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Announcing the 48th Annual Symphony Show House
Presented by the OKC Orchestra League
June 12-27, 2021
Oklahoma City, OK, May 25, 2021: –
Join the OKCPHIL for the 48th Annual Symphony Show House, presented by OKC Orchestra League to support the education and community engagement programs of the OKCPHIL. This year’s home, The Centennial House will be located at 6700 N. Kelley Avenue. The house will be open from June 12-27 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM with tickets available at https://www.okcphil.org/support-the-phil/symphony-show-house-2021/ for $15 in advance and $20 at the door. This multi-level property is not accessible for those with limited mobility.
Says Agnieszka Rakhmatullaev Executive Director of the OKCPHIL “This year’s stunning Show House is a 7695 sq. ft. Greek Revival home that was built in 1935. In addition to several living and dining room spaces, the historic home features six bedrooms, six baths, and a lovely backyard veranda and courtyard. It’s always thrilling to partner with some of the finest designers in our community to bring wonderful design ideas to our community, all while supporting the education and community engagement programs of the OKCPHIL.”
Originally built as a private residence in 1938, the Centennial House was purchased by the Oklahoma Military Department in 2007. Debbie Thompson, wife of Maj. Gen. Michael C. Thompson, The Adjutant General of Oklahoma, recalls the first time she toured the home after it was purchased by the state. “The house was in such bad shape, that when I stepped into the hallway, my foot literally went through the wood floor and all the way to the ground!” Subsequently, the facility was renovated by the National Guard. They also filled in the original swimming pool and built a pavilion near the back of the courtyard. Since then, the home has been used as offices for military personnel, promotion ceremonies, retirement ceremonies, weddings, and receptions.
Most notably however, the Centennial House was the recent home of Governor J. Kevin Stitt and his family. When they moved to Oklahoma City from their Tulsa home, they graciously agreed to live in the Centennial House for a season, so that a long-overdue restoration of the Governor’s Mansion could take place. First Lady Sarah Stitt made several updates to the Centennial House as well, prior to their time in the home.
Having worked with Show House Chairman, J. Mark Taylor, on the renovation of the Governor’s Mansion, First Lady Sarah Stitt contacted Mrs. Thompson to secure the Centennial House as this year’s Symphony Show House.
This year’s Show House Chair is J. Mark Taylor. Honorary Show House Chairs First Lady Sarah Stitt and Debbie Thompson.
2021 Symphony Show House Designers are:
Rosinna Gies, Armini’s Galleria
Tuesday Fay & Halal Songer, Bob Mills Furniture
Abbie Wilkerson, Aleks Payne, & Doris Medrano, Calvert’s Plant Interiors
Johnathan Kwee, Fabricologie
Katelynn Henry, Steve Calonkey, Steve Simpson, Madison Denison, & Mackenzie Matray, Henry Home Interiors
Patty Tippet, Home Dazzle
Dr. Kari Lopez, Renae Brady, & Tracy Knoche, LOREC Ranch Home Furnishings
Lynda Savage, Lynda Savage Art
Nathan Hughes & Gabrielle Roberts, Mathis Design Studio
Keven Calonkey Carl, Cassidy Brunsteter, & Lance Whitlow, Mister Roberts Fine Furniture
Travis Neely & Phara Queen, Neely + Queen
Cindy Curley & Ryan Johnson, Norwalk Design
Ronette Wallace, OTW Interiors
Julie Miller, Tin Lizzie’s
J. Mark Taylor & Adriana Nunez, Traditions Fine Furnishings & Design
Pam Cravens, Vintage Gypsy
In addition to viewing the home there is a BOUTIQUE on premises and all items in the show house are for sale.
All proceeds from the Show House benefit the education and community engagement programs of the OKCPHIL which reach deep into the community. They include a wide range of programs including those for school-age, high school students, kids and families and adult music programs. More information can be found at okcphil.org.
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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 throughout the states of Oklahoma. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 405-“TICKETS” (842-5387), or visit okcphil.org.