Thursday, April 14, 2016


For Perpetual Motion's upcoming April class schedule and
the the April 30th auditions for the Oklahoma Contemporary
Dance Festival, please see their website at Audition pre-registrations with
a headshot and resume should be sent to

From staff sources 

2016-2017 SEASON

Celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season, Oklahoma City Ballet has announced its 2016-2017 lineup of performances. Season ticket subscriptions are available for three or four performance packages.
Leading off the season will be Rodeo- A Triple Bill,  October 21-23, 2016 at Civic Center Music Hall.  This triple bill presents George Balanchine’s Serenade, Robert Mills’ Our Private Rooms, and Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo.
Leading off the evening, Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is the first original ballet George Balanchine created in America and is one of the signature works of New York City Ballet’s repertory.
Artistic Director Robert Mills in recent years has created popular story ballets like Beauty and the Beast and Romeo and Juliet. For the first time since he choreographed the audience favorite Pushing Pennies, Mr. Mills delves back into the world of abstract contemporary ballet with his premiere of Our Private Rooms.  
With its world famous score by Aaron Copeland, Rodeo is Agnes de Mille’s most beloved and most frequently presented ballet. Rodeo had its world premiere with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera House, October 16, 1942.
This evening of will be a mix of neo-classical and contemporary ballet that will delight all audience members.   

The Nutcracker, presented by Devon Energy, will return to the stage December 10-21, 2016. Choreographed by Oklahoma City Ballet’s Artistic Director Robert Mills, The Nutcracker is Oklahoma City’s favorite holiday tradition and is the perfect first ballet for children or adults. Over 100 children from The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet join Oklahoma City Ballet’s stunning professional dancers, plus the Oklahoma City Philharmonic will perform Tchaikovsky’s famous score live to complete this dreamlike production the whole family will enjoy.

The first production of the new year will be The Sleeping Beauty on February 17-19, 2017. A feast for the eyes and ears, the charming fairytale features some of classical ballet’s most challenging yet enchanting choreography.  This classic tale is the story of Princess Aurora, the evil Carabosse and the charming Prince Désiré, who pulls the Sleeping Beauty from her 100-year slumber.  The production features luxurious sets and costumes, Tchaikovsky’s glorious score performed live by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and a fanciful cast of characters.
The season will end on a high note with the vibrant, mystical fantasy of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set for April 21-23, 2017. Set to Felix Mendelssohn’s lush score, Artistic Director Robert Mills brings the classic comedy to life for this fabulous world premiere.  Follow the adventures and misadventures of a group of mortals and immortals in their quest for love.  More than 20 child dancers from our school will fill the forest as fireflies, bugs, and fairies.  Opening the evening will be a world premiere work from Denver choreographer Sarah Tallman.  Fresh off her debut as a choreographer in Southern California’s National Choreographers Initiative, Ms. Tallman’s work is influenced by the theatrical and is guided by the humility that often permeates the human spirit.  
Season tickets to three or four performances may be purchased by calling 405-848-TOES (8637).  All performances take place at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 North Walker, Oklahoma City.  The Oklahoma City Ballet Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and is located at 7421 North Classen, Oklahoma City.  

For more information or to purchase season tickets online, please visit or call 405-843-9898.
From staff sources 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Monday, January 18
No Art Moves, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19
Edgar Cruz, guitarist
Downtown Library, Noon-1
This guitarist extraordinaire is well known for his chops and prowess. He has recorded over fifteen albums of classically inspired covers from bands like Queen, The Beatles, and The Eagles. Join us from Noon-1 - you don't want to miss it!
Wednesday, January 20
Gaye LeBlanc, harpist
Oklahoma Tower, Noon-1
Let the beautiful sounds of strings fill your ears and warm your heart as you break from lunch! Gaye's arrangements of classical, pop, and theme songs are sure to lighten your day!

Thursday, January 21
Cellovoce, cello sextet
Devon (Rotunda), Noon-1
What's better than cello? How about six! This group, led by instructor Thomasz Zieba, performs mesmerizing, emotive pieces that are sure to break your daily routine. Experience the music first hand from 11:30-12:30!
Friday, January 15
Chris Hicks and Mitch Bell, jazz duo
the Underground, Noon-1
Smooth vibes are coming your way at this one! Chris plays jazz sax like nobody's business, blending traditional tunes with creative interpretations in a style you won't soon forget! 

Cellovoce performing
"Oblivion" by Astor Piazolla
Chirs and Mitch
performing at Devon
Check out our December schedule
Quick Links

What's Art Moves?
Art Moves is an Arts Council Oklahoma City initiative that provides free arts events in Downtown OKC each work day from Noon-1:00. Events may include artist demonstrations or musical performances and take place in various downtown locations. The daily line-up features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more!

405-270-4848 | |
400 West California
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

From staff sources


Reminder:  Concert 3 January 19

The perfect cure for cabin fever:  an evening with Brightmusic!   
And don’t forget the pre-concert reception! 

