Arab-Jewish ensemble to present program of peace at Armstrong Auditorium
March 29, 2013
Award-winning Shesh Besh presents free educational demonstration April 12
Performance Oklahoma classical series to air on KWTU Tulsa
March 05, 2013
March 9 debut program to feature Nathan Gunn performance at Armstrong Auditorium
Armstrong Auditorium Welcomes China National Symphony
February 07, 2013
China's finest classical talent to perform Feb. 28
Armstrong International Cultural Foundation Announces Extension of Exhibit
January 18, 2013
Due to popularity, archaeology exhibit extended to October 2013
Sell-out premiere prompts encore performance Jan 20
January 09, 2013
"Jeremiah—the Musical" encore will be held January 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Armstrong College presents Paula Malone and Friends
January 06, 2013
Herbert W. Armstrong College voice faculty Paula Malone presents a recital with her musical friends with the theme of "An International Dessert Party"
Jeremiah Musical Attracts Capacity Crowd
December 31, 2012
Armstrong College's first musical production a spectacular success
Herbert W. Armstrong College introduces its first in-house composed musical theater production
December 06, 2012
Musical features the art of step-dancing and will make its debut at Armstrong Auditorium on Sunday, December 30 at 3:00 p.m.
Armstrong Auditorium to Host Legendary Saxophonist Branford Marsalis
October 24, 2012
Marsalis to lead jazz quartet on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Grammy-winning baritone Nathan Gunn to open Armstrong Auditorium season
October 10, 2012
2012-2013 performing arts season to kick off on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Armstrong College students to help uncover King Solomon's royal city in Jerusalem
June 27, 2012
Nearly twenty representatives of Edmond’s Herbert W. Armstrong College (A.C.) will travel to Israel this fall for an archaeological excavation. The group will join an existing dig at a royal complex that archaeologists believe was built by the biblical King Solomon over 3,000 years ago in ancient Jerusalem.
Armstrong Auditorium Announces Shuttle Service for '12-13 Season
June 14, 2012
Shuttle will provide round trip transportation from Nichols Hills to Armstrong concerts
Armstrong Auditorium Announces 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series
May 04, 2012
New Season to Begin in November
The Herbert W. Armstrong College Choral Union to Complete Season at Armstrong Auditorium
April 23, 2012
Choralists to be joined by full orchestra on May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Kuleshov-Mogilevsky Piano Duo to Perform at Armstrong Auditorium
April 11, 2012
Russian pianists take the stage April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Armstrong Auditorium presents Eugenia Zukerman, flute, and Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
March 28, 2012
Unique duo in concert Sunday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Armstrong Auditorium presents StepCrew
March 07, 2012
Stepdance virtuosos to perform March 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Armstrong Auditorium presents Doc Severinsen and His Big Band
March 02, 2012
GRAMMY winning trumpeter in concert March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Seals of Jeremiah's Captors Exhibit Open to Public
February 28, 2012
Armstrong Announces "Seals of Jeremiah's Captors Discovered!" Exhibit
December 13, 2011
The Armstrong International Cultural Foundation announces the world premiere of two of the most significant artifacts ever discovered in Jerusalem. "Seals of Jeremiah's Captors Discovered!" is an archaeological exhibition of nearly three dozen artifacts from Israel's First Temple period in the Armstrong Auditorium beginning January 16, 2012.
Brian Stokes Mitchell will be guest speaker at Armstrong Auditorium
October 28, 2011
Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell will address a Herbert W. Armstrong College forum Nov 9 to discuss his musical interpretive process.
The Genius of Gershwin
September 16, 2011
iON Oklahoma arts critic Clif' Warren reviews Marvin Hamlisch at Armstrong Auditorium
"Armstrong Auditorium rivals European palaces"
July 05, 2011
by Vicki Clark Gourley, executive editor and publisher of Nichols Hills paper OKC Friday
July 3 concert kicked off with F-16s
July 05, 2011
Four F-16s from the Oklahoma Air National Guard flew over Armstrong Auditorium July 3
F-16s to launch Armstrong Auditorium season opener July 3
June 28, 2011
138th Fighter Wing of the Oklahoma Air National Guard to perform fly-over before Mark O'Connor concert.
