Five acts scheduled for Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series

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Five acts scheduled for Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series

September 8, 2011

NWOCS 2011 Line up

Paul Salos will kick off the Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Sept. 20, as the first of five scheduled acts for the season.

Considered “the Voice of Sinatra,” Salos is based out of Dallas and was a top six finalist on America’s Got Talent.

Ronald Radford will perform on Oct. 27. This flamenco guitarist takes the audience far beyond the usual guitar concert. Radford complements his technique with a narration that recreates the very essence of ancient folklore Flamenco - the heartbeat of Spain.

On Nov. 7, the St. Louis Brass Quintet will take the stage. Named as one of America’s longest standing brass quintets, the group originally was formed by members from the St. Louis Symphony. The group started in 1964 and has performed at more than 2,700 engagements in 41 years.

Continuing the Series in the spring, the Vienna Boys Choir will perform on Feb. 21, 2012.

The Vienna Boys Choir performs major choral works. Today there are around 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs. The four choirs give around 300 concerts and performances each year in front of almost half a million people. Each group spends nine to 11 weeks of the school year on tour.

They visit virtually all European countries, and they are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas.

Eileen Ivers will finish up the Concert Series on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

As a fiddler, Ivers has established herself as the greatest example of an Irish fiddle player in the world today. Ivers' recording credits include more than 80 contemporary and traditional albums and numerous movie scores. She is hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and World music genres.

All performances will be in Herod Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Season tickets now are available at Holder Drug, Schuhmacher’s, the NWOSU Bookstore or by calling (580) 327-8692. Adult season tickets are $40 and student season tickets are $20. Tickets to individual performances will be sold on an “as available” basis at $15 for adults and $10 for students.

This year, seven different sponsorship packages are being offered, each including season tickets, reserved seating and program advertisements.

The sponsorship packages are as follows:

Member Circle, $150 to $249 contribution—three season tickets, seating in reserved section and name recognition in concert program.

Partner Circle, $250 to $349 contribution—five season tickets, seating in reserved section and name recognition in concert program.

Friend Circle, $350 to $499 Contribution—seven season tickets, seating in reserved section, name recognition in concert program and a quarter-page ad in concert program.

Associate Circle, $500 to $749 contribution—nine season tickets, seating in reserved section, name recognition in concert program and a quarter-page ad in concert program.

Sustainer Circle, $750 to $999 contribution—11 season tickets, seating in reserved section, name recognition in concert program and a half-page ad in concert program.

Patron Circle, $1,000 to $4,999 contribution—18 season tickets, seating in reserved section, name recognition in concert program and a full-page ad in concert program.

Benefactor Circle, $5,000 or more contribution—25 season tickets, seating in reserved section, name recognition in concert program and a full-page ad in concert program.

The reserved seating section at each concert will be held until five minutes prior to the performance.

Anyone interested in buying a sponsorship package should contact Dr. Irene Messoloras, chair of the Department of Fine Arts, at (580) 327-8692 or irmessoloras@nwosu.edu.

The Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series is supported by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Charles Morton Share Trust, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ronald Radford’s performance is supported by Mid-America Arts Alliance with generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

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