FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ulises Serrano (405) 232-7575
January 5th, 2022
OKCPHIL Announces the Postponement of Rachmaninoff Festival!
The OKCPHIL announces the postponement of its Inasmuch Foundation Classics Series concert “Rachmaninoff Festival!” due to the spike of omicron cases in our city and the region.
“As a performing arts organization, we gather large groups both on and off stage, to collectively experience live music.”, says Executive Director Agnieszka Rakhmatullaev. “We are proud to have been operating under the pandemic for nearly two years, with extensive safety protocols in place for our audiences and musicians. Unfortunately, the lack of social distancing on stage and the inability to mask our entire orchestra poses significant risks at this time and impacts our ability to protect our musicians and patrons. We look forward to presenting this wonderful program in full force when it’s safer to do so.”
All tickets remain valid for the postponed concert, including subscriptions and single tickets. Patrons unable to make the new date, once it is announced, can either donate their tickets back or request a refund.
The Philharmonic Management and Board will continue to monitor the situation closely and will make the determination regarding other January concerts in the upcoming days.
The OKCPHIL would like to thank the Inasmuch Foundation for their continued leadership support as the Presenting Series Sponsor for our Classics and Phil G. and Cathy Busey DRG for their support as the Maestro’s Podium Underwriter.
Thank you to Ad Astra Foundation & Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC for sponsoring this concert. In addition, this concert is being dedicated as The Joel Levine Family Classics Concert in Memory of Seymour & Anne Levine, as well as In Memory of Paul Silverstein. Through these sponsors’ generosity, the OKCPHIL continues to provide inspiration and joy to our community through orchestral music.
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.” The Oklahoma City Philharmonic strives to enrich lives, expand cultural development, educate future generations, and provide audiences with diverse and inspirational performance experiences through its consistent commitment to excellence. Committed to expanding its reach well beyond the concert hall, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic enjoys a close collaborative relationship with Oklahoma’s schools, colleges, universities, and 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 OKCPHIL serves over 135,000 individuals throughout the state of Oklahoma.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 405-“TICKETS” (842-5387), or visit www.okcphil.org