Brightmusic Concert No. 3, the Jeanette Sias Memorial Concert“Piano & Friends” featuring guest pianist Tanya Bannister.

The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble will present its third concert of the 2015-2016 Season, a sizzling evening of piano, strings and clarinet that will be the perfect antidote to Old Man Winter.

Join us for a special Pre-Concert Reception at 6:30 pm, hosted by Dean Justin Lindstrom and the congregation of St. Paul’s Cathedral in honor of our guest artist, our musicians, and St. Paul’s 125th anniversary!  Come meet the musicians and join the celebration in the education building next door to the Cathedral.  Then stick around for a dazzling evening of world-class chamber music.
Concert: 7:30 pm, Tuesday, January 19
at St. Paul’s Cathedral
127 NW 7th Street (at Robinson)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The works on this program are:
  1. Muczynski, Fantasy Trio, op. 26, for Piano, Clarinet and Cello
  2. Brahms, Trio in A minor, op. 114, for Piano, Clarinet and Cello
  3. Chopin, Ballade No. 4 in F minor, op. 52, for Solo Piano
  4. Fauré, Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 15, for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello

Jeannette Sias

Joining pianist Tanya Bannister are Brightmusic musicians Gregory Lee (violin), Mark Neumann (viola), Jonathan Ruck (cello) and Chad Burrow (clarinet).

Program notes are posted on Brightmusic’s website.

Admission is $20 for adults; free for students and active-duty military with ID.  Season Members, please show your Season Pass at the door for admission.

BrightNews Briefs

The Music of Vienna
The dates and programs for Brightmusic’s exciting four-concert Spring Music Festival have been announced!  “The Music of Vienna” will feature compositions by some of the world’s greatest composers, spanning over 200 years from the Classical period of Haydn and Mozart through the Romantic period and into the 20th century.  The widely diverse lineup promises to delight and enchant everyone.  Mark your calendars now!  The festival dates are June 9, 11, 12 and 14, and include a Sunday matinee.  Check our website,, for the programs and concert times.  All concerts will be at the acoustically-rich St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City.
  From staff sources

Thursday, December 31, 2015


By Nancy Condit

Oklahoma City is truly lucky to have five professional
dance companies that are worthy of and need financial 
support. Please consider these companies, listed in
alphabetical order:

Hartel Dance Company -- modern dance
Oklahoma City Ballet -- classical and contemporary ballet
Perpetual Motion Dance -- modern and aerial dance
RACE Dance Company -- jazz, hip-hop and contemporary
Theater Upon A StarDanceSwan -- children's creative dance     


December 29, 2015

As a reminder, we will be closed New Year's Day

New Year's Eve at OKCMOA

We're honored to be a part of The Arts Council of Oklahoma City's Opening Night on New Year's Eve! We'll have live music and entertainment by Allie Lauren and OKC Improv from 7 to 11 p.m.!  
Wristbands: $8 in advance || $10 at the door

Roof Terrace Celebration
Our Roof Terrace has the perfect view! Enjoy a glass of champagne or sparkling grape juice while you watch the fireworks at midnight (weather permitting).
$5 for Members || $10 for non-Members
Purchase Roof Terrace tickets here!

New Year's Eve Dinner at the Museum Cafe
Enjoy an elegant five-course meal at the Museum Cafe and complimentary tickets to the Roof Terrace Celebration (see details above)!  Make reservations at (405) 235-6262 and click here for details. *Please note that the Museum Cafe is fully booked from 8 p.m. until midnight. Reservations are still available between 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Thank you for your support!

A great city deserves a great art museum. OKCMOA invites you to help us continue to enrich the cultural life of Oklahoma City through a gift to the Museum's Annual Fund. As a privately funded nonprofit, the Museum relies on your investment to continue the outstanding programs we provide year-round.

Click here to learn about how you can help us continue to enrich lives through the visual arts.

This Week at OKCMOA

Wednesday, December 30


Ponyo (Dubbed), 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 31
(New Year's Eve)


  • No Drop-In Yoga or Art After 5.
  • Galleries and lobby will be closed from 5 to 7 p.m. in preparation for New Year's Eve festivities.
  • Opening Night, live music, and galleries open 7 to 11 p.m.
  • Champagne toast on the Roof Terrace from 11:30 to 12:15 p.m.

Friday, January 1
(New Year's Day)

The Museum and Museum Cafe are closed.

Saturday, January 2
(Normal business hours resume)

Drop-In Yoga11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Drop-In Art, Sun Catchers, 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, January 3


The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is a proud partner of Adventure Road! Plan your adventure at

415 Couch Drive | Oklahoma City, OK  73102 | (405) 236-3100 |  
From staff sources

Oklahoma City Museum of Art | 415 Couch Drive | Oklahoma City | OK | 73102