Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra
The Bartlesville Symphony is a treasured cultural jewel in Northeast Oklahoma. Under the direction of Maestro Lauren Green for the past 40 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.
Bartlesville Symphony will be celebrating 60 years in 2017-18 and 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 sixtieth year, it does so under the direction of its popular long-time Music Director-Conductor Lauren Green. His 40 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.
A Soviet Spectacular
October 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring pianist Elena Baksht. Passion, romance, emotion, brilliance, longing—all these and more describe the compelling symphonic sounds of Russia. The stunning Russian pianist Elena Baksht returns to our stage, performing Tchaikovsky's monumental Piano Concerto No. 1—always an audience favorite. Beauty, pathos, exultation—the Russians have it all. And throw in some Nutcracker, a bit of 1812 Overture along with a few surprises, and you’ll have the makings of a musical repast fit for a Czar.
Gershwin Meets the Beatles
November 19, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring violinist Lindsay Deutsch. Paving the way for a whole new generation of concertgoers, violinist Lindsay Deutsch's charismatic performances in clubs and concert halls alike bridge musical divides wherever she goes. For the first time, she brings her enthusiasm and virtuosity to Bartlesville, performing the timeless music of American George Gershwin and featuring the world premiere of famed composer Maxim Goulet’s new suite of Beatles favorites.
Love On Stage
The Romance Returns
February 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Following up on last season’s enthusiastically received concert of Valentine hits and musical surprises, the BSO returns with even more love to share! Popular hits combine with romantic classics to provide a light-hearted evening of great musical entertainment. This concert was a season favorite in 2016, and this year promises to be equally enjoyable. Familiar melodies and new discoveries will make for a great date night, or a fun family outing. Don’t miss this new BSO tradition!
March 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring guitarist Jennifer Kim. Imitated by composers around the world, the music of Spain evokes brilliant colors, warm nights and sensual passion. Rodrigo's guitar masterpiece, the Concierto de Aranjuez stands as a pinnacle of Spanish music, and its famous slow movement is known and loved internationally thanks to countless commercials and recordings. Under the fingers of young, award-winning guitarist Jennifer Kim, this great music is sure to find even more fans, and the orchestra’s exciting performances of more rousing Spanish favorites is sure to elicit an enthusiastic "Olé!"
The Rat Pack
100 Years of Frank
May 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring vocalists Nat Chandler, Sal Viviano and Eric Jordan Young. It's hot! It's cool! It's American through and through! This great evening of song and banter celebrates the classic performances of Sinatra, Davis and Martin, like That's Amore, The Lady is a Tramp, Mr. Bojangles, My Way, and of course, New York, New York. Choreographed and scripted with original Rat Pack routines, you'll think you're swingin' at the Sands Hotel in Vegas. A great way to bring the season’s international travels all the way back home.