Monday, April 11, 2016

OK Mozart announces 2016 events



The OK Mozart International Festival brings classical and crossover concerts each summer to Bartlesville. This 32nd season, June 11-18, presents Oklahoma artists along with favorites Catherine Russell, Anne-Marie McDermott and the Miro String Quartet. OK Mozart recently released the schedule for upcoming events and concerts.

April 2016
Burchfield Brothers
Sunday, April 24 - 4 p.m.
Concert begins at 4 p.m. (please be seated by 3:45 p.m.) in Ambler Hall, 415 S. Dewey
Dove Award winners.  Visit burchfieldbrothers.com to learn more about this popular duo out of Nashville!
Tickets $17.50
Call 918-336-9800 or www.okmozart.com

Kierston White, Singer-songwriter and founder of the Tequila Songbirds
Saturday, April 30 - 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.
Concert begins at 8 p.m. (please be seated at least 15 minutes prior) in Ambler Hall, 415 S. Dewey
The songwriter Kierston White, of Norman, will play original folk songs to benefit OK Mozart on Saturday, April 30. The founding member of the wildly popular Tequila Songbirds takes flight at 8 PM, singing poems and stories accompanied by flawless guitar under the warm light of the Ambler Hall chandelier. Find out more about Ms. White and listen to her songs at KierstonWhite.com. Beer and wine will be served.
Tickets $17.50
Call 918-336-9800 or www.okmozart.com

May 2016
Dr. Rob Conway, Pianist
Sunday, May 22 - 2 p.m.
Concert begins at 2 p.m. (please be seated by 1:45 p.m.) in Ambler Hall, 415 S. Dewey
Join us at Ambler Hall for an afternoon of great piano by Dr. Rob Conway. Tickets $17.50 available at eventbrite.com or okmozart.com
Tickets $17.50
Call 918-336-9800 or www.okmozart.com

June 2016
2016 OK Mozart Festival
June 11 – 18, 2016
90+ events including concerts, crossover artists, chamber music and children’s programs
for adults and children of all ages. Ticket prices vary – many FREE concerts!  Visit okmozart.com for schedules and details. Call 918-336-9800 or www.okmozart.com

Festival Week Highlights - June 11-18, 2016 "Mozart and His Musical Heirs"
Saturday, June 11, beginning at 7:30 a.m. opening day events at Prairie Song Pioneer Village in Dewey include a 1 mile and 5K fun run; Corky Davis & Cowboy Swing; Ad Lib Singers; trick roping, falconry, and sheep dog demos; a magician, and more! In addition, Adam & Kizzie – a favorite duo out of Oklahoma City – will perform at 6 p.m. at the Bartlesville Community Center.

Sunday, June 12 features Tulsa's Signature Symphony, with conductor Andrés Franco, performing "A Musical Voyage from the Americas to Europe" including music of Peru from the "Coleccion de musica virreinal," Mozart's "Six German Dances," Strauss's overture to "The Gypsy Baron" and Brahms's "Symphony No. 4." The OK Mozart College All-State Orchestra will also be featured.

Monday, June 13 features the Signature Symphony Dance Band at "A Gala Ballroom Dance" a formal fundraising event at Hillcrest Country Club, honoring the champions of the festival, the John Mihm family. Gala tickets are $150 per person.

Tuesday, June 14 features the genre-hopping Simply Three comprised of Glen McDaniel, violin; Zack Clark, cello; and Nicholas Villalobos, bass. Simply Three has been captivating audiences worldwide playing a variety of music from Puccini, Gershwin, Adele, Coldplay and Michael Jackson.

Wednesday, June 15 features The Tulsa Symphony with conductor Daniel Hege performing "Classical Gold -- Visionary Masterpieces" with guest clarinetist David Carter playing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto and Beethoven's "Egmont" Overture and "Pastoral" Symphony No. 6.

Thursday, June 16 features Grammy Award-winning Catherine Russell. Born to pioneering jazz parents and with legendary influences such as Louis Armstrong and David Bowie, Catherine Russell is music royalty. The Wall Street Journal describes her as "one of the outstanding singers of our time." Reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James, Russell is sure to be a festival favorite.

The traditional Woolaroc concert will be held on Friday, June 17 at dusk at Clyde Lake at Woolaroc Wildlife Preserve and will feature the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra and Lauren Green, conductor. Guest artists include Caitlyn Caughell and Kennedy Caughell. $25 for adults, children 14 and under are free.

Saturday, June 18 features the Grand Finale Concert "A Return Voyage from Europe to the Americas" performed by the Tulsa Symphony. Selections include Mozart's Overture to "La clemenza di Tito," Mendelssohn's "Reformation" Symphony No. 5, Arturo Marquez' "Danzon" No. 2 and Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," featuring Anne-Marie McDermott, pianist.

Throughout the week, chamber music fans will appreciate double the chamber music offering compared to last year's festival. OK Mozart is also pleased to announce the chamber music will be held in Ambler Hall, Bartlesville's newest acoustic venue which was constructed as a traditional, intimate chamber music hall. Festival favorites Miró Quartet and members of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Brightmusic will be featured.

In addition to the main events and chamber music series, 90+ showcase and cultural events as well as "Especially for Kids" events will be offered throughout the week.

At the Launch Party, OK Mozart's Marketing & Public Relations Director Lizabeth Rolfson announced additional new collaborations for 2016 with Oklahoma Educational Television Association (OETA) and the Tulsa Girls Art School, who will have artwork available for sale in the Lyon Gallery at the Bartlesville Community Center throughout the week-long event.

Season tickets go on sale to the public on Feb. 8 with pricing ranging from $75 to $195. Single tickets and showcase event tickets go on sale to the public on Feb. 15. For more information on ticket pricing and event details, please visit okmozart.com or call 918-336-9800.

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