Posted by Kimberly Powell on 04/13/2016

This week

on Performance Oklahoma!


Jon Nakamatsu



and the OKC Philharmonic

Classics 6!



American pianist Jon Nakamatsu, a native of California celebrated for playing that combines "elegance, clarity and electrifying power" first came to international attention in 1997 when he was named Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the only American to have achieved this distinction since 1981.  Joining music director Joel Levine and  the OKC Philharmonic to play the Piano Concerto in a minor, Op 16 by Edvard Grieg for the sixth concert of the Classics series this season, offered on Saturday, March 5th at the Civic Center Music hall in downtown OKC, the Philharmonic also performed Symphony No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op 100 by  Sergei Prokofiev.   

Tracing its roots to the city’s first professional orchestra in 1924, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic formed in 1988 with the help of dedicated civic leaders and corporations and celebrates 27 years of performances in Oklahoma City.  Under the musical direction of Joel Levine, the orchestra performs Classics, orchestral Pops, and Discovery Family concerts, as well as a variety of community engagements. 

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