FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Join the OKC Philharmonic, for a FREE Independence Day Concert with live music by the OKC Phil, conducted by Alexander Mickelthwate, at 8:30PM at Scissortail Park! Join the musical celebration that brings Oklahomans together from across the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area. The concert is made possible through support from The Inasmuch Foundation and other local businesses and individuals. *No fireworks will be on display this year. For more information go to http://okcphil.org/rwb
Led by Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate, the 60 minute concert offers a variety of music sure to bring joy to the whole family. From America the Beautiful, Stars and Stripes Forever and The Armed Forces Medley to Climb Every Mountain, Chariots of Fire and music from Star Wars there is something for everyone! Paid and free parking is available surrounding the park. Bring your own family picnic or purchase food from the food trucks.
Says OKC Phil Marketing Director Susan Webb,” We hope you’ll join us for our Red White and Boom concert, that had to be canceled last year due to the pandemic. While there will be no fireworks this year due to challenges in planning around the pandemic, it is always heartwarming to see how sharing live patriotic music unites people from across the city. We hope you’ll come be a part of this joyful celebration on July 3rd!”
In addition to the founding presenting sponsor, the Inasmuch Foundation, support is provided by, Scissortail Park, The Oklahoman, Magic 104, I Heart Media, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, the Oklahoma Arts Council, Allied Arts and Adventure Road.
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 okcphilharmonic.org.