OSU’s Symphonic Orchestra starting “Season of Celebrations” with Thursday concert

OSU Smphonic Orchestra's Three Cheers for Tchaikovsky

OSU Symphonic Orchestra playing Polonaise by Tchaikovsky. 

There’s much to celebrate this year. To help celebrate, Oklahoma State University's Symphonic Orchestra is kicking off their concert series “Season of Celebrations” with their concert “Looking Back, Moving Forward” Thursday at 7:30pm in the Seretean Center.

Thomas Dickey, the conductor, plans to have each concert this season celebrate historic milestones while also highlighting important and underrepresented composers. 

“I want the audience to know that the OSU Symphony Orchestra is committed to lifting up and celebrating all types of composers and performers, ranging from familiar names like Haydn and Beethoven, to the Native American and African American communities who inspired Dvora,” Dickey said.  “We are also quite excited about our upcoming concerts that will celebrate female composers and composers of color.”

Thursday night’s concert highlights include “The World on the Moon” by Fraz Joseph to honor the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon and Heather Lanner performing Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto for an early celebration of Beethoven’s 250 birthday. It will also include the centennial of the 19th amendment and Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony inspired by Native American melodies and African American spirituals. 

Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for general admission.