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2017-2018 Season







POPS 2 | The Christmas Show 
November 30 - December 2, 2017


The OKC Phil's annual holiday extravaganza returns starring Broadway's Elizabeth Stanley, the Philharmonic Pops Chorale, the Mistletoes, and of course, Santa - all singing and dancing to your most favorite holiday songs. This show delivers laughter, joy and maybe even a few sentimental tears, all packaged in delightful costumes and fantastic set and lights. Kick-off your holiday season with this festive musical experience for the whole family, as only The Christmas Show can provide.


       



CLASSICS 4 | Joshua Roman, cello 
January 13, 2018

Alexander Mickelthwate, Conductor

Ginastera - Estancia: Four Dances
Haydn - Cello Concerto in C major
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility.  As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer and curator, and was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015.


     



POPS 3 | Cirque Music Presents Heroes & Villains January 26-27, 2018

Cirque Musica blends the grace and thrill of some of the world's greatest circus and acrobatic performers with stunning symphonic music performed by the OKC Phil.  With musical selections that celebrate the world of Heroes & Villains, you'll be absorbed in familiar themes from movies, comics and television. This evening will delight all your senses and have you on the edge of your seat.


     



CLASSICS 5 | Chee-Yun, violin 
February 3, 2018 
 

Joel Levine, Conductor
Dan Schwartz, English Horn

Dvorak - Symphony No. 7
Sibelius - The Swan of Tuonela
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

Violinist Chee-Yun's flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music.


       



POPS 4 | Michael Cavanaugh - Songs of Elton John February 23-24, 2018 

After taking Broadway by storm in Billy Joel’s’ “Movin' Out,” Grammy and Tony nominated artist Michael Cavanaugh is known for his ability to electrify audiences with his powerful renditions of singer/song writer- pop and rock favorites. Bring your friends to share this evening featuring the music of Elton John and more. Included are favorites like “I’m Still Standing,” “Rocket Man,” "Crocodile Rock," and “Candle in the Wind.”


       




Discovery 2 | Pirates, Sailors, and the Sea 
Sunday, February 25, 2018 2pm 
 

Argh me Maties! Ride on the rollin', raging, ruckus, musical tide as we meet sailors, pirates and ships a plenty. Plus don't ya miss the visitors form under the sea (or as we like to say, Davey Jones' Locker) in this seafaring, musical booty of an adventure for mates and lasses!


       



CLASSICS 6 | Joyce Yang, piano 
March 3, 2018 
 

Alexander Mickelthwate, Conductor

Mason Bates - Mothership
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. As a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Yang showcases her colorful musical personality in solo recitals and collaborations with the world's top orchestras and chamber musicians.


       



POPS 5 | Pink Martini 
March 30-31, 2018


An international phenomenon mixing glamour and sophistication with a multilingual range of songs and a bit of the unexpected, this musical extravaganza includes the sounds of cabaret, samba, pop and jazz. You’ll enjoy a festive spin on favorites like “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, “Que’ Sera Sera” and “Brazil.”  Featuring vocalist China Forbes and providing a uniquely accessible palate of American and international favorites, this two-night engagement will certainly sell out!


     



CLASSICS 7 | Philippe Quint, violin 
April 7, 2018

Alexander Mickelthwate, Conductor

Piazzolla - Tangazo
Korngold - Violin Concerto
Prokofiev - Suite from Romeo and Juliet

Philippe Quint is carving an unconventional path with his impassioned musical desire for re-imagining traditional works. Quint has received several Grammy nominations for his two albums and is in demand worldwide appearing with major orchestras at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York.


       




Discovery 3 | Super Kids and Superheroes
Sunday, April 8, 2018 2pm 

From super kids who inspire with their talent, to heroes whose superhuman abilities save the day, come celebrate music that unites us all, and makes everyone feel ten feet tall. Join the Phil and special guests including El Sistema Oklahoma as well as Canterbury Youth Voices, as we perform music ranging from Bizet and Mozart, to Superman and The Incredibles... this will be a SUPER concert!


       



POPS 6 | The Music of ABBA - Arrival from Sweden May 4-5, 2018 

Transporting you back to the party atmosphere of the 70’s, this spectacular evening features ABBA’s greatest hits including “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “Dancing Queen” performed by ARRIVAL from Sweden, the world’s most popular and bestselling ABBA show band. Since its inception in 1995 they have toured the world and played with over 60 orchestra’s warranting rave reviews and sold out houses. One patron exclaimed “The music was so good people were dancing in the aisles and there were three encores! It doesn’t get better than this!"


       



CLASSICS 8 | Philharmonic Showcase  
May 12, 2018 
Joel Levine, conductor

Copland - Lincoln Portait
Ravel - Bolero
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Join us as Maestro Levine takes the podium one final time as Music Director for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.  Help us make it a glorious evening and a wonderful wrap to his amazing career.


       







Earlier this season...

CLASSICS 1 | Richard Goode, piano
September 16, 2017
Joel Levine, Conductor

Weber/Berlioz - Invitation To The Dance
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20
Brahms - Symphony No. 2

Hailed for expressing emotional power, depth and expressiveness, Goode is acknowledged worldwide as one of today's leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. His musical work from major concert halls to intimate recitals, in addition to a healthy recording career have brought Goode a large and devoted following.




CLASSICS 2 | Jennifer Koh, violin
October 7, 2017

Matthew Troy, Conductor

Rossini - The Barber of Seville: Overture
Barber - Violin Concerto
Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber

Recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance, Koh's awards include Musical America's 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year, winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and she is a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant.



POPS 1 | The Wonderful Music of Oz
November 3-4, 2017

Defy gravity and travel over the rainbow with a cast of New York's top vocalists as we take a musical journey down the fabled yellow brick road from L. Frank Baum's classic novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Now, for the first time, celebrate all the music based on the original novel in one magical concert event. Join us as we pay tribute to the story as told on Broadway (Wicked, The Wiz), in Hollywood (The Wizard of Oz, Return to Oz) and on the radio (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Tin Man).




Discovery 1 | Phil's Feathered and Furry Friends Sunday, November 5, 2017 2pm

Join Phil the Penguin for a musical menagerie that spotlights his closest friends. From kitty cats to graceful swans, and the Pink Panther to lion cubs, even dinosaurs and sharks seem friendly when you meet them with music!  Join the fun as the fur flies in this magical musical-zoo of an experience.



CLASSICS 3 | Yossi Arnheim, flute 
November 18, 2017 

Michelle Merrill, Conductor

Piston - Ballet Suite from The Incredible Flutist
Reinecke - Flute Concerto in D major
Copland - Appalachian Spring: Suite
Ligeti - Concert Romanesc

As principal Flutist with the Isreal Philharmonic Orchestra, Arnheim is renowed for playing a variety of World Music.   His repertoire includes Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Georgian, Middle Eastern and Israeli music.

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