SNU Metropolitan Orchestra to present annual concert

The Southern Nazarene University (SNU) Metropolitan Orchestra will present its annual spring concert, 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 8 at Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene, 4400 Northwest Expressway, just east of Meridian.

The concert program will feature works by Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, and Haydn.

“I look forward to this program each year - it’s exciting to blend student energy with the experience of our community members,” said Dr. Melissa Lewis, conductor. “This year’s program features a couple of familiar tunes, and a few surprises along the way.”

The SNU Metropolitan Orchestra is comprised of 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 Lewis (SNU Assistant Professor of Music) became the conductor 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.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. SNU students are free with student ID. Tickets are available in advance through the SNU School of Music or can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact the SNU School of Music at 405.491.6345.