OCCC receives Oklahoma Arts Council grant to fund 2018-2019 PAS performances

OAC grant funds support several PAS performances

    (Published: 08-07-18)

OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Arts Council has granted funds to help support the 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series (PAS), further enriching the community’s accessibility to the arts.

The 2018- 2019 PAS lineup, released this past week, offers patrons everything from Broadway to classical music to modern dance and Rockabilly music. The Oklahoma Arts Council funds, in total of $10,900, will support three performances this season: Sir James and Lady Galway, GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio and the Parsons Dance Company.

OCCC presents musical royalty Sir James and Lady Galway Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. Sir James, the “Man with the Golden Flute,” with his matchless Irish charm and brilliant musicianship, enthralls audiences with a colorful array of musical morsels ranging from serious works to lighthearted fare. Lady Jeanne Galway, who is also an accomplished flutist, will also perform. One of the leading female flute soloists of the decade, Lady Galway brings to the audience her unique style and virtuosity.

GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio perform Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Established in 2014, GENTRI is comprised of three dynamic tenors who all have extensive backgrounds in musical theatre. Pioneering a signature sound they call “cinematic pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies.

For dance enthusiasts, the Parsons Dance Company performs Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. The New York City-based modern dance company is internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences.

“We are very grateful the Oklahoma Arts Council has chosen to invest in the performing arts in our community,” says OCCC President Jerry Steward. “These funds allow us to offer our patrons exceptional performances they won’t experience anywhere else.”

Single tickets for the PAS are now on sale at tickets.occc.edu. Season ticket packages are also available for patrons who are interested in multiple shows.

All performances will be held in the VPAC Theater located on OCCC’s main campus at 7777 S. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK, 73159. For ticket information, visit tickets.occc.edu or call the OCCC Cultural Programs box office at 405-682-7579.

About The Oklahoma Arts Council

The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides more than 400 grants to nearly 225 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry and manages works of art in the Oklahoma Public Art Collection and the public spaces of the state Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov.

About OCCC

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students and is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.