OK Mozart Kicks Off Season

JACOB FRED TO APPEAR: OK Mozart is thrilled to welcome Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey for its first performance at OKM with the World Premiere of “Ludwig” and the return of the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra. The event will be held Saturday, June 12 at 8 p.m. in the Bartlesville Community Center. Photographed at the Launch Party are, from left, Jacob Fred members Josh Raymer, Brian Haas and and Chris Combs with OK Mozart Executive Director Shane Jewell. Not photographed from JFJO is Matt Hayes.

DANIEL C. CAMERON for GTR Newspapers

OK Mozart, Oklahoma’s Premier Music Festival, officially kicked off its season with a Launch Party at the Bartlesville Community Center Feb. 25, where Executive Director Shane Jewell announced the lineup of musicians and celebrated artists for the 2010 Festival season. He also provided highlights of other specially planned activities.

The OK Mozart International Festival takes place every June in Bartlesville and is made possible through the support of the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Allied Arts & Humanities Council of Bartlesville, ConocoPhillips, , Accenture and individual, corporate and foundation patrons throughout the .

In addition to its internationally-acclaimed classical and chamber music concert series, OK Mozart presents a variety of performing arts, including dance, jazz, pops and Broadway show tunes, as well as a full program of related cultural events throughout the annual nine-day festival. These include many daytime Showcase Events, including mini-concerts, talks and tours.

OK Mozart has also announced a Spring Concert Series featuring a quartet from the Amici New York Orchestra and Robin Sutherland from the San Francisco Symphony performing. The concerts will be on a tri-city tour including Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Bartlesville, home of the OK Mozart Festival. Receptions will follow the Tulsa and Bartlesville performances so the audience may meet and talk with our guest artists.

The Tulsa Spring Series will be held Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Tulsa Ballet Studio K, 1212 E. 45th Pl. Tickets can be purchased online at www.myticketoffice.com. Call (918) 749-6407 or in-person at Studio K Box Office at Tulsa Ballet, http://studioktulsa.com.

The Bartlesville Spring series will be held Wednesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Chapel – Fine Arts Building. For tickets, call (918) 366-9800 or in-person at OK Mozart Box Office at 500-A S. Dewey.

This year, OK Mozart has added three new incredible nights of Spring Concerts plus a 2010 OK Mozart Festival lineup that promises to be even more exciting.

“We are so excited to be able to produce an off-season concert that reaches beyond the borders of Bartlesville. OK Mozart draws its audiences from around the state and region and this is a unique opportunity to bring the same quality entertainment we offer at our festival to our surrounding neighbors in Oklahoma,” Jewell says.

Tickets for the OKM’s Spring Concert Series are $15 for students and $35 for adults and are now on sale. For more information on the Spring Concert Series or to purchase advance tickets for the event, call the appropriate Box Office above or the OK Mozart office at (918) 336-9900.

The OK MOZART Festival is produced by OK MOZART, Inc., a non-profit 501©(3) organization.

For more information on the festival, visit www.okmozart.com.

Updated 03-24-2010

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