By Glenda Rice Collins
BARTLESVILLE, Okla., USA — This week I felt a vital, revived connection, when I toured the ongoing Price Tower Arts Center exhibition, Shin’enKan: House of the Far Away Heart, which ends March 26. Bruce Goff’s spirited and somewhat spiritual, avant-garde Oklahoma masterpiece was engulfed in flames some 20 years ago. Continue reading
By Glenda Rice Collins, For Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers, Published: August 2016
Three well-established Oklahoma orchestras recently played a significant role in advancing Oklahoma’s premiere music festival, OK Mozart (OKM). during a pivotal year for the week-long event, June 11 – 18 at the Bartlesville Community Center. Continue reading
By Glenda Rice Collins
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. USA — “Music creates order out of chaos,” said the quotable virtuoso violinist, conductor and humanitarian, Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999), whose centenary is celebrated this year.
As Oklahoma’s premier music festival, OK Mozart, Opus 32 now celebrates a year of unprecedented transition under the leadership of OKM executive director Randy Thompson — the man who for years embodied the spirit of Mozart himself through costumed portrayals of the musical genius. Continue reading
By Glenda Rice Collins, Updated June 13, 2016
BARTLESVILLE, Okla., USA– Dressed in red and white baseball jackets, blue shoes, and white-framed eyeglasses, ala Elton John, Adam & Kizzie, one of Oklahoma City’s favorite duos, took the OK Mozart, Opus 32 season stage with musical authority at the Bartlesville Community Center Saturday night, to top off opening day community festivities with unique.flair. OK Mozart (OKM) is recognized as Oklahoma’s premier music festival. Continue reading
By Glenda Rice Collins, Updated June 9, 2016
BARTLESVILLE, Okla., USA — The internationally-acclaimed Miró Quartet returns for the OK Mozart music festival’s 2016 Opus 32 season, June 11 – 18, with several 2 p.m. matinee concerts next week in the intimate performance space of the OKM Ambler Hall, which opened last fall in the heartland. Continue reading
David E. Marsh, FASA, President, Marsh/PMK International, LLC
Good Vibes: From Storeroom to Concert Showplace
By Glenda Rice Collins, Arts Columnist
Published August 31, 2015, For GlendaRiceCollins.com
BARTLESVILLE, Okla., USA — Picture a concert hall in a ‘shoebox,’ and you may have some idea of the acoustical challenges for David E. Marsh, FASA, in relation to converting a narrow, rectangular-shaped storeroom into a gracious, acoustically-sound concert venue — on a ‘shoestring’ budget.
By Glenda Rice Collins, for Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers
Published: July 2015
Putting Oklahoma and Mozart back into the 2015 OK Mozart (OKM) Festival (June 6 – 13) with Italian flair proved to be an exhilarating venture for artistic director and conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos and the Amici New York Orchestra.