Tuesday, June 19, 2012

OK Mozart Week

We have lived in Bartlesville for four years now, and this is the first time that we have participated in any of the OK Mozart events.  I can't believe what we have been missing out on! 

OK Mozart is a week long celebration of music.  There are events going on in several locations throughout the city.  Some are free, some are not.  Some are for kids, some are for adults and some are for the whole family to enjoy.  The variety of music during the week is fairly broad.  There is something for everyone!  (Well, maybe not the heavy metal lover...)

A friend gave Jon and I some tickets to a concert since her and her husband were going to be out of town and unable to attend the concert.  I had no idea who was performing, but was excited to see what this OK Mozart thing was all about.

We were thrilled to be able to see Esperanza Spaulding, Gerri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.  WOW!!  What a concert!

There were little mini-concerts for the kiddos each day and I figured we couldn't pass up the opportunity.  (Of course, I'm always a fan of free fun!)  So, we went to as many of these as we could!

This is a group called Claptet.  I really wish Ben had come with us.  He would have loved it!  Luke lost interest really fast, but the group was great!

The Three Little Pigs opera.

This was part of the family series.  The Amici Brass Quintet.  Ben was in love!

 All God's Critter's with local storyteller Fran Stallings.

On Friday (Abby's birthday)  Ben and Abby participated in a music workshop with some of the Amici Orchestra musicians.  Such a great opportunity!  As part of the price of the workshop, Ben and Abby each received two tickets to a concert.  I was thrilled that we would be able to go to the outdoor concert at Woolaroc.  I have heard what a great concert this is, but have never been.  I wondered if Abby would be ok with spending her birthday listening to music at Woolaroc.  Thankfully that was ok with her!
We have been told to pack up our dinner and take it out to Woolaroc.  Being as though it was Abby's birthday, we didn't do that, but we did take some snacks.  It was perfect!

 We ended up finding lots of friends to sit with.  Again,  it was perfect!

Jon, Ben, Abby and I loved every minute of this amazing night!
Thankfully, a dear, sweet friend kept Luke for us.  I'm sure the night would have been a lot different with him there! 

 I am so happy that we were able to take part in so many of the week's activities!  We are all really looking forward to next year!  We will not be missing out on OK Mozart again!

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