2018-2019 Season Calendar

2018-2019 Performances and Events

For an overview of the season rehearsal calendar, click here


Admission to regular season concerts is $5 for an individual, $10 for a family (up to six) and $2 for students with a valid ID unless otherwise noted. All tickets are general admission and available only on the day of the concert.

OKCity Card Holders can enjoy 50% off concert admission on the concert day when they present their card at the box office. For more information on the Allied Arts City Card, please visit www.okcitycard.com – be sure to tell them the Member Agency Oklahoma Youth Orchestras sent you!

Family’s First Concerts – We know it can be stressful to bring young children to a concert setting, and encourage you to try Oklahoma Youth Orchestras as your Family’s First Concert. Family Passes available for most concerts – email your interest to  Melody Garza at mgarza@oyomusic.org. 



Recordings are available for purchase for each regular season concert unless otherwise noted. 

Please note that some information may change as the season progresses. Check back here to see the most up-to-date information.



Season Finale Concerts
May 5, 2019 – Sunday
2PM – Festival Strings, Philharmonia, Sinfonia, and OYP
Featuring a new work by our OCU Composer-in-Residence. Arrive early to hear a prelude performance by Rockin’ Strings in the lobby.
6PM – Chamber Orchestra, OYW, and OYO
Featuring the winner of the OYW Conducting Competition, a winner of the OYO Concerto Competition, and all of our graduating seniors!  Arrive early to view local student artwork and hear a prelude performance by OYG in the lobby.

Location: Oklahoma City Community College Performing Arts Center 



Additional opportunities are developed throughout the year with sufficient notice provided to families.

PAST EVENTS:

Annual Meeting for Parents
September 10, 2018 –
Monday at 7:00PM
Admission to this event is FREE
Location: OKCU Atrium

Fall Concerts
November 4, 2018
 – Sunday
2PM – Philharmonia, Chamber Orchestra, and OYO
6PM –  OYP*, Sinfonia, and OYW
Location: OKCU Petree Recital Hall
* featuring “One Week,” a 1920 silent film starring Buster Keaton, arranged by Ben Model of www.silentfilmmusic.com

Festival Strings Concert
November 5, 2018
– Monday rehearsal at 5:30PM, Concert at 7:00PM

Location: OKCU Atrium and Petree Recital Hall
Admission to this concert is FREE
This performance will not be recorded

Alumni Invitational with OYO and OYW
Calling all Alums – bring your instrument and join us for a fun night of music and reconnecting with friends

January 7, 2019 – Monday at 6:15PM and 7:30PM
Location: OKCU Rehearsal Halls

Spring Concert with OYO and OYP
February 3, 2019 
– Sunday at 3PM
Location: Nancy O’Brian Center for Performing Arts in Norman
Featuring the winner of the OYO Concerto Competition

Guest Conductors Concert with Philharmonia, Sinfonia, and Chamber Orchestra
February 10, 2019
 – Sunday workshops at 1:30PM, Concert at 4:30PM

Location: OKCU Rehearsal Halls and Petree Recital Hall
String Ensembles will rehearse with guest conductors in the time preceding the concert
OYG will perform at the beginning of this concert

OYP and Percussion Ensemble Perform at 2019 Open House
February 25, 2019 – Monday at 7PM
Location: OKCU Atrium
Admission to this event is FREE
Rehearsal tours to follow – new students invited to bring instruments and join rehearsals

SPECIAL SPRING CONCERT FEATURING BRIAN BALMAGES
A Partnership Concert with OYW and the Oklahoma City Symphonic Band
March 5, 2019 – Tuesday at 7:30PM
Location: OKCU Petree Recital Hall
Admission to this concert is FREE
Reception for music educators to follow

Spring Tour with Festival Strings
March 9, 2019 – Saturday from 8:30AM to 12PM
Location: Various, bus departs from OKCU and ends at Incredible Pizza
Bus tour to local assisted living centers and group lunch activity


Please note that the calendar provided on this webpage is the most up-to-date information. This webpage has been updated as recently as 3/26/19