SNU Metropolitan Orchestra in Spring Concert

The Southern Nazarene University Metropolitan Orchestra presents their spring concert, 8:15 pm, Tuesday, March 12 at Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene, 4400 Northwest Expressway, just east of Meridian.

This year’s performance includes “Overture” from The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Fantasia” on a Theme by Thomas Tallis/Vaughn-Williams, Suite No. from Bizet’s “Carmen,” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

The SNU Metropolitan Orchestra is comprised of 60 SNU students, community players and professionals from throughout the greater Oklahoma City area. Beginning as a community orchestra under the direction of Dr. Roger Strong, the Metropolitan Orchestra evolved to include SNU students because Dr. Strong desired to keep close ties with SNU. Upon Dr. Strong’s retirement, Dr. Melissa Castledine became the director of the orchestra that now includes mostly SNU students with community and professional musicians who donate their time and talent for the eight-week season of practice and yearly performance.

“It’s always exciting, blending our student musicians with community and professional musicians who are more experienced. Our students get the privileged of observing, playing with, and being mentored by talented instrumentalists from many walks of life. We are always grateful for the community [and] professional musicians who volunteer their time and expertise,” Castledine said.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for students. SNU students can be admitted free upon the presentation of their student ID. For more information about the SNU Metropolitan Orchestra, contact the SNU School of Music at 405.491.6345.