WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 07
Kyle Dillingham, a 2002 graduate of Oklahoma City University, will be among the honorees at the 34th Annual Governorís Art Awards, to be held Oct. 20.
Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry will honor 16 individuals and five organizations for their contributions to the arts in the state.
Frequently referred to as Oklahomaís musical ambassador, Dillingham earned his bachelorís of music in violin performance from OCUís Bass School of Music. He has performed in over 25 countries, has had two featured performances on Nashvilleís Grand Ole Opry, and frequently collaborates with musicians in Chicago and New York City. He has released commercial recordings as a solo performer and as a founding member of Horseshoe Road. A performance on national television in the Peopleís Republic of China reached an estimated 1 billion people.
This summer, Dillingham performed the lead role in ďPhra Lor,Ē a full-scale musical production at the Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand. Among the rave reviews he received, The Bangkok Post wrote: "Dillingham can bewitch and conjure a range of emotions from his violin...The music becomes the most intriguing and seductive aspect of this production."
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Governorís Arts Awards ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Capitolís fourth-floor rotunda. A reception on the first floor of the Capitol will follow. Both events are free and open to the public.
Recipients of the Governorís Arts Awards were selected by members of the Governorís Arts Awards Selection Committee from the nominations submitted.
For more information about Dillingham, visit www.kyle-web.com