ARMSTRONG AUDITORIUM IN EDMOND TAKES HOME REDBUD AWARD

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Left to Right - Lt. Governor Todd Lamb, Shane Granger (Armstrong Auditorium Marketing Director), Edwin Trebels (Armstrong Auditorium Head Usher), and Jennifer Reynolds (Discovery Oklahoma host).

ARMSTRONG AUDITORIUM IN EDMOND TAKES HOME REDBUD AWARD
$25 million concert hall awarded “Outstanding New Attraction”

The Armstrong Auditorium was awarded the Outstanding New Attraction award during the 2014 Redbud Awards gala hosted by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association May 13 at the Oklahoma History Center.

The Redbud Awards recognize Oklahoma tourism attractions, destination marketing organizations and journalists for their outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma’s tourism industry in the past year. Redbuds are the highest honors given by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association annually.

“We continually strive to bring the highest quality performing arts and entertainment to Oklahoma and are honored to be selected as the Outstanding New Attraction in this year’s Redbud Awards,” said Shane Granger, Armstrong Auditorium marketing director. “We encourage and welcome the community and visitors to Oklahoma to come out and see what Armstrong Auditorium has to offer.”

The 823-seat auditorium presents a popular subscription-based concert series that will feature top talent in its 2014-15 season including Broadway diva Kelli O’Hara, jazz legend Peter Nero and the famed classical chamber orchestra Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, among others. Subscriptions go on sale June 1.

In addition to the series, the Armstrong Auditorium is a destination in itself, drawing over 50 thousand visitors per year. Constructed at a cost of $25 million the auditorium is adorned with more than a dozen Swarovski crystal-trimmed chandeliers—three are among the largest in North America—twin seven-foot Baccarat crystal candelabras commissioned by the Shah of Iran, American cherry wood veneers, Spanish marble and Azerbaijani onyx.

The concert hall features two Steinway concert-grand pianos that were hand-selected and imported from Hamburg, Germany. With just 75 feet separating the stage from the back wall, even the largest of audiences have perfect sight lines, no matter their seat, and the acoustics are unmatched in this world-class facility.

For tickets or information on the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation, its concert series or exhibits on display at Armstrong Auditorium, visit ArmstrongAuditorium.org or call 405-285-1010.

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