Schools


Youth Concerts

More than 17,000 children attend a free school-day Philharmonic concert designed just for youngsters at the Civic Center Music Hall. Presented in the Fall and the Spring, the Philharmonic Youth Concerts are performed eight times each year to accommodate the growing demand for participation by Oklahoma schools. From the 3rd to the 5th grade, and also including beginning orchestra and band students, young music lovers are welcome to attend. Please contact the Philharmonic education coordinator for more information. Information Request.

2013-2014 Youth Concert Registration Form

We've Got Rhythm

Currently, sixty-five schools participate in this award-winning program that serves as an introduction to the orchestra and works in conjunction with the school music programs to follow Oklahoma's PASS (Priority Academic Student Skills) skills. Third graders from all around the metro enjoy three classroom visits and a trip to the Civic Center for a performance by the Philharmonic.

Component #1 -- A trained docent from the Orchestra League presents an overview of the instruments of the orchestra in the classroom and the children get a close-up look at several different instruments.

Component #2 -- A Philharmonic ensemble performs a mini-concert for the children. The musicians talk about their instruments and discuss the elements of music, including melody, harmony and rhythm.

Component #3 -- A Philharmonic musician presents an in-depth look at one particular instrument. The musician shows, tells and plays to demonstrate all the aspects of their instrument. A trained docent from the Orchestra League introduces a few of the pieces the students will be hearing at the Youth Concert, as well as information about the composers.

Component #4 -- Performance -- The participating 3rd graders join hundreds of other children for the Philharmonic's annual YOUTH CONCERTS at the Civic Center, which is a culmination of everything the students have learned from the past three components.

In-class materials -- Each participating teacher receives a teaching kit that includes classroom activities and a music CD that prepares the children for their visit to the Civic Center for the performance. Many teachers play the CD, which includes the music that will be performed at their concert, over and over during study and quiet work periods to familiarize the students with the music. Concert etiquette and other questions are covered in the materials provided.

For teachers in or around the metro-area, contact Michelle Ganson, Education Coordinator, to find out if your school can participate.

Open Rehearsals

Select rehearsals are open to High School and College age musicians as a learning experience. Because this is valuable working time for the conductor and the orchestra, there are restrictions and policies that are enforced. Information about availability and reservations is available by contacting the Philharmonic Education Coordinator.

Restrictions

  • No children under the age of 10 years.
  • Reservations are required. There will be no admittance without advance registration.
  • Reservations must be made by noon the Friday of rehearsal.
  • Admission is restricted to 50 people. Organized school groups may qualify for an exception.
  • Registered attendees must enter through the North or South backstage doors at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown OKC; proceed to the South backstage doors; and proceed to the ramp to meet with Philharmonic Education Coordinator.
  • Check-in will begin 30 minutes before rehearsal begins.
  • No admittance after rehearsal begins -- no exceptions.
  • Attendees will remain seated in the designated area of the hall until break and must leave the theater using the same door through which they entered.
  • Attendees are not allowed in the backstage area of the stage house.

Open Rehearsals for the 2013-2014 Season
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - Andrew von Oeyen, piano - OPEN
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - Jennifer Koh, violin - OPEN
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m. - Garrick Ohlsson, piano - OPEN
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - Conrad Tao, piano - OPEN
Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - Sarah Chang, violin - OPEN
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - Yolanda Kondonassis, harp, and Marina Piccinini, flute - OPEN
NO OPEN REHEARSAL for the April 5, 2014, performance with Yo-Yo Ma, cellist.


Sound Images

Music and Art have inspired generations of creative people. This program guides children grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 to the path of creative expression through art as inspired by orchestral music. Teachers receive materials including a CD and program information. The artwork created by the youngsters is selected for submission to the Philharmonic and a set of competition winners is chosen from all the entries. Winners have their works displayed at the Civic Center.

2013-2014 Sound Images Registration Form

Grade 3

Vincent van Gogh - Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh - Starry Night

Amedeo Modigliani - Portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne in a Large Hat

Amedeo Modigliani - Portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne in a Large Hat

Vincent van Gogh - Sunflowers

Vincent van Gogh - Sunflowers

Dale Chihuly - Oklahoma Persian Ceiling (OKCMOA)

Dale Chihuly - Oklahoma Persian Ceiling (OKCMOA)

Albrecht Durer - Young Hare

Albrecht Durer - Young Hare

Jan van Eyck - The Annunciation

Jan van Eyck - The Annunciation

Braque - Plums, Pears, Nuts and Knife

Braque - Plums, Pears, Nuts and Knife

Piero Della Francesca - The Nativity

Piero Della Francesca - The Nativity

Joan Miro - Dragonfly with Red Wings, Hunting a Snake

Joan Miro - Dragonfly with Red Wings, Hunting a Snake

Grade 4

Michael Ancher - Strandszene

Michael Ancher - Strandszene

Albert Bierstadt - Conway Valley New Hampshire

Albert Bierstadt - Conway Valley New Hampshire

Willem Claeszoon Heda - Breakfast Table with Blackberry Pie

Willem Claeszoon Heda - Breakfast Table with Blackberry Pie

Charles Willson Peale - George Washington (OKCMOA)

Charles Willson Peale - George Washington (OKCMOA)

Lucas Suppin - St. Paul de Vence

Lucas Suppin - St. Paul de Vence

Grade 5

Anna Ancher - Moon Evening Lighthouse

Anna Ancher - Moon Evening Lighthouse

Afroyim - Rainbow

Afroyim - Rainbow

Sir Anthony van Dyck - Anne Villiers, Lady Dalkeith

Sir Anthony van Dyck - Anne Villiers, Lady Dalkeith

Thomas Moran - Falls at Toltec Gorge (OKCMOA)

Thomas Moran - Falls at Toltec Gorge (OKCMOA)

Paul Klee - Fire in the Evening

Paul Klee - Fire in the Evening

Grade 6

Ivan Aivazovsky - Storm

Ivan Aivazovsky - Storm

Michael Ancher - Skagen Fisherman

Michael Ancher - Skagen Fisherman

William Adolphe Bouguereau - The Bohemian

William Adolphe Bouguereau - The Bohemian

Valentin Alexandrovich Serov -  The Girl with Peaches

Valentin Alexandrovich Serov - The Girl with Peaches

Roger Noel Francois de la Fresnaye - The Conquest of the Air

Roger Noel Francois de la Fresnaye - The Conquest of the Air

Grade 7

Anna Boch - The Shores of Brittany

Anna Boch - The Shores of Brittany

Soshana Afroyim - Alone in Mexico

Soshana Afroyim - Alone in Mexico

Thomas Eakins - Portrait of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth

Thomas Eakins - Portrait of Sarah Sagehorn Frishmuth

Vincent van Gogh - Painter on His Way to Work

Vincent van Gogh - Painter on His Way to Work

Roger-Noël-François de La Fresnaye - Sitzender Mann

Roger-Noël-François de La Fresnaye - Sitzender Mann

Grade 8

Vincent van Gogh - Painter on His Way to Work

Vincent van Gogh - Painter on His Way to Work

Anna Ancher - Evening Prayer

Anna Ancher - Evening Prayer

Sir Anthony van Dyck - 2nd Earl Of Dunfermline

Sir Anthony van Dyck - 2nd Earl Of Dunfermline

Grigory Gagarin - The Alexander Column in Scaffolding

Grigory Gagarin - The Alexander Column in Scaffolding

Paul Cézanne  - Mont Saint-Victoire

Paul Cézanne - Mont Saint-Victoire