Oklahoma Community Orchestra presents JFK remembrance

The Oklahoma Community Orchestra will honor former president John F. Kennedy with its second concert of the 2013-14 season, scheduled for Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Oklahoma Christian University’s Hardeman Auditorium.

This is the 30th season for the OCO, the university’s “orchestra-in-residence.” Several OC students, alumni and faculty perform in the orchestra. OC Professor of Music Dr. John Fletcher is in his 10th season as the OCO’s conductor.

As many people celebrate the legacy of President Kennedy this month, the orchestra will offer a variety of musical remembrances. Selections will include Leonard Bernstein’s Fanfare for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy, Richard Rodgers’ Victory at Sea, Greensleeves, and a medley of songs from Camelot, the Broadway musical often associated with the Kennedy presidency.

The orchestra also will perform Franz Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture as well as the Scherzo from Antonin Dvorak’s Sixth Symphony. The OC Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Kyle Pullen, will join the orchestra for a special selection.

For more information, call the OC Department of Music at (405) 425-5530 or visit the OCO website at www.okorchestra.org. Admission is $10 at the door and $8 if purchased in advance online (www.okorchestra.org). Children under age 13 will be admitted free of charge. OC students, faculty, and staff are admitted free of charge with their OC ID.

Support for this performance has been provided, in part, by the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.