sutton Series events are $8 for adults and $5 for all students, OU faculty/staff and senior adults. For tickets and up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.


Many concerts are scheduled for live stream via Internet, to see a schedule visit http://music.ou.edu/calendar. Please visit http://music.ou.edu/ for a full calendar of events and performances at the School of Music. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the Box Office at (405) 325-4101.

Holly Jones
Public Relations Coordinator
Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
University of Oklahoma
(405) 325-6673