OK Mozart Festival underway this week in Bartlesville

Tuesday, June 17th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Thousands of music lovers are in Bartlesville this week, enjoying the annual OK Mozart Festival.

The festival includes several programs each day, from chamber concerts to full orchestra events featuring some of the country's top classical musicians. The Solisti New York Orchestra has returned for the 19th year.

Musicians say the festival has earned the respect of the music world. Violinist Erica Kiesewetter, "The first couple of years we'd go back to New York and people would say 'Bar, Bar, where?' But now you see this glow in people's eyes and a lot of times people will say 'oh, are there any openings in that orchestra?' Because everyone knows this is a very very classy festival now."

OK Mozart continues through Saturday with programs including the Chris Norman Celtic group, Woolaroc outdoor concert, and one of the world's most talked about musicians, violinist Sarah Chang.