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."
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.