Edmond Attractions & Entertainment
A concert-goers dream, the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond hosts a veritable “who’s-who” of classical, jazz, folk music and ballet stars and boasts some of the finest acoustics in the world. The $25 million concert hall is adorned with three of the largest Swarovski crystal chandeliers in North America and over two acres of American cherry paneling. Open for tours M-F.
The nonprofit Armstrong International Cultural Foundation Performing Arts Series has featured a variety of performances since 1998.
Sun, June 10 – Sun, January 272018-06-102019-01-27
Armstrong Auditorium14400 S. Bryant Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
“Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered” is an archaeological exhibition that will enable visitors to discover the...
“Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered” is an archaeological exhibition that will enable visitors to discover the history of ancient Judah’s most famous king-prophet pairing—a story which illuminates how Jerusalem escaped annihilation at the hands of King Sennacherib’s Assyrian army at the end of the 8th century B.C.
Items on display will include nearly three dozen artifacts from the time of King Hezekiah, including the recently discovered royal seal impressions of King Hezekiah and Isaiah from the Ophel excavations, royal Judean clay vessels, and weapons used during the siege of Lachish. The exhibit will also feature key Assyrian history and will include replicas of such artifacts as the famous Annals of Sennacherib Prism (aka Taylor/Jerusalem/Oriental Prism), various other Assyrian inscriptions, and the famous Assyrian wall reliefs.
“The stars of the show are the Hezekiah and Isaiah bullae,” said Brad Macdonald, curator of the exhibit. “But the supporting cast – the arrow heads from Lachish, Sennacherib’s prism, the Assyrian wall reliefs – is also pretty extraordinary. We will use maps, illustrations, interactive aids, and storyboards to connect all these articles and create what we believe will be a unique and moving experience.”
Discovered by archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University, the clay seals, called bullae, were found only one yard apart on the Ophel at the foot of the Temple Mount. According to their inscriptions, the seals belong to King Hezekiah of Judah, who ruled in the 8th century B.C. and Isaiah, possibly “the prophet.”
“This is truly a historic exhibition. Artifacts from the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem have been exhibited previously, but these exhibits have never included the seals of King Hezekiah and Isaiah,” Macdonald said. “Visitors would have to travel to London, Jerusalem, Istanbul and Chicago to see everything on display. Here we’ve brought them all together in one place.”
Edmond’s Herbert W. Armstrong College assists Dr. Mazar’s Temple Mount Ophel excavations and helped uncover both the Hezekiah and Isaiah, and now has the honor of hosting the world premiere."
Time for Three defies any traditional genre classification, happily and infectiously. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and...
Time for Three defies any traditional genre classification, happily and infectiously. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, the trio fuses elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms that form a blend all its own. Their self-titled album spent seven consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart, and their televised premiere on PBS won an Emmy. From Carnegie Hall to the BBC Proms, from the Boston Pops to ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, Time for Three excites audiences as diverse as its music.
Violin superstar Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the most in-demand violinists in the world—renowned for her passionate...
Violin superstar Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the most in-demand violinists in the world—renowned for her passionate performances, purity of sound, and deeply poetic interpretations. In this program she appears with Gerard Schwarz and Mozart Orchestra of New York in the spectacular Mendelssohn violin concerto.
Legendary American conductor Gerard Schwarz and his Mozart Orchestra of New York return to the Armstrong stage for an encore performance. Schwarz founded the touring 45-piece orchestra comprised of New York City’s most highly skilled musicians and has received multiple honors for his conducting, including 13 Grammy nominations and two Emmy awards.
Audiences and critics worldwide have praised the talented singers of the Vienna Boys Choir for their celestial voices, pure tone,...
Audiences and critics worldwide have praised the talented singers of the Vienna Boys Choir for their celestial voices, pure tone, irresistible charm and, above all, a wide-ranging repertoire spanning centuries. With a rich history dating back more than 500 years, the Vienna Boys Choir has been associated with many of the world’s greatest composers, such as Mozart and Bruckner—Haydn and Schubert were themselves choristers.
Their 2018 program “Vienna Waits for You!” will include selections from these famous composers as well as composers of the Imperial Chapel, parts of the choir’s forthcoming Johann Strauss CD, a selection of traditional Viennese songs, plus the song “Vienna” by Billy Joel.
Famed for their impeccable performances and masterful interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, internationally renowned conductor...
Famed for their impeccable performances and masterful interpretations of the Baroque repertoire, internationally renowned conductor Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan present the era’s greatest masterpieces in their exciting Armstrong Auditorium debut. Experience the astounding virtuosity of this award-winning ensemble’s soaring choir and period instruments in this rare North American tour.
The Russian National Ballet returns to Armstrong for its fifth appearance with a proven track record of creating breathtaking...
The Russian National Ballet returns to Armstrong for its fifth appearance with a proven track record of creating breathtaking artistry. Since its premiere at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1877, Swan Lake has become one of the world’s most revered of classical ballets. Set to Tchaikovsky’s soaring score and choreographed by the legendary Marius Petipa, the 60 dancers of the Russian National Ballet weave this epic tale of a young man’s love for the swan queen together with the exquisite grace and technical precision of the great Russian ballet tradition.
From Ronnie Scott’s legendary jazz club to the Wigmore Hall in London to Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Julian Bliss Septet has...
From Ronnie Scott’s legendary jazz club to the Wigmore Hall in London to Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Julian Bliss Septet has shared its uplifting, classy, humorous shows and exceptional musicianship to packed venues around the world since its formation in 2010. Handpicked by one of the finest clarinet virtuosos of our day, Julian Bliss, the Septet returns to its roots exploring the inspirational music of the legendary swing master Benny Goodman. Join us for a joyful, humorous and authentically swinging affair!
The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra was established in 1956 along with the construction of the famous Shanghai Opera House, and is...
The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra was established in 1956 along with the construction of the famous Shanghai Opera House, and is renowned for its interpretation of classical symphony repertoire. On its first North American tour, the orchestra performs two thrilling masterpieces from the historic composers Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.
Playing to sold-out audiences across the globe, the tour-de-force Celtic Nights brings their spectacular performance to Edmond for...
Playing to sold-out audiences across the globe, the tour-de-force Celtic Nights brings their spectacular performance to Edmond for the first time. Oceans of Hope weaves together the lilting melodies and plaintive lyrics of the rich Celtic heritage, telling the story of families moving across oceans to chase their dreams of liberty, freedom and peace. Through song, music, dance and narration, Celtic Nights tells the tale of the epic journey of our ancestors.
Returning for their fifth appearance on Armstrong’s Performing Arts Series, the Canadian Brass continues its nearly...
Returning for their fifth appearance on Armstrong’s Performing Arts Series, the Canadian Brass continues its nearly half-century legacy with fresh faces and brilliant music making. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. Book tickets early as this performance is guaranteed to sell out.