E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation Presents the Discovery Family Series

Discovery 2 | Knights and Princesses 
Sunday, February 17, 2019 2pm  

Join Phil the Penguin for an afternoon of chivalrous music that will feature famous characters and heroic tunes from unforgettable stories!  Let the music and your imagination carry you through time from Robin Hood to modern day fairy tales and be sure to dress up as your favorite knight or princess!

Discovery 3 | Schoolhouse Jomboree
Sunday, April 7, 2019 2pm  

Join Phil for this "School is Cool" concert as we explore music that inspires us to learn math, english, science and more!  We can all set our sights on shifting our tassel as we work toward graduation with Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance!

Earlier This Season...

Discovery 1 | Sports and Music
Sunday, November 4, 2018 2pm

... and it's one, two, three strikes you're out as the OKC Phil takes you out to the ball game!  Come out for this fun-filled Discovery concert featuring music from the world of sports.  From Olympic fanfares to college fight songs, you might even meet some of your local sports heroes!

 Family Series
 Sundays at 2pm

Share the joy of music with the children in your life. Each one-hour concert is designed to entertain and educate youngsters ages 4 to 13 years. These concerts set children on the path to a life-long love of music.

Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at the OKC Civic Center
 Join the pre-concert FUN at 1:00 p.m. in the lobby! Instrument Playground, Conductor's Corner, meet the performers and more. Free with ticket purchase.

 3-concert Season Tickets = $21
 Single ticket per concert = $9
 General Admission


Join the Kid's Club!

Add the Kid's Club to your Discovery Subscription -- Only $18:

  1. Club membership card
  2. T-shirt
  3. Quarterly newsletter
  4. a gift at every concert
  5. a birthday card in the mail

Call us at 405-TICKETS :: 842-5387 for membership information.

Conductor Matthew Troy

Matthew Thomas Troy is the Artistic Director & Conductor of the Piedmont Wind Symphony in North Carolina and the Education Conductor for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, where he conducts the Discovery Series, Educational Concert Series, Link Up Concerts, and leads outreach efforts and performances.  He also served as the Associate Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony from 2008 - 2014.

In the summer of 2015 Troy was selected to serve as the Conductor of the Cannon Music Camp where he also performed with the faculty string ensemble. Troy has conducted orchestras across the country including the Rochester Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Portland Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Carolina Chamber Symphony, Kensington Consort, Philharmonia of Greensboro, Gate City Camerata, Triad Chamber Music Society and the UNC School of the Arts Symphony.

Troy has previously held positions as conductor of the Fibonacci Chamber Orchestra, the Wake Forest University Orchestra and the Salisbury Youth Orchestra.  Additionally, Troy has previously taught on the faculties of Wake Forest University andthe University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and will teach at UNC-Greensboro in the Spring of 2016.

Troy is excited to serve as the Conductor for the 2016 Oklahoma All-State Orchestra in Tulsa in January. Troy earned a bachelor’s degree in music at UNC-Greensboro as violist, where he also completed his master’s degree in orchestral conducting.  In addition to his conducting engagements, Troy also keeps a very active schedule as a public speaker and in his free time, he enjoys reading, studying new music, traveling, and singing.


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