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.
Spanning the Americas
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Robert Bonfiglio, Classical Harmonica Soloist. Crossing over borders and musical styles alike with an international season opener featuring a soloist that brings cheering audiences to their feet! Also on the program: Boyer: New Beginnings, Villa-Lobos: Harmonica Concerto, Copland: El Salón México, Knight: Elvis Lives Medley.
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate America’s favorite music! The beloved songs of the great Broadway team fill this delightful program which includes: The King and I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma and more. Oscar Hammerstein III will be our guest artist for the evening, along with Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen.
Faves and Raves
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
The thrilling young violinist, Kenneth Renshaw will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concert in D. The Bartlesville Symphony will also be playing some of the most popular symphonic music ever. Beethoven: Overture to Egmont, Grieg: Excerpts from Peer Gynt, Sibelius: Finlandia.
Music with a View
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Beautiful pictures abound as the orchestra debuts an exciting new video/music creation in a concert filled with picturesque music. Nielsen: Helios Overture, Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Smetana: The Moldau, Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy an Alternative Afternoon concert, featuring the entertaining orchestral work “The Composer is Dead,” with narrative written by Author Daniel Handler, more commonly known as Lemony Snicket. Narration by Bartlesville’s own Joe Sears will add to the enjoyment of young and old alike. The concert will be showing at Oklahoma Wesleyan University Chapel Fine Arts Center.
The Magical Music of Disney
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Delight to the music of the great Disney animations, replete with video of all those memorable characters. Coming directly from the Disney Concert Library this combination of live music with memorable visuals is sure to please all ages in our season finale.
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