OK Mozart

The 30th annual music and arts festival opens on a stellar note.

Photo by Scott Simontacchi, courtesy Sugar Hill Records.

Sarah Jarosz. Photo by Scott Simontacchi, courtesy Sugar Hill Records.

Opens Saturday, June 7

If you’ve ever dropped in on OK Mozart, you know there’s more to the music festival than Mozart. After three decades, the showcase of art has gone from a mainstay for classical and chamber music performances to a celebration of all music. And these days, OK Mozart invites artists of all kinds – visual arts to theatrical – to Bartlesville’s venues. One location, however, is most prominent to the festival, and that’s the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd. There, visitors this year will hear the masterful pianist John Kimura Parker, rising folk star Sarah Jarosz and the festival’s resident Amici New York Orchestra. Don’t restrict yourself to the center, however. The Miro Quartet plays at the city’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, while the orchestra brings patriotic numbers to the lawn at nearby Woolaroc Museum. Visit www.okmozart.com to see who’s playing where between Saturday, June 7, and Saturday, June 14.

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