Oklahoma City—One of the highlights of the social season returns as the Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents the annual Maestro’s Ball, Friday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. 

The theme for this year is “The Grand Masquerade.”

The event is chaired by Debra and Kristian Kos, alongside honorary co-chairs Yvette and Joseph Fleckinger.

“As long-time supporters of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, we are honored to chair this year’s Maestro’s Ball,” said Debra Kos. “The ‘Grand Masquerade’ theme is reflective of masked balls popularized in mainland Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera has provided great inspiration for the overall mood and look of the event.”

The attire for the ball is black tie and guests are encouraged to wear a mask fitting of the era. Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne will treat attendees to a special performance. Additionally, Byrne will lead the OKCPHIL’s opening Chickasaw Nation Pops Series performance “From Chinatown to La La Land.” Nov. 3-4.

Proceeds from Maestro’s Ball benefits the “We’ve Got Rhythm” program, which brings high-caliber music education to the classrooms of underserved communities throughout the state of Oklahoma.

“This program not only provides access to instruments and hands-on learning experiences, but also an opportunity for students to attend a youth concert and put into practice all they have learned,” Kos added. “Kristian and I are fully supportive of ‘We’ve Got Rhythm’ and the positive impact it has on our community at large.”

Presenting Sponsors are Glenna & Dick Tanenbaum, who are also Special Event Honorees. Platinum Sponsors are Dr. Margaret Freede and BancFirst.

Tickets for The Grand Masquerade Maestro’s Ball are available at okcphil.org or by phone at (405) 842-5387.