OKM Music Festival
P.O. Box 2344
500 S Dewey, Suite A
Bartlesville, OK 74005
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The OKM Music Festival takes place in the Oklahoma community of Bartlesville each June. This annual international cultural event attracts thousands of visitors from around the world to this popular music experience.
In 1983 Ransom Wilson and the orchestra he founded, Solisti New York, made a performance stop in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The musicians found a charming, cosmopolitan community with a magnificent performing arts building designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wilson quickly realized that this Taliesen designed Community Center Concert Hall in Oklahoma, known for its beauty and near-perfect acoustics, was one of the finest concert halls in America.
The OKM Music Festival features orchestral concerts with Solisti New York Orchestra, which is in residence in Bartlesville for the Festival. Included are multiple concerts in the Bartesville Community Center's concert hall, an outdoor concert in a natural amphitheater at a historic ranch in the rolling hills of Oklahoma, a chamber series in an impressive downtown church and a series of mini-concerts of contemporary music. The OKM Music Festival offers something for everyone in the family.
Today, along with its Board of Directors and a five-member staff, more than 300 volunteers work together to make the OKM Music Festival one of the world's most outstanding cultural events.