2022 - 2023 PERFORMANCE SEASON
DALLAS MEMPHIS SOUL
Saturday, July 30th, 2022 - 7:30 pm
Memphis Soul is a classy, high energy 8-piece group showcasing a distinctive sound and style inspired by such artists as Earth, Wind and Fire, Otis Redding, Al Green, Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin. The Memphis Soul Band features a solid rhythm section, fiery horns and dynamic male and female vocalists. Their style displays the rich musical legacy of the 1960s and 1970s mixed with currently popular classic soul and R&B styles. Memphis Soul also performs popular standards from Motown to current dance music to round out its musical variety.
OSU BRASS QUINTET
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 7:30 pm
The OSU Faculty Brass Ensemble has performed as soloists internationally in Chile, Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, as well as nationally with the Tulsa Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Austin Symphony, Sarasota Music Festival, Banff Festival, Austin City Limits, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra, as well as several regional symphonies. They have a combined teaching experience of more than forty years.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 7:30 pm
The Venegas Duo is a classical string ensemble. Francisco and Elizabeth Venegas provide musical samplings from various cultures. Attendees will experience a wide variety of styles including Latin American, Classical, Modern, Irish, and Pop! Francisco teaches at El Sistema, works with the youth, and plays in the Edmond LifeLight band. Elizabeth is a violinist who has played in symphony orchestras across the region such as the OKC Philharmonic, Fort Smith Symphony, Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, just to name a few.
UNT ONE O'CLOCK LAND BAND
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 - 7:30 pm
The One O’clock Lab Band, under the direction of Alan Baylock, is the premier performing ensemble of the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas jazz studies program. With an unprecedented seven Grammy Award nominations from the library of over eighty critically acclaimed recordings to date, the One O’clock Lab Band is noted for exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performance.
SUGAR FREE ALLSTARS
Friday, January 27th, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Chris “Boom!” Wiser and Rob “Dr. Rock” Martin first met as music majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where both were members of the school’s top jazz ensemble. Over the next several years they gained experience as bandmates in musical groups of varying styles and eventually parted ways. Though fate still had big plans for the dynamic duo and would bring them back together in 2001 where they re-joined forces as the Sugar Free Allstars. They have since developed into the bowtie-clad two-piece groove machine beloved by families across the country.
Friday, February 24th, 2023 - 7:30 pm + 2 Outreach Performances
Al Bostick has directed and performed his storytelling nationwide in educational settings and performance halls alike. An Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award winner for his work in education, as well as a recipient of a Citation of Excellence in the State, Bostick is an accomplished storyteller, playwright, actor, and director who believes all children can learn once they remove “I can’t” from their vocabulary. This event is part of our celebration of Black History Month.
Friday, March 31st, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Redefining the role of the violin in contemporary music, Tracy Silverman has contributed significantly to progressive string playing, to the repertoire and to the development of the 6-string electric violin. “Strings should participate organically in our popular musical culture or they will become old-fashioned and irrelevant. Strings must evolve or they may perish.” - Tracy Silverman
Friday, April 21st, 2023 - 7:30 pm
When someone comes from as strong a musical stock as Travis Linville, a conventional life and the path not taken are irreversibly conjoined. His preternatural musical work ethic was ignited as a small child on the built-in stage in his grandparents’ music room, and since then, Linville’s thirty-something years of sweat equity have culminated in a winding, successful career built of disparate parts: veteran and up- and-comer, mentor and underdog, session player and bandleader, sideman and songwriter.
JENNINGS & KELLER
Friday, June 9th, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Jennings & Keller offer up 21st Century Americana with influences of folk, jazz, and roots music. They fuse many different musical elements into a eclectic style that is refreshingly diverse. In true troubadour spirit, Laurie and Dana travel the country in their motor home, performing at festivals, cafes, wineries and house concerts. Along with developing a large and loyal fan base, they have earned a reputation for quality musicianship and expert storytelling.