President's Performing Arts and Lecture Series
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Stephanie Hill, Director of University Relations & Communications
Office: 918.495.7337, Mobile: 918.720.5548
What: President’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series
When: September 22, 2017 at 7pm
Where: ORU’s Global Learning Center
Tulsa, OK – Oral Roberts University President Dr. William M. Wilson announces a new cultural series celebrating the arts and highlighting thought-leaders of our time: The ORU President’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series. The inaugural event in the series will feature the world-renowned David Osborne Trio on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7pm at ORU’s Global Learning Center.
“These events will provide not only a great opportunity for ORU alumni, faculty and students, but also for people throughout the region to come and experience an extraordinary concert, enlightening lecture or captivating performance,” said Dr. Wilson. “It is our honor and privilege to bring to Tulsa both trusted leaders in their area of expertise and talented artists.”
Osborne, known as the Pianist to the Presidents, has performed for Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Osborne, a Steinway Artist, is known as the Master of Romantic Piano, performing a wide range of works from classical and romantic to Broadway and pop tunes. He has released 27 CDs and is currently working on some special projects. He is a 1981 graduate of ORU who grew up in Miami, Oklahoma.
The performance is free, but tickets are required and may be requested at ORUGLC.com. Dress for the event is Business Professional.
The President’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series continues with the next fall event scheduled for November 28. That evening Michael Gonzalez, Senior Fellow with the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation, presents “A Democracy Needs a Demos: A Global View of Why National Identity Is Essential for America and Also Good for the World.”
The Series will generally alternate between performing arts and lecture events, with usually one of each per academic semester, fall and spring.