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November 26, 2012

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NORMAN —

Many of the attendees enjoyed the opportunity to listen to the philharmonic perform, which was led by Richard Zielinski, music and artistic director.

“I really enjoyed hearing ‘Appalachian Spring’ live,” said Daphne Fix, of Norman. “To hear it in person was very unique and a wonderful opportunity.”

Fix said she had never heard the song performed live but had studied it over the years.

“It’s marvelous that Norman has a philharmonic. It’s something very special we haven’t had,” said Nancy Gray, of Norman.

Gray attended the concert with her sister, Judy Wisley, of Norman, who said she particularly enjoyed “Ballet for Martha.”

The concert opened with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, which features flute, oboe violin and trumpet, including OU faculty artists Beth Sievers, concertmaster; Karl Sievers, trumpet; Valerie Watts, flute; and Oklahoma City Philharmonic oboist Lisa Harvey-Reed.

Next on the program was Howard Hanson’s 1945 Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings, Op. 35, featuring Valerie Watts on flute and Gaye LeBlanc on harp. That was followed by Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring Suite” performed by the Norman Phil from the original score, with projection of the famed 1944 ballet choreographed by Martha Graham. Special thanks are due to the Martha Graham Foundation.

Also on the program were Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (A Little Night Music) and Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting.” The concert concluded with a holiday presentation of the Christmas hymn “What Child is This” and a new work by the winner of the Norman Phil’s Christmas Carol Competition.

The concert was funded in part by the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, the Norman Arts Council and the Norman Hotel Fund, McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, the Kerr Foundation and the Ad Astra Foundation in Oklahoma City.

For more information about Food and Shelter, visit www.foodandshelterinc.org. For more information about the Norman Philharmonic, visit www.NormanPhil.com.

Jessica Bruha366-3540jbruha@normantranscript.com

 

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