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September 14, 2013

A concert for Norman

NORMAN — The Norman Philharmonic Orchestra has dazzled Norman audiences in its first two seasons. The 1,200-seat Nancy O’Brian Center for Performing Arts was packed for the inaugural concert in January of 2012 and the premiere of the anthem for Norman.

The orchestra’s goal is to offer innovative, standard-setting chamber music, commission new works from American composers, excite the youth of Oklahoma about symphonic music and establish Norman as the center of excellence in the arts of Oklahoma.

Sunday afternoon, our own 41-person professional chamber orchestra, led by OU Professor Richard Zielinski, will be back in business at 3 p.m. at the O’Brian Center, 1809 Stubbeman Ave. Norman Public School students were treated to mini-concerts Friday.

Guest composer John Mackey’s work has been performed around the world. Within the first few minutes of rehearsing with Norman’s orchestra, he was excited about the caliber of the performers.

We’ll see you there Sunday afternoon at 3. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

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