The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University and the New York Philharmonic announced today a three-year residency partnership. The collaboration provides valuable educational opportunities for Oklahoma State University (OSU) Greenwood School of Music and Stillwater Public Schools students. Each year the residency will include a gala event and public performances conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, plus a youth education concert and a multitude of masterclasses in which students can interact with some of the world’s greatest musicians. As part of the program, select OSU music students will travel to New York City every year for immersive learning opportunities with the Philharmonic.
The NY Phil looks forward to returning to Stillwater to build on the friendship that began when the Orchestra inaugurated the McKnight Center in 2019.