Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra
The Bartlesville Symphony is a treasured cultural jewel in Northeast Oklahoma. Under the direction of Maestro Lauren Green for the past 35 seasons, this community/professional orchestra in a town of 35,000 has created for itself a unique niche in the cultural offerings of the region and in the symphonic world beyond.
Having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, the Bartlesville Symphony continues to present a wide range of concerts in a world-famous multi-million dollar hall, often with world-class soloists, while still retaining its unique community-centered feel and orientation. The Bartlesville Symphony is a cordial mix of volunteer and paid musicians, some of whom have been with the symphony since its very earliest of days, and most of whom have participated in the symphony for 10 years or more.
Conductor Lauren Green
As the Bartlesville Symphony enters its second fifty years, it does so under the direction of its popular long-time Music Director-Conductor Lauren Green. His 34 seasons in this post may not make one sit up and take notice until the breadth and depth of what he has achieved in this small midwestern town is fully understood.
Roots of American Music
October 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Joseph FireCrow, Native American Flute Man and The Gift of the Elk—a multimedia symphonic experience. An exciting and innovative experience featuring two of the primary roots of American music—African American and Native American—culminating in the beloved “New World Symphony”, Dvorak’s 19th century tribute to those two important influences.
November 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
The surveys are in! Your favorites have been compiled and a great concert is in store. Profound intensity, heavenly melodies, and symphonic excitement will all abound as the symphony shares a program of timeless classics that were among your favorites as expressed on last season’s audience surveys.
January 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Jessica and Daniel Fellows, Violin and Viola. Two delightful former members of the BSO, violinist Jessica Fellows and violist Daniel Fellows, return to our stage to perform with our orchestra, this time up in front! The youngest siblings of the Fellows family, all of whom have been or are members of the BSO, Jessie and Dan are already making names for themselves in the musical world. In their younger days, both won our Young Artist Competition on several occasions.
Bach to Bluegrass
March 07, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Jane Jae, violinist and fiddler. She and her blue fiddle became famous on Hee-Haw, and ever since Jana Jae has been playing every sort of music—from classical to bluegrass—around the world and in every imaginable venue—from festivals to casinos to concert stages. She joins the BSO in a program of fiddle favorites plus some great classical violin playing as well! She’ll be joined by a few other local players, including Bartlesville’s own Paige Park who, even as a high school senior, is already finding great success in both the classical and Bluegrass worlds.
The Ultimate Symphonic Rock Show
May 02, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Jeans ‘n Classics. Back by popular demand, Jeans ‘n Classics brings to Bartlesville the music of the great Symphonic Rock groups of the ‘70’s and thereabouts. Come and re-experience those great times (it just can’t be 40 years ago, can it?) when “heavy” didn’t mean screaming and slashing with the Metal bands, but instead meant the classically-tinged hits of the Moody Blues, Genesis, YES, Procol Harum, the Electric Light Orchestra and others.