Join Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate and the musicians of the OKCPHIL for The Voyage, a musical experience sure to ignite a range of emotions piqued by daring, tumultuous, and serene sea voyages from around the world. Be transported with the compositions by English composer Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Canadian-born composer Danna’s melding of east and western music in Suite from Life of Pi, featuring Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayahri, Sri Lankan-born composer Wijeratne’s Yatra, and the beloved French composer Debussy’s La Mer. Tickets begin at $19 with the performance taking place 8PM at the Civic Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 405-"TICKETS" (842-5387) M-F 9AM - 5PM, or visit www.okcphil.org or www.okccivicenter.com or call 405-297-CCMH.
OKCPHIL Executive Director Agnieszka Rakhmatullaev notes “The OKCPHIL is thrilled to present unique programming that combines works by well-known composers, in addition to brand-new works created by accomplished composers of today. The Voyage will take audiences on a musical journey across the globe while showcasing our phenomenal orchestra.”
Says Alexander Mickelthwate, “This program is created around the magical film music of the Suite of Life of Pi, the voyage of an Indian boy who survives 227 days with a Bengal Tiger in a small life boat. It is about confronting your greatest fears, it is about confronting the power of sheer, natural beauty, and it is at the end about a spiritual journey reflected in East Indian sounds and instruments and a symphony orchestra. It will feature East Indian musicians, including Academy Award-nominated, Indian Carnatic music vocalist Bombay Jayashri. Framing this program are two works embodying an oceanic journey from differing world views, English composer Britten Four Sea Interludes and the French impressionism of Debussy’s La Mer. And to add an additional spiritual element I’ve included a short work by Sri Lankan composer Dinuk Wijeratne to give the program an authentic East Indian/Sri Lankan musical voice.”
Join Mickelthwate for a concert preview talk in the Thelma Gaylord Theater, FREE to all ticket holders, at 7PM.
The OKCPHIL is pleased to have Inasmuch Foundation as presenting sponsor for the 2019-2020 Classics Series, with additional support from the OGE ENERGY CORPORATION. Together with these sponsors the Phil is orchestrating passion for excellence in orchestral music in central Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic has gained recognition as one of the nation’s premier regional orchestras. Tracing its roots to 1924, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic was formed in 1988 under the musical direction of Founder and Music Director Emeritus Joel Levine and began a new era with the passing of the baton to Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate in 2018. The Orchestra remains steadfast in its mission “to provide inspiration and joy for the community through orchestral music.” Through its consistent commitment to excellence, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic strives to enrich lives, expand cultural development, educate future generations, and provide audiences with a diverse and inspirational performance experience. Committed to expanding its reach well beyond the concert hall, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic enjoys a close collaborative relationship with Oklahoma’s colleges and universities as well as the city’s other premier arts organizations including Oklahoma City Ballet and Canterbury Voices. Additionally, the Phil presents the free, annual Red, White and Boom concert on July 3rd. This event includes a spectacular fireworks display and is attended by thousands from across the metro each year. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 405-"TICKETS" (842-5387), or visit okcphilharmonic.org.