Stephane Wrembel played to a packed lawn July 10th at the Myriad Gardens along with Kyle Dillