OK Mozart Music Festival Finalizing Plans for 2011 Launch Party

Following the huge success of last year’s event, OK MOZART will officially kick off its season with a gala Launch Party at Bartlesville Community Center on Thursday, Feb, 24 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. At that time, Executive Director Shane Jewell will announce the lineup of musicians and celebrated artists for the 2011 Festival season, as well as provide highlights of other specially planned activities.

Last year’s Launch Party was a sold out event that drew an eager crowd who came to hear about OKM’s innovative changes. With Joshua Bell giving Grand Finale performances in Bartlesville and Oklahoma City; the 2011 OK MOZART Festival is coming back with a lineup that promises to be even more exciting.

Tickets for the Launch Party are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and will include complimentary food, beer, wine and soft drinks. Tickets to the 2011 OK Mozart Festival will be offered as door prizes. Tickets will also be available at a special one-night-only pre-season discount. In addition, OK Mozart Showcase performer, John Fullbright will provide live music for everyone’s listening and dancing pleasure for this festive evening. Immediately following, Frank and Lola’s will host an After Party with Truckstop Honeymoon performing.

“We were amazed at the response last year, with a very appreciative crowd and record number of season tickets sold, we are preparing for a similar response from the community this year. Not only did we have a great response from our locals, but the state-wide response was quite remarkable. We are extremely excited about this year and can’t wait to unveil our season line-up for 2011,” Shane says. “On top of a wonderful evening of entertainment, this will also be the first opportunity for season tickets to be purchased at a highly discounted rate. Certainly an event you don’t want to miss!”

For more information on the Launch Party or to purchase advance tickets for the event, visit the new OK MOZART Festival office at 415 South Dewey in Bartlesville, or call 918-336-9800. Tickets may also be purchased by phone or at www.okmozart.com by using a credit card.

OK MOZART, Oklahoma’s Premier Music Festival

The OK MOZART International Festival takes place every June in Bartlesville, Oklahoma 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 . This year OK MOZART was nominated by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits for the Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence Award. The American Bus Association selected the OK Mozart Festival as one of the Top 100 Bus Tour Events in North America for 2011.

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 ten-day festival. These include many daytime Showcase Events — mini-concerts, talks and tours. 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. To learn more about patron
benefits and sponsorship opportunities, call the Festival office at 918-336-9900 ×13.

Updated 02-10-2011

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