Annual Membership Appreciation Event
The Oklahoma Historical Society, with the help of the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) and Oklahoma City University, will present “Music of the Dust Bowl.” Performers will include Monica Taylor, Dr. Harold Aldridge, and Shelby Eicher’s band. The event is free for OHS members. Non-members may purchase a membership by calling 405.522.5202 to receive two reservations for this concert.
The concert will be held at the Oklahoma History Center. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and the concert will start at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP and/or buy memberships for the concert contact Nicole Harvey at 405.522.5202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The concert will feature Monica Taylor performing southern gospel from the 1930s and 1940s, such as Oklahoman Albert Brumley’s “I’ll Fly Away.” Also, Harold Aldridge will play regional Blues music from that era, and Shelby Eicher and his band will play Bob Wills’ music, which was prevalent in Oklahoma as KVOO broadcasts could be heard statewide at the time. In between the music will be readings from actors involved in the CityRep/OCU stage production of The Grapes of Wrath.
Both the play and the concert are official parts of the National Steinbeck Center’s 75th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath.
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Read about the making of the stage production, the play’s original musical score, and the concert at criticalrant.com.