Armstrong Auditorium hosts two-time GRAMMY-winner Mark O’Connor for season opener
June 06, 2011
Kick-off concert set for July 3, 7:30 p.m. inside the Armstrong Auditorium
Tickets for 2011-2012 Season on sale now
June 01, 2011
Eroica Trio Ends Season on High Note
May 02, 2011
Read iON Oklahoma Magazine arts critic Clif' Warren's review
Eroica Trio performs at Armstrong Auditorium
April 05, 2011
The GRAMMY-nominated Eroica Trio performed a program of Mozart, Brahams and Strauss April 3 in Edmond. Watch video highlights in this posting.
2011-2012 Season on Sale June 1
April 04, 2011
Season subscriptions and event tickets for the 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series go on sale June 1.
Anderson-Roe Duo Present Exciting, Transformative Concert at Armstrong Auditorium
March 18, 2011
iON Oklahoma Magazine arts critic Clif Warren reviews the Anderson-Roe Concert Piano Duo
Azerbaijan Ambassador speaks at Armstrong Auditorium
March 02, 2011
Vienna Boys Choir thrills sellout crowd at Armstrong Auditorium
February 24, 2011
The Russian National Ballet Theatre Gives Triumphant Performance of “Swan Lake” at Armstrong Auditorium
February 03, 2011
iON Oklahoma Magazine Arts Critic Clif Warren reviews SWAN LAKE
Russian National Ballet Theatre delights in Swan Lake
January 27, 2011
Discover Oklahoma films episode from Armstrong Auditorium
January 20, 2011
Watts triumphs in all-Liszt recital
December 06, 2010
2011 Desktop Calendar released
November 30, 2010
5 Browns delight audience of young and old
November 05, 2010
Academy and Barnatan stunning in first collaboration
October 28, 2010
Bayanihan delivers colorful performance
October 12, 2010
Armstrong Auditorium Opens
September 06, 2010
Armstrong announces inaugural season in new auditorium
July 05, 2010
Foundation completes 2010 season
April 29, 2010
Romeros first to play in new auditorium
April 16, 2010
Swans make final landing at Armstrong Auditorium
March 10, 2010
Watts cancels performance due to illness; reschedules
March 08, 2010
Armstrong helps uncover King Solomon's royal city in Jerusalem
February 24, 2010
Band of Irish Guards Sold Out
February 12, 2010
Event tickets on sale January 16
January 16, 2010
Season tickets on sale through January 15
December 01, 2009
Armstrong Announces New Season Lineup
November 02, 2009
Swans migrate to Oklahoma
August 11, 2009
Chairman visits Big Sandy
April 13, 2009
"Swans in Flight" sculpture acquired
Stars of New York’s Lincoln Center perform in Edmond
April 02, 2009
Fisk, Romero delight in duo performance
January 25, 2009
Armstrong Breaks Ground on New Arts Center
January 06, 2008
EDMOND, Okla. (Mar. 29, 2013) – Armstrong Auditorium announces the upcoming free educational performance of Shesh Besh on Apr. 12 at 10:30 a.m.
“Shesh Besh is an Arab-Jewish Ensemble seeking the balance of East and West in music,” said Shane Granger, Armstrong Auditorium house manager. “Their educational program embodies two cultures living together in harmony and is a model of tolerance and mutual respect in a turbulent, violent Middle East.”
Shesh Besh is comprised of three members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra alongside four of the finest musicians from Israel’s Arab community. They perform traditional Oriental material alongside works by Bach, Mozart and Haydn and original compositions by both Jewish and Arab composers. On a deeper level, the ensemble’s onstage presence and repertoire are a living metaphor for people striving to coexist.
Their onstage presence and their music reflect their belief that the language of music may bind the hearts and build a real bridge between peoples. The players aim to demonstrate that people of different nationalities and beliefs can produce beautiful music despite difficult political situations and cultural differences.
Since Becoming an integral part of the Israel Philharmonic’s education program, “KeyNote,” Shesh Besh has appeared at the Tanglewood Music Festival and at Carnegie Hall for the JVC Jazz Festival hosted by Michael Feinstein. The “European Medal of Honor—Prize for Tolerance 2006” was presented to the ensemble for their vision and commitment to Israeli-Arab relations.
Admission is free and open to the public. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. and is scheduled to last one hour. For more information, please visit www.ArmstrongAuditorium.org or call 405-285-1010.