Discovery Family Series

Health and Safety Protocols structured uniquely for Discovery Family Concert
  • All attendees must wear a mask in the Civic Center.
  • Children and Adults 12 and older must provide proof of vaccination OR a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the concert.
  • Audience members will be seated in a socially distanced manner by the ushers.
  • No lobby activities will be held for the first concert.

OCT 17, 2021

Peter and the Wolf and Friends



JAN 23, 2022

Pirates of the High Seas



APRIL 3, 2022

Musical Whizkids


This Season:

Join the OKCPHIL as we present three fabulous children’s concerts during the 21-22 season. From movie tunes and classics to popular songs played by the full orchestra, these programs are geared to excite and engage children of all ages. Come early and enjoy pre-concert lobby activities, including The Instrument Playground – where children can safely play many instruments of the orchestra with the help of an Orchestra League volunteer, then take your seat in the beautiful Thelma Gaylord Theater concert hall and enjoy the approximately 60 minute performance!

Peter and the Wolf and Friends – Sunday, October 17, 2021
Pirates of the High Seas – Sunday, January 23, 2022
Musical Whizkids – Sunday, April 3, 2022

The three concert subscription is ONLY $24 per person

Share the joy of music with the children in your life through the Discovery Family Series. These family-friendly concerts make music come to life while providing an enriching experience sure to instill a lifelong love of music.

Musical programming is geared to children ages 4 to 13, and the pre-concert lobby activities include hands-on learning with the Instrument Playground provided by the Oklahoma City Orchestra League. Other community partners join us to offer arts, crafts, dance, and games related to the theme of the concert. All of the pre-concert fun unfolds one hour prior to each Discovery Concert.

  • Single ticket per concert = $9

All Discovery Family Series tickets are general admission tickets.

“Phil” Harmonic Kids Club

Calling all young music lovers! Show your love of music with our “Phil” Harmonic Kids Club. Our kids club membership includes a membership card, t-shirt (deadline 10/05/2021), a newsletter for kids before each concert, a special gift at every concert, and a birthday card in the mail. You can add a kids club membership to your Discovery Family Series subscription for an additional $18.  Kids Club is only available as an add-on to Discovery Season tickets.

Call 405-TICKETS (405-842-5387) to purchase tickets and join the kids club, or click the button below!

Conductor Matthew Troy

Matthew Thomas Troy is the Artistic Director & Conductor of the Piedmont Wind Symphony in North Carolina and the Education Conductor for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, where he conducts the Discovery Series, Educational Concert Series, Link Up Concerts, and leads outreach efforts and performances. He also served as the Associate Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony from 2008 – 2014.

In the summer of 2015 Troy was selected to serve as the Conductor of the Cannon Music Camp where he also performed with the faculty string ensemble. Troy has conducted orchestras across the country including the Rochester Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Portland Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Carolina Chamber Symphony, Kensington Consort, Philharmonia of Greensboro, Gate City Camerata, Triad Chamber Music Society and the UNC School of the Arts Symphony.

Troy has previously held positions as conductor of the Fibonacci Chamber Orchestra, the Wake Forest University Orchestra and the Salisbury Youth Orchestra. Additionally, Troy has previously taught on the faculties of Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and will teach at UNC-Greensboro in the Spring of 2016.

Troy is excited to serve as the Conductor for the 2016 Oklahoma All-State Orchestra in Tulsa in January. Troy earned a bachelor’s degree in music at UNC-Greensboro as violist, where he also completed his master’s degree in orchestral conducting. In addition to his conducting engagements, Troy also keeps a very active schedule as a public speaker and in his free time, he enjoys reading, studying new music, traveling, and singing.