Media Advisory
Contact Susan Webb (405) 231-0145
March 9, 2020

The wellbeing of our patrons, artists, staff and community is of utmost importance here at the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. For this reason we are monitoring recommendations on public gatherings from the Centers for Disease Control, State and Oklahoma City County Health Department.

As of March 9, 2020 this statement has been issued for Oklahoma County Health Department:

“Public health experts at OCCHD are communicating with and educating health care providers and other public health partners about the current situation. Infection control and isolation protocols are already in place to prevent the spread of illness in Oklahoma County. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma County at this time.”

This statement has been issued by our venue- The Civic Center Foundation:

“Although Oklahoma County does not currently have a confirmed case of COVID-19, the Civic Center Foundation is closely monitoring the situation both domestically and internationally. We’re acquiring information from the Center for Disease Control, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services among other federal and local health organizations. As a general precaution, the Civic Center has increased its cleaning procedures before and after events and will be placing additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the common areas of the building. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance from federal and local agencies, adapting our policy accordingly.”

For more information on preventing the spread of viral infection please follow CDC guidelines:

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic has gained recognition as one of the nation’s premier regional orchestras. Tracing its roots to 1924, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic was formed in 1988 under the musical direction of Founder and Music Director Emeritus Joel Levine and began a new era with the passing of the baton to Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate in 2018. The Orchestra remains steadfast in its mission “to provide inspiration and joy for the community through orchestral music.” Through its consistent commitment to excellence, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic strives to enrich lives, expand cultural development, educate future generations, and provide audiences with a diverse and inspirational performance experiences. Committed to expanding its reach well beyond the concert hall, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic enjoys a close collaborative relationship with Oklahoma’s schools, colleges, and universities as well as the city’s other premier arts organizations including Oklahoma City Ballet and Canterbury Voices. Through high-caliber performances and a variety of education and community engagement programs the OKC Phil serves over 135,000 annually throughout the states of Oklahoma. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 405-“TICKETS” (842-5387), or visit       -###-