FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic, in conjunction with the Civic Center Music Hall, announces changes to its health and safety protocols in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the severity of the Delta variant, as well as recent spike in hospitalizations across the region.
Beginning September 11, 2021 and until further notice:
- Masking will be required within all areas of the Civic Center.
- Either PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION OR PROOF OF A NEGATIVE PCR test (taken within 72 hours of entering the venue) for unvaccinated people ages 6 and above or those who prefer not to share their vaccination status, will be required.
- A photo ID along with the proof of vaccination (either physical vaccination card, a picture of your vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record) will be required.
- Agnieszka Rakhmatullaev, the Executive Director of the OKCPHIL says “Given the continued severity of this global health crisis, and as a performing arts organization whose mission is to gather large crowds to experience and share live orchestral music, we are implementing these additional safety protocols to protect the safety of our musicians, staff, volunteers, patrons, and their loves ones. Last season, the OKCPHIL was one of the 23% of U.S. orchestras that was able to present concerts in front of a live audience. This success was possible because of our extensive safety protocols implemented last year, and we believe that current circumstances require a similar action today. We appreciate the ongoing support and understanding of our patrons, as we continue to serve our community through music during these challenging times.”
Subscribers with a vaccination card will be required to show it at the first concert in their series. You will then be issued a pass that will allow you to enter the venue for OKCPHIL events without reshowing your vaccination/ID going forward.
Subscribers may also submit a copy of their vaccination card and photo ID ahead of time (with date of birth covered) to the Box Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or US Mail prior to the first concert, and a verification card will be mailed to you before the first concert. *Please allow sufficient time for the US mail to be delivered if choosing this method.
Throughout the season, health and safety policies will be reviewed prior to each performance and adjusted as needed. Please refer to the OKCPHIL website and emails to keep abreast of any changes prior to each concert.
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.