City orchestra season start date confirmed

April 14, 2018 by  

Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate begins his first season of leadership at the Oklahoma City Philharmonic this fall.

September 15 will mark the start of the 2018-19 season, as well as Mickelthwate’s plans for the world famous orchestra. This Classics season will be all about reintroducing classical pieces in new, modern contexts, with the goal of creating a completely new experience for listeners.

The season will also feature collaborations from Canterbury Voices providing both classics such as Beethoven’s ‘Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Choral)’, and modern innovations like Tan Dun’s ‘Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds’.

Additional performances throughout the season will feature violinist Simone Porter, Chickasaw classical composer Jerod ‘Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, as well as Violinist Gregory Lee. The Civic Center Music Hall will host all concert performances, with season ticket renewals and new subscriptions now open.

The Classics season closes next year in May and will feature Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Along with the Classics season, OKC Philharmonic will also perform its 2018-19 Pops concert series. It starts October 12-13, and features ‘American Idol’ star Melinda Doolittle. All tickets and additional information can be obtained by going to the orchestra’s website or by calling the box office.

Orchestras often sell promotional products to help pay for the season’s expenses while advertising its shows. People enjoy souvenirs like shirts and trinkets from special occasions such as going to an orchestra.