The life-enriching events we have missed are finally returning! Many have deeply yearned for live music over the last year and a half, so the excitement and richly rewarding sounds of concerts will be literal music to their ears.
One of the most anticipated local performance series every year is that of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, known as the OKC Phil. This 2021-2022 season brings with it great anticipation.
Since the addition of German music director and conductor Alexander Mickelthwate in 2018, the creativity and fresh programming for the philharmonic is evident. Both the community and performers are primed and ready for an amazing season.
“I am excited about all of it—adventurous programming, living composers, being able to see my colleagues smile while playing, and being able to bring more music to more people!” said Dr. Jamie Wind Whitmarsh, principal timpanist.
Opening night is Sept. 11, 2021. Upcoming concerts include:
The Music of Billy Joel (Nov. 5-6)
Rachmaninoff Festival (Jan. 8)
Masters of the Musical Theater (Jan. 21-22)
Star Wars Episode IV—A New Hope (April 8-9)
Oklahoma Stories (April 20)
The OKC Phil is also offering an opportunity for families to share the joy of music with the children 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.” Through a variety of education programs, the OKC Phil impacts more than 35,000 individuals annually.
For more information on the OKC Philharmonic, including ticket prices and packages, visit okcphil.org.