2010-2011 Season

October 9, 2010: Ansel Adams: America

Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

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A powerful new multimedia experience – the stunning photography of Ansel Adams projected above the orchestra and accompanied by exciting new music composed for the photographs by the great Dave Brubeck. Dave’s son Chris also makes a return appearance to perform with the symphony in the American Premiere of his Concerto for Trumpet and Trombone “The Blues and Beyond”. Also featured in this work will be the symphony’s Principal Trumpet Stephen Goforth. A wonderful concert is in store, full of incredible visual images and innovative and exciting music. Program will also include California composer Elinor Remick Warren’s seldom-heard “Along the Western Shore”, an evocative work from the 1940′s portraying picturesque California scenes.

November 20, 2010: Joshua Roman

(NOTE: This replaces the formerly scheduled: From Football to Opera.)

Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.

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An exciting announcement! Coming to fill in for the ailing Lawrence Harris is cellist Joshua Roman — an Oklahoma native who has risen to the top in just a few short years. He has been called “a classical rock star.” Come see what the excitement is about! Roman’s performance will feature Dvorak’s beloved concerto.

January 15, 2011: Genius on the Edge

Saturday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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Some of history’s greatest artists have also been the most troubled. Explore the fine line between genius and madness — inspiration and insanity — brilliance and recklessness.

Maestro Lauren Green conducts a symphonic sampler of some of the greatest music in the repertoire, all produced by composers who not only struggled with their art, but often with their very lives.

The program will include movements from Tchaikovski’s Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”, Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances”, plus music of Berlioz and Scriabin.

Out of emotional depths comes the height of beauty! A sonic spectacular, not to be missed!

February 6, 2011: Symphonic Safari

Sunday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m.

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Join the symphony on a journey to far-off places — distant locales around the world or maybe even wonderful new destinations in your mind! This fun afternoon concert is for the whole family and the winners of the annual Young Artist Competition will join us on our adventure. All aboard!

March 5, 2011: GRIEGarious

Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

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The thrilling Grieg Piano Concerto, performed by the phenomenal young pianist Ian Parker, provides the centerpiece for a scintillating evening of beautiful symphonic music. If January’s concert was “Genius on the Edge” this concert could be termed “Genius in the Mainstream”, featuring beautiful music of several composers who led happy, productive–and fairly normal–lives.

Surrounding the popular Grieg masterpiece will be Mendelssohn’s “Fingal’s Cave Overture”, David Ott’s ethereal “Water Garden” and a suite of music from Richard Strauss’ monumental and passionate Der Rosenkavalier.

Great music played by great musicians — sure to enrapture all who hear!

May 14, 2011: BEATLESville

Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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The music of the Fab Four comes to Bartlesville! Seven multitalented singers and players of Jeans ‘n Classics team up with symphony and chorus for a full evening of all your favorites. The Bartlesville Choral Society will join with the orchestra and guest soloists as we relive those golden days and rock out to all those great songs. You CAN go home again! Welcome back to the 60′s!

This will be a night to remember!

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