Oklahoma City— As the Oklahoma City Philharmonic prepares to launch its 35th season, also returning is the Discovery Family Series. The first performance is Sunday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m. at Civic Center Music Hall.

Sponsored by the E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Discovery is affordable fun for the entire family.

“I am thrilled to join the incredible musicians of the OKCPHIL to lead their youth programming this year,” said Guest Conductor Dr. Shanti Simon. “Discovery concerts are engaging, interactive, and exciting! These events are created to connect with kids. They will experience the grandeur of the OKCPHIL in a casual, welcoming and thrilling environment where they can move around and express their joy for music as kids naturally do.”

The first performance is “Shining, Shimmering, Splendid: Sing Along with Phil.”

“This will be fun,” Simon said. “The audience will be invited to become part of the show, singing popular tunes from Disney and other artists. Other concerts later in the season feature the award-winning and highly entertaining group ‘Sugar Free Allstars,’ as well as a circus-themed event next spring.”

A Kid’s Club membership is also available, and each child will see their name in the Program Book. They will receive a laminated membership card, a “goody bag” at each concert, and an exclusive invitation to Phil the Penguin’s birthday party.

Additional information and tickets available at okcphil.org or by phone at (405)842-5387.