Every year talent of the highest caliber arrives in Bartlesville for a three-day festival that allows Oklahomans and visitors from across the country to experience music and culture with international significance.
The OK Mozart International Festival first drew its curtains in 1983. Now in its 31st year, the festival’s line-up is expected to be better than ever as it celebrates the music of Italy.
For an entire week, enjoy concerts performed at multiple venues throughout Bartlesville. Featured artists include Maestro Constantine Kitsopoulos, who has conducted orchestras in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Royal Albert Hall; vocalists from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni and Requiem casts; Louise Owen, the “Kitchen Fiddler,” a violinist who has studied the art since she was 3 years old and is now a member of the American Sinfonietta; OK Mozart Festival’s orchestra-in-residence, Amici New York Orchestra; and more.
Also hear from the Tulsa Youth Orchestra, the Bartlesville Choral Society conducted by Susan Mueller and Courtney Crouse and Matthew Denman, two Oklahoma City University professors, who will intrigue with their sound that fuses the classical guitar with a mezzo soprano voice.
Fill up on Italian culture at the L’Amore D’Italia Gala Ball, a black tie evening of dinner and dance with music by members of the Amici New York Orchestra.
Throughout the week, 51 showcase events will provide guests with musical, historical and educational activities of all cultural flavors. Events include a West African drumming concert; performances by Travis Dunlap, Wade Daniels and Lenny Baker; architectural tours; Broadway favorites sung by classical baritone Dr. Jonathan Stewart and more.
This year the OK Mozart International Festival, celebrating the 259th anniversary of Wolfgang Mozart’s birth, will run Saturday, June 6 through Saturday, June 13. It’s set to be an incredible week of music, entertainment, education and culture. For a full schedule, event descriptions and ticket information, visit www.okmozart.com.