FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 17, 2021
CONTACT: Susan Webb, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
OKCPHIL Announces the Postponement RAGTIME and All That Jazz Pops Program
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic announces the postponement of this weekend’s Pops Concert cycle Ragtime and All That Jazz to the weekend of March 5 and 6. For current ticket holders with streaming, dress rehearsal, or the in-person, socially-distanced performance tickets, no further action is required, as your tickets will automatically be good for the new dates. For the latest updates on this and other OKCPHIL performances go to www.okcphil.org or call (405) 842-5387 M-F 10 AM to 5 PM. Due to power outages, please leave a message and a representative will get back to you as soon as possible.
“The extreme weather this week has brought many challenges for the OKCPHIL family. The closures of many Covid testing sites coupled with hazardous road conditions pose significant challenges to our operations. As part of our strict safety protocols developed in conjunction with medical experts, testing for all staff, stagehands and each musician is an integral part of each concert cycle. This is designed to keep everyone on stage, backstage, and in the hall safe during our performances. This along with other weather-related logistical challenges has resulted in our decision to postpone Ragtime and All That Jazz to the weekend of March 5th and 6th.” Said Brent Hart, OKCPHIL Board President.
Agnieszka Rakhmatullaev, Executive Director of the OKCPHIL, “We greatly value the ongoing commitment, understanding, and flexibility our patrons bring to the work of the OKCPHIL. While we understand that the postponement of this concert is not ideal, we believe that we are making the right decision given this week’s circumstances. While the conditions might improve by this weekend, we are unable to move forward with our scheduled protocols, load-in necessary to prepare the stage for the production, as well as our orchestral rehearsal at this time. We look forward to bringing this program back onto our stage in just two weeks when it is safe to do so. We greatly value your flexibility and spirit of pulling together during the challenges of this year, and we look forward to a more normal season ahead.”
All patrons are encouraged to visit the okcphil.org website regularly to keep abreast of the most up-to-date concert-related announcements. In addition, we will do our best to keep all ticket buyers informed via e-mail. If you have not provided your e-mail to us please sign up at okcphil.org today, as this is the most expeditious way to inform our community of the latest updates.
ABOUT THE OKLAHOMA CITY PHILHARMONIC
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 current Music Director 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 experience. Committed to expanding its reach well beyond the concert hall, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic enjoys a close collaborative relationship with Oklahoma’s 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 throughout the state of Oklahoma.