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\"The Music of Michael Jackson\"

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8 p.m., Saturday January 26

The Music Of Michael Jackson

Friday & Saturday, January 25 and 26, 2013 at 8PM
Civic Center Music Hall :: downtown OKC

Vegas Entertainer James Delisco Stars in an evening of music by The King of Pop
with Brent Havens conducting the Oklahoma City Philharmonic

(Oklahoma City, OK) -- The OKC Philharmonic presents The Music of Michael Jackson starring James Delisco on Friday and Saturday, January 25 & 26, 2013, at the Civic Center Music Hall at 8:00 p.m. The 2-hour show is a high-energy celebration of "The King of Pop" from the Jackson 5 hits to Thriller and beyond. Created by Windborne Music by producer and conductor Brent Havens, The Music of Michael Jackson features dynamic performers, a sizzling light show, and brilliant arrangements for vocals, band and orchestra. Delisco leads his band and backup singers through an amazing catalog of material that has audiences out of their seats dancing and singing to all of the tunes they know so well.

Music selections include:

  • Man in the Mirror
  • Earth Song
  • Ben
  • Beat It!
  • Thriller
  • and many more...

"As Delisco strutted, moonwalked, and danced his way across the stage while singing hits like "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "The Way You Make Me Feel," and "Bad," several audience members were so overcome by the contagious beat that they cheered and danced in the aisles." Dallas Pegasus News

"I think Michael would've been so pleased. You had people from 5 to at least 65 in the audience." fan review

The Music of Michael Jackson is part of the OKLAHOMAN POPS SERIES at the OKC Philharmonic and is presented with the support of MidFirst Bank and Slice Magazine. Additional season support is provided by the Allied Arts Foundation and the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Tickets are $65, $52, $42, $32, $22 & $15 and are available at the OKC Philharmonic ticket office, 428 West California, OKC 73102 or by calling 405-TICKETS (842-5387). Tickets are also available at the Civic Center Music Hall at 201 N. Walker in downtown OKC or call 405-297-CCMH or 1-800-364-7111. Online tickets are available at www.okcphilharmonic.org or www.myticketoffice.com. Convenience charges apply to tickets purchased online, by phone or at CCMH.

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Performers

James Delisco, vocalist

Crowned "The Entertainer" by Mr. Las Vegas/Wayne Newton himself, on the E! Network's reality TV series, James Delisco has proved he is more than worthy of that title. After completing his one million dollar contract at the Las Vegas Hilton, where his show opened to rave reviews, "Delisco" continues to obtain critical acclaim in every market and venue on his recent world-wide tour.

An iconoclastic showroom performer with fantastic energy, Delisco emanates old school charm with contemporary charisma. Where classic quality meets edgy rock and soul style with undeniable stage presence, Delisco is the future of music and entertainment.

On the threshold of major stardom, this polished young talent and electrifying performer returns to the U.S. from Berlin, Germany, the Venetian Casino in Macau and opening the new Sands Casino in Singapore. He plays to sold out audiences everywhere he appears, which is a testament to both the mystery & intrigue of Delisco.

Kelli Reisen, vocalist

Reisen can’t remember a time when she didn’t love the Lord, music or people! Her first foray onto the music scene was when she was fifteen years old and was highlighted on a children’s Christian album produced by Word Records, entitled, Welcome to the Human Race.

Her musical pursuit propelled her onward to Olivet Nazarene University so she could become a member of the widely acclaimed Orpheus Choir which was featured annually at Bill and Gloria Gaither’s Homecoming events in Indianapolis. She then went on to tour the nation with the international group The Discovery Singers, performing the musical presentation of the life of Fanny Crosby. After college she was presented with the incredible opportunity to sing the theme song and love song on two made for television movies for ABC After school specials, produced by Brent Havens. For many years Kelli was a Christian recording artist with the Word label working with producers Jon and Dino Elefante, Dan Posthuma and Don Koch. Her time with Word produced two albums, Dream of a Lifetime, and Someday, and a song on the Rock Power Praise Hymns album. She was also featured on a compilation lullaby album by discovery records, and sang background vocals on albums for other artist. These albums garnered her six top ten hits on the charts, numerous concerts with the top talent in Christian music, Larnelle Harris, Jars of Clay, Angelo and Veronica, Bryan Duncan, Bob Carlisle, Wayne Watson, For Him, Phillips Craig and Dean, Mark Lowry etc,, and provided her the platform to travel the country singing in many churches, colleges, women’s conferences, headlining conferences for Focus on the Family conferences and numerous appearances on Dr. Robert Schuler’s Crystal Cathedral.

Felicia Barton, vocalist

Entertaining 20 million people, live, on American Idol 8, was a life-long dream for Felicia Barton. She grew up singing in churches, jazz groups, and performing in a number of musicals. In 2000, she was crowned Miss Virginia Beach and praised for her beauty, poise & amazing voice. She blossomed as a Christian worship leader, writing and recording 2 live CDs. In 2008, as a budding, local solo artist, she was received by standing-room-only crowds. She was selected to compete in American Idol and reached the top 8 performers. Since, she has been developing her music with some of Nashville's most respected writers and producers. Loved for her 'raspy, soulful tone' and authentic, positive lyrics, time will tell that her success on American Idol was only the beginning. Along with her husband, Loren Barton, and 3 year old son, Malachi, she has recently moved from her home in Virginia Beach, VA to Nashville, TN as she continues to pursue her love for writing and performing.

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Brent Havens, conductor

Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films and several television productions. His TV work includes movies for networks such as ABC, CBS and ABC Family Channel Network, commercials, sports music for networks such as ESPN and even cartoons. Havens worked with the Doobie Brothers and the Milwaukee Symphony, arranging and conducting the combined group for Harley Davidson’s 100th Anniversary Birthday Party Finale attended by more than 150,000 fans.

Havens recently completed the score for the film “Quo Vadis,” a Premier Pictures remake of the 1956 gladiator film Havens is Arranger/Guest Conductor for seven symphonic rock programs – the Music of Led Zeppelin, the Music of the Doors, the Music of Pink Floyd, the Music of the Eagles, the Music of Queen, the Music of Michael Jackson and most recently, the Music of The Who.

Additional performers are Dan Clemens, bass; Powell Randolph, drums/percussion; George Cintron, guitar; and Bart Keubler, keyboards.

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic
Tracing its roots to the city’s first professional orchestra in 1924, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic formed in 1988 under the musical direction of Joel Levine with the help of many civic leaders and corporations.

With subscription performances from September through May, the Philharmonic presents a series of eight Classics concerts and six pairs of Pops concerts each season. Regional performances and many educational outreach concerts including the Discovery Family Series. Youth Concerts for area school children are presented free by the OKC Philharmonic. Holiday performances of “The Christmas Show!”, the July 3rd concert in downtown Oklahoma City, the July 4th concert in Yukon, OK, and the annual Labor Day concert presented at the Oklahoma City Community College have become family traditions for thousands in Central Oklahoma.

Together with the Oklahoma City Orchestra League, the Philharmonic offers18 different education programs that bring enrichment to music lovers of all ages.
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OKC Philharmonic
428 West California, Suite 210
Oklahoma City OK 73012
405-TICKETS (842-5387)

www.okcphilharmonic.org



Where: Civic Center Music Hall
Phone: 297-2264
Address: 201 N. Walker
Website: okcciviccenter.com

Civic Center Music Hall

201 N. Walker
Oklahoma City, OK
73102
 
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