Bartlesville anticipates OK Mozart approach

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – Whether your idea fun is a night of classical music or riding the cutting edge of acoustic alchemy, B’ville has plenty of good times dialed up in the months to come.

Coming to a triumphant close for the season, the ever-popular OKM Original Artist Concert Series grand finale will be taking place in Bartlesville on May 14. Not to be missed, this concert is bringing together the famous Amici New York String Quartet along with the Fort Collins, Colo. virtuoso contemporary string quartet that is none of than SHEL. The event will take place on the stage of the Frank Phillips Club within the Kress Building (206 SE Frank Phillips Boulevard). Doors will open as the sun begins its descent at 7 p.m. Classical music fans will want to get their tickets soon, as it is rumored that the two groups will conclude the evening with a set of collaborative musical meshing that is sure to a treat for the ears. OK Mozart organizers are excited about the popularity of the event and hope that the concert will lead to an increased interest in the spectacular music that the OK Mozart concert series brings to the state each year. Tickets are $32 for General Admission or $72 for VIP tickets that include meet-and-greet access to SHEL as well as beverages during the performance. Either can be purchased online at www.okmozart.com or in person at the Bartlesville Community Center.

While at the official OK Mozart website be sure to snag passes to the week-long (June 7-14) festival which features performances by Sarah Jarosz, the Miro Quartet, Jon Kimura Parker, and countless others. Also, keep your eyes peeled for the June issue of Currentland Magazine for our exclusive coverage of the 30th annual OK Mozart International Festival.

-Ken Lane, Currentland