The 31st annual OK Mozart International Music Festival has announced its official lineup for the 2015 season set to take place Saturday, June 6 through Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The festival is known for bringing the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma by producing a multi-day festival with professional orchestra musicians, concert artists and musical performances of artistic excellence for an event with international significance.
OK Mozart’s Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 6, has been given a brand new air of excitement with a change in venue and an all-day, multi-faceted program including a first-time Fun Run. Additional activities for opening day include tours of Prairie Song’s historically recreated 1800s Old West town, live music by the Corky Davis Country Swing Band, pony rides, tribal dancing, a petting zoo, do-it-yourself branding irons, wagon rides and more with a free admission to the evening’s performance at the Bartlesville Community Center.
Highlights throughout the week include “A Musical Tour of Italy” featuring violinist, Chad Hoopes, and performances by renowned pianist Jon Kimura Parker, Aeolus Quartet, Louise Owen, the Spencer-Prentiss/Becky Wallace Chamber, Amici New York and more.
“The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to be a Master Class Sponsor for OK Mozart this year, as it will provide hands-on instruction and inspiration from world-renowned musicians right here in our very own backyard,” said Tava Maloy Sofsky, director of OF+MO.
Music students in orchestra and band from Bartlesville and surrounding areas will gain valuable instruction from the members of the Amici New York Orchestra through the festival’s Master Classes.
“OK Mozart is so grateful for the support of OF+MO. Both organizations are vitally interested in growing Oklahoma’s tourism as well as in the growth of Oklahoma’s artistic community,” said Randy Thompson, Executive Director of OK Mozart International Music Festival.
For more information or to sign up for the 2015 Master Class Workshops, students will need to ask their orchestra or band teacher for an application.
The festival is filled with additional opportunities for learning about music, among them, the many daytime Showcase Events which includes the Children of all ages Showcase Series.
For more information, please visit OKMozart.
About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, The Oklahoma Film + Music Office strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit www.okfilmmusic.org.