Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road to Kick off OCCC Performing Arts Series, Sept. 24

    (Published: 09-09-13)

Horseshoe Road

Set to kick off Oklahoma City Community College's (OCCC) Performing Arts Series (PAS), Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road will take the stage Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Bruce Owen Theater.

OCCC's PAS presents professional music, dance, and theatrical productions currently on tour across the U.S., as well as distinguished Oklahoma artists. Individual and series tickets are available.

The first three Performing Arts Series performances will be held in the Bruce Owen Theater, while the March and April concerts will be held in the new Performing Arts Theater at OCCC. 

2012-2013 Performing Arts Series Lineup:

Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.

Get ready for a high energy, uplifting musical experience that blends captivating virtuosity and heartfelt sincerity. With an eclectic musical style ranging from blues to bluegrass, gypsy jazz to western swing, country, rock and gospel, Horseshoe Road blends them into an earthy genre of music they call heartland acoustic. Full of surprises, the group's passion for music can be seen in their performance.

Kyle was honored by Governor Brad Henry as a recipient of the 2009 Governor's Arts Award, acknowledging his life's work as a violinist, vocalist, and musical ambassador for the state of Oklahoma and for his gift to connect with people throughout the world.

Kyle is one of Oklahoma Magazine's 40 under 40; an elite list of select young Oklahomans making a difference in our state. He is also one of OKC Biz Magazine's top 40 under 40 class. As a Creativity Ambassador, he performed as a part of the Creativity World Forum in November, 2010 and received a medal of honor along with other Oklahoma greats such as Jimmy Webb, Leona Mitchell and Hanson.

Roz Brown
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Roz Brown, destined to be America's next singing sensation and household name, has crossed every music boundary from pop and soul to rock and roll all while creating a performance experience that is magical, sonically eclectic and spiritually empowering.

Though rooted in gospel music, Roz Brown has soared to the Las Vegas and Broadway stages where she has gained critical acclaim being called "a winner with a powerhouse voice." Critics also say she shines and is the full package triple threat with beauty and personality to spare.

Roz is known for serving up an energetic and compelling live performance that always leaves her audiences wanting and screaming for more.

When you see Roz Brown you're not just hearing a singer; you are embarking upon an entire experience that will leave you saying "I LOVE ROZ BROWN."

Bravo Brass Quintet
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.

The Bravo Brass Quintet is a versatile and dynamic chamber ensemble composed of full-time, professional brass musicians of the Tulsa Philharmonic.

Founded in 1993, Bravo Brass performed over 30 concerts in its debut season. Members of the quintet hold degrees from the Julliard School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, Duquesne University, the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Tulsa. In addition to regular concert performances, members are active music educators, teaching privately and serving on university faculties.

Bravo Brass performs a full range of musical styles including baroque, light classics, jazz, contemporary and Broadway and is committed to the full concert experience. Each program includes some music history, humor and audience and performer interaction. The quintet's concerts also feature music that is entertaining and accessible to audiences of all ages. In addition, the group presents shorter educational concerts designed to introduce younger audiences to classical music and brass instruments.

Flipside: The Patti Page Story
Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m.

This Off-Broadway musical about "The Singing Rage," Miss Patti Page, features 23 of her chart-topping hits including "Tennessee Waltz," "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?," "Old Cape Cod," "Mockin' Bird Hill" and "Allegheny Moon."

Soft-spoken Oklahoma native Patti Page wound up making a big noise in the entertainment industry, as she became one of the highest selling female recording artists in history, selling over 100 million records. Flipside: The Patti Page Story is written from interviews with Patti Page; it surveys her life and career, including those chart hits spanning from 1948 through 1982.

Soweto Gospel Choir
Tuesday, April 1, 7 p.m.

The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in 2002 to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music. This multi-Grammy and Emmy award-winning 52-strong choir, under the direction of Beverly Bryer, draws on the best talent from the many churches in and around Soweto, and is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world.

Since their beginning, the group has won numerous awards and performed all over the world for individuals such as Nelson Mandela, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Oprah Winfrey and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Performing in eight different languages, including English, Xhosa, Zulu and Sotho, the Soweto Gospel Choir's earthy rhythms, rich harmonies, a cappella and charismatic performances combine to uplift the soul and celebrate the spirit of South Africa.

Tickets for each PAS concert are now on sale. To purchase your individual or season tickets, please choose from the following options:

• Purchase tickets online at www.occc.edu/pas/tickets.html
• Charge your tickets by calling the Cultural Programs department at (405) 682-7579.
• Stop by the Cultural Programs office (Room 1G1 A in the Main Building just inside SEM Entry 1) to purchase your tickets.

PAS season subscribers may purchase tickets to any of the concerts at a reduced price. For
more information about this year's lineup, please visit www.occc.edu/cas or call (405) 682-7579.