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September 13, 2013

Norman Philharmonic kicks off a new season

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Larsen also participates in several educational assemblies to teach Norman School District students and other community members about her creative process.

April 2012

The Norman Philharmonic, in conjunction with University of Oklahoma Choirs and members of the Oklahoma Festival Ballet, performs Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” with ballet for the first time in America.

Though the dress rehearsal and first performance were canceled because of tumultuous weather, the final performance at OU’s Sharp Concert Hall goes on without a hitch.

A total of 19 dancers perform to narration — derived from the books of Genesis and Psalms, as well as John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” — about the timeless account of the Old Testament story.

August 2012

A touring company composed of musicians and dancers performs “The Creation” at a Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.

November 2012

Titled “A Simple Gift,” the philharmonic’s Nov. 2012 concert benefits Food And Shelter, Inc., with the ultimate goal of raising sufficient funds to provide 500 nights of shelter for those in need.

Though ticket sales went towards the fundraiser, money and food donations are also accepted during the concert, held at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church.

The winner of the philharmonic’s Christmas Carol Competition debuts their piece during the concert.

January 2013

Grammy Award-winning American composer Michael Daugherty’s work is featured at the philharmonic’s one-year anniversary concert.

The concert, titled “Meet the Composer - Michael Daugherty,” highlights three of Daugherty’s pieces as well as a variety of classical favorites at the Nancy O’Brian Center for the Performing Arts. The end of the event includes a performance of “Norman Anthem.”

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