Discovery
Family Series

Sundays at 2pm

Share the joy of music with the children in your life. Each one-hour concert is designed to entertain and educate youngsters ages 4 to 13 years. These concerts set children on the path to a life-long love of music.

Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at the OKC Civic Center
Join the pre-concert FUN at 1:00 p.m. in the lobby! Instrument Playground, Conductor's Corner, meet the performers and more. Free with ticket purchase.

3-concert Season Tickets = $21
Single ticket per concert = $9
General Admission

 


 

Join the Kid's Club!

Add the Kid's Club to your Discovery Subscription -- Only $18:

  1. Club membership card
  2. T-shirt
  3. Quarterly newsletter
  4. a gift at every concert
  5. a birthday card in the mail

Call us at 405-TICKETS :: 842-5387 for membership information.


Discovery

 

        

Cartoon Classics
Sunday, October 5, 2014

From Bugs Bunny to The Muppets, cartoons have featured music that children love. We'll pick the best and have some fun!




Knights & Princesses
Sunday, February 8, 2015

Fairlytales come to life at the Philharmonic with the music of Cinderella, Romeo & Juliet and Beauty and the Beast. Kids are welcome to dress as their favorite character.


A Concert For The Planet
Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Philharmonic salutes Mother Nature in this concert. Music about the earth, the sky and water share the beauty of nature in a special way. Have an orchestral adventure and celebrate the earth with us!

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Conductor Matthew Troy

Matthew Thomas Troy is entering his sixth season as Associate Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony. He also serves as the music director of the Youth Symphony, which he has led to a higher level of artistic excellence, having opened the 2010-2011 Season with a world premiere and led the 2011-2012 ensemble to a performance at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Troy is very excited to conduct the Winston-Salem Symphony on Pops, Discovery, Holiday Pops, and Youth Symphony concerts throughout the 2014-2015 Season. This year Troy will also continue his appointment as Education Conductor with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, where he conducts the Discovery and Educational Concert Series.

Troy has previously held positions as conductor of the Fibonacci Chamber Orchestra, the Wake Forest University Orchestra, and the Salisbury Youth Orchestra. He has also served as assistant conductor of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Symphony Orchestra. Troy has led performances with many internationally renowned soloists, including Midori, Anthony Dean Griffey, Eileen Ivers, and many others. Last season, Troy led an inspiring performance by the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Messiah Festival Chorus of Handel’s Messiah in its entirety with only 12 hours notice.

A passionate advocate for orchestral music and music education
As a viola/ violin faculty member at the Music Academy of North Carolina, Troy received awards for teaching excellence. Troy is a frequent conductor/ clinician and has led numerous high school and middle school All-State and All-County clinics throughout North Carolina. In 2010 Troy created an innovative educational program that partnered the Winston-Salem Symphony with a San Francisco based non-profit organization call the African Library Project. This program, created in conjunction with the popular Mary Starling Educational concerts, used music and a corresponding short story competition to focus on the importance of literacy both locally and abroad. Through this program the Winston-Salem Symphony raised over 50,000 books to start 50 new libraries for schools in Botswana, while allowing three students in Winston-Salem the opportunity to receive new instruments and music lessons. This program garnered national attention, and Troy was invited to lead a presentation on the project at the 2010 League of American Orchestras conference in Atlanta. For this program Troy also received the 2010 Compassion In Action Award from the African Library Project.

Troy maintains an active guest conducting schedule and has led performances with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Carolina Chamber Symphony, Kensington Consort, the Philharmonia of Greensboro, Gate City Camerata, and the Triad Chamber Music Society. Troy has also competed in the Jordania International Conducting Competition.

Troy earned a bachelor’s degree in music at UNCG, where he also completed his master’s degree in orchestral conducting as a student of Maestro Robert Gutter. He also has studied at the prestigious Pierre Monteux School under Maestro Michael Jinbo and with renowned conducting pedagogues Maestro Gerard Schwarz and Maestro Kenneth Kiesler at the Conductors Retreat at Medomak.

In addition to his conducting engagements, Troy also keeps a very active schedule as a public speaker and is a member of the Conductors Guild, League of American Orchestras, and the Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Music Society. In his free time, he enjoys reading, studying new music, traveling, and singing.