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.
John Williams and Friends
October 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
From Mozart to Mancini, from Waxman to Williams! Enjoy an assortment of classic movie soundtracks such as Psycho and Star Wars side by side with more modern favorites like Frozen and Pirates of the Caribbean. Our own trumpeter Stephen Goforth will be featured in Waxman’s “The Horn Blows at Midnight” a sparkling concert overture from the 1945 film of the same name.
Sax & Violins
The Many Shades of Music
November 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring classical saxophonist Ashu. Variety is the name of the game as colorful music blends to paint a rousing masterpiece. Wagner’s passionate “Love Death” from Tristan and Isolde contrasts with Michael Schelle’s wild Samurai. And the artistry of Ashu will add Glazunov’s romantic Saxophone Concerto and the tangos of Piazzolla to the multicolored mix. A stimulating concert, indeed!
Love on Stage
A Valentine Soirée
February 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Snuggle up with your favorite music lover for an evening of romantic favorites—classical, light classics, and favorite popular tunes. It’s the beginning of a new BSO tradition, with the added availability of a gourmet Valentine’s Day dinner beforehand. It will be a fun and familiar musical evening all around!
Wet & Wild
The Wonder and Beauty of the Deep
March 05, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
The music flows with melodious visions of rivers, lakes and oceans across the centuries and around the world. Be dazzled by Vivaldi’s violin concerto Tempesta di Mare and thrill to excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Changing the pace will be Grofé’s jazzy Mississippi Suite and Hovhannes’ majestic yet mysterious And God Created Great Whales. A veritable stream of musical delight awaits! With Michael Nicholson, violin.
I Hear a Symphony
Motown's Greatest Hits
May 07, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
The full orchestra plus three swinging vocalists fill the stage with all the great songs we’ve loved for over fifty years. I Heard It Through The Grapevine—ABC—Signed, Sealed, Delivered—My Girl—Stop In The Name of Love—Respect…the list goes on and on. For once in your life, give into temptation. Say, “I’ll be there,” for a night of music that can only be called Supreme!