Oklahoma City, OK, June 9, 2017: -
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents the 11th annual Red White & Boom concert – a free Independence Day celebration concert and fireworks display, Monday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m. at State Fair Park.
PHIL the Momentum as you join the OKC Phil for its annual gift to Oklahoma City. The concert is made possible through the committed support of The Inasmuch Foundation and other local businesses and individuals.
Led by Maestro Joel Levine, the family-friendly, 90 minute concert offers a variety of musical selections including Oklahoma!, All That Jazz, Riding High, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, a special rendition of The Trolley Song to celebrate our new light rail system, PLUS Stars and Stripes and other patriotic favorites! Performing with the Philharmonic are some of Oklahoma’s finest vocal talent including Vince Leseney, Renee Anderson and Matt Govich as well as other members of the Philharmonic Pops Chorale, directed by Vince Leseney. The concert concludes with the City’s most spectacular fireworks display. Gates open at 6:00pm, parking is free, and entrance to the park is available through gates 5 and 6. On-site concessions will be available, and outside alcohol, glass bottles and pets are not permitted. For more information go to http://okcphil.org/rwb
Says OKC Phil Executive Director Eddie Walker, “This free concert, presented as a gift to our entire community, is one of our favorite events of the year. We love providing meaningful opportunities to enjoy great music, and we hope everyone joins us for this wonderful celebration.”
In addition to the founding presenting sponsor, the Inasmuch Foundation, support is provided by Dick and Glenna Tanenbaum, The Oklahoman, State Fair Park, Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Magic 104.1 FM, the Oklahoma Arts Council, Allied Arts, and Adventure Road.
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 Joel Levine and has remained 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 cities other premier arts organizations including the Oklahoma City Ballet and Canterbury Voices. For more information or to purchase season tickets, call 405-"TICKETS" (842-5387), or visit okcphilharmonic.org.