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Violin lesson and wine tasting to be held in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will host its fifth annual “Violins & Vino” event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery. Guests can sign up for an impromptu violin lesson or just enjoy the wine tasting.
By Rick Rogers, For The Oklahoman Modified: May 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm •  Published: May 11, 2014
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Wine enthusiasts suggest choosing a red when the menu features a meat dish, while a white is the logical choice for seafood. What about a varietal that complements the sound of a violin? Try a crisp rose.

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will host its fifth annual “Violins & Vino” event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, 706 W Sheridan. Guests can sign up for an impromptu violin lesson or just enjoy the wine tasting.

Cellist Dorothy Hays will teach a group of 20 guests the basics of playing a stringed instrument. And while a single lesson won’t result in mastery, participants will demonstrate their collective skills in a brief concert at evening’s end.

Sponsored by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s associate board, “Violins & Vino” is designed to cultivate new audiences for the orchestra. Young professionals who wish to learn more about classical music are encouraged to join Overture, an organization that pairs social events with classics and pops concerts.

“This is an extension of the concert experience,” said Brent Hart, associate board president. “We market it as a night of entertainment, but it’s also a way for us to expose new audiences to orchestral music.”

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‘Violins

& Vino’

Tickets for “Violins & Vino” are $25. Advance payment is suggested, particularly for those wishing to reserve a violin. For more information, call 842-5387 or go to www.okcphilharmonic.org/violins-vino.

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