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Topic: Oklahoma City Philharmonic

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Internationally renowned violinist Midori joins the Oklahoma City Philharmonic 8 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker, to perform the works of Felix Mendelssohn.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Violins & Vino

In which I make a huge mistake

 It seemed like a good idea at the time: I love violins! And I love wine! Together, they probably have, like, “Captain Planet” properties! But now I’m not so sure.

I just signed up for Violins & Vino, a fundraiser through the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. No big deal, right?

Wrong. Oh, my god, how wrong.

Violins & Vino, set for May 26 at IAO Gallery, is not your average fundraiser. It allows 20 hapless dupes (or secret prodigies … maybe I’m in that camp? Yeah, probably not) to sign up for a violin lesson to be given at the fundraiser and then PERFORM TOGETHER LATER IN THE EVENING. Sweet Lord, what have I gotten myself into?

Friends are invited to point and laugh, or as the Phil puts it, “watch your friends perform.” Yeah, Phil, nice try.

Here’s how it’ll work: During the cocktail party from 7-9 p.m., the newbie violinists will be given an instrument and a 45-minute lesson from OKC Phil cellist Dorothy Hays. During that time, the soon-to-be-captive audience will get to drink some wine, eat some food courtesy of Iguana Mexican Grill and, I’m guessing, grab some rotten tomatoes and limber up their throwing arms.

Then, after just a single lesson, the newly minted orchestra (or is that just a violin gang?) will perform two songs. We’ll then all be signed to a major label and be asked to open for Yo-Yo Ma. Obviously.

To sign up for the violin lesson and performance ($25), get on over to the Phil website. It’s open to only the first 20 people, and I already know of two people signed up, so don’t dawdle. Non-performing tickets are $10. Being able to laugh at me (I’ll be the one crying and standing in a puddle of my own making) will be priceless.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 05.11.2011 3 years ago
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Good deal

“1934 in Concert” features music by William Grant Still, Amy Beach, Ernest Bloch, Ruth Crawford and others.


Ryan Querbach
Wednesday, Aug. 10
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Arts Festival Oklahoma

A total of 164 art booths will comprise the Arts Festival Oklahoma grounds.

Visual Arts

Carmen Forman
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Price check

The OKC Philharmonic faces stiff competition selling tickets … from their customers.


Alex Ewald
Michelle Winters is facing some stiff competition selling tickets to customers for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s upcoming season: her customers.
Friday, September 2, 2011

A little bit of everything

A variety of entertainment awaits at the Plaza District.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ben there, sung that

Both timeless and dated, Ben Folds marries his piano-man ballads and improv antics with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.


Matt Carney
Ben Folds with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic
8 p.m. Thursday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kirkpatrick Foundation awards $1.25 million in grants

Local arts organizations among beneficiaries.


Carmen Forman
The Kirkpatrick Foundation Inc. awarded about $1.25 million to local nonprofits in the first three quarters of the year, keeping up with its usual projections.
Friday, November 4, 2011

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OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
“Meet Cupid’s Wingman” as singer/songwriter/pianist Tony DeSare flies in for two shows with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Get plucky

Norman native returns to Oklahoma to perform with the OKC Philharmonic.

Performing Arts

Eric Webb

Mozart & Mahler

Featuring Yolanda Kondonassis and Marina Piccinini

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic

8 p.m. Saturday

Civic Center Music Hall

201 N. Walker Ave.



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