Showcasing Culture - Dining, Wine, Restaurants
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, as it begins its 2003-2004 season, continues a tradition of more than 75 years of orchestral music in Oklahoma City. This rich history has included appearances by the world's leading artists, international radio and television broadcasts, recordings and numerous tours.
Under the direction of Maestro Joel Levine, the Philharmonic offers a variety of concerts to central Oklahoma including eight Classics Series concerts, six Pops Series concerts, three Discovery Family Series concerts, youth concerts for grade-school children in the metropolitan area and provides orchestra services to Ballet Oklahoma and Canterbury Choral Society. In addition, the Philharmonic participates in many special programs throughout each season including concerts around the state.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art in the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center is a privately funded, 110,000 square-foot, three-story facility in the downtown arts district. The first floor special exhibition gallery offers world class traveling exhibitions. The permanent collection includes more than 3,000 works, featuring European, Asian and American art. In addition to the galleries, you will find a 252-seat theater, home to the region's most comprehensive film program, Museum Store, Museum Cafe, a Library/Resource Center and a state-of-the-art Education Center.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art fosters appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts through exhibition, education, collection and preservation.
The Oklahoma Opry, for the last twenty-six years, has had performances every Saturday night, 52 weeks out of the year, using a live band with ten to twelve artists performing traditional and contemporary country music and featuring gospel, blue grass, and classic fifties music. Special programs throughout the year include our anniversary show held in March, the awards show held in October, and a Christmas show held in December. The main objective of the Oklahoma Opry is to be a showcase for up and coming artists in the country music industry, and to provide entertainment in a family atmosphere.
The mission of the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, Inc. (OIBF) is to organize an annual world class festival; to support the bluegrass industry in Oklahoma, to edcate the people of Oklahoma and beyond about bluegrass music, its history and dominance in Oklahoma, and to promote the annual festival throughout the state, creating an on-going state resource that serves Oklahoma's economic development. As a nonprofit corporation, our primary goal is to support youth through music scholarships and continuing music education opportunitites.