The Norman Transcript

Headlines

January 13, 2013

Norman Philharmonic celebrates first anniversary

NORMAN — Come celebrate the Norman Philharmonic’s first anniversary during their upcoming concert featuring American composer Michael Daugherty.

The concert, titled Meet the Composer - Michael Daugherty, highlights three of Daugherty’s pieces alongside a variety of classical favorites at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Nancy O’Brian Performing Arts Center, 1809 N. Stubbeman Ave.

Norman Phil Music and Artistic Director Richard Zielinski said the orchestra will perform three of Daugherty’s compositions including “Raise the Roof” for timpani and orchestra featuring Lance Drege on timpani, “Trail of Tears” for flute and chamber orchestra featuring Valerie Watts on flute, and “On the Air.”

“He’s a wonderful composer,” Zielinski said. “I think he’s going to be very interesting for the audience.”

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 405-579-5442. For more information visit normanphilharmonic.com.

Other pieces on the program include Aaron Copland’s Hoe-Down from “Rodeo” and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21. Students from Norman Public Schools will perform Leopold Mozart’s Toy Symphony in G major alongside the Sooner String Project. The final piece is “Norman Anthem” from “Symphony: Forward” by Libby Larsen.

Zielinski said he hopes the diverse repertoire of the concert appeals to many different audience members, and meets the Norman Phil’s objectives of both entertaining and educating.

The orchestra is performing two educational concerts for NPS students 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Nancy O’Brian Performing Arts Center. The 30-minute concerts are free and open to the public. Zielinski said Daugherty will be present to speak about his music.

In the future, Zielinski has visions of continuing the Norman Phil’s momentum by continuing to bring in American composers and possibly beginning a summer classical music festival in Norman. Ultimately, he said, it’s Norman’s orchestra and it’s whatever the people want it to be.

“I want this to reflect Norman. I think Norman has diversity,” he said. “It’s a beautiful place to live and there’s a lot of great things here in Norman.”

Hannah Cruz366-3533hcruz@normantranscript.com

 

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Headlines
  • Fracking Operation Norman library to host community dialogue about fracking

    Are Oklahoma oil companies an oligarchy that is controlling state policy? Is fracking safe? These and other topics will be the subject of an upcoming Fracking Forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 in the Norman Public Library’s Lowry Room, 225 ...

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Information scarce on ‘dark money’ group in Oklahoma superintendent campaign

    An independent expenditure group that paid for television advertisements opposing State Superintendent Janet Barresi in last month’s primary has not filed required spending reports with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission....

    July 24, 2014

  • Medical examiner says inmate died of an accidental drug overdose

    The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday said a woman found dead in the Cleveland County jail Feb. 23 died of a drug overdose....

    July 24, 2014

  • Ride CART fare free on Ozone Alert Day

    Environmental officials have declared today as an Ozone Alert Day. Passengers ride fare free on Cleveland Area Rapid Transit on Ozone Alert Days....

    July 24, 2014

  • Board votes to delay plan

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s State Board of Education voted on Wednesday for a second time to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal from three education groups that ...

    July 24, 2014

  • Arizona inmate dies two hours after execution begins

    PHOENIX — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S....

    July 24, 2014

  • Man injured in motorcycle wreck ID’d

    Norman police identified a man transported to Norman Regional Hospital’s emergency room after a two-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a car Wednesday....

    July 24, 2014

  • Wine, Organ and Compline at St. Thomas More

    St. Thomas More University Parish, 100 Stinson St., is hosting the Wine, Organ and Compline at 7 p.m. today. The series will begin with a wine and cheese gathering in the atrium, followed by an organ recital presented by guest organist ...

    July 24, 2014

  • 48 dead after Taiwan plane crash

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island today where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities were ...

    July 24, 2014

  • Felonies filed

    The following persons were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office: · Kenneth Leo Turk, 64, aggravated count of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol · Kelly Revonn Turner, 21, ...

    July 24, 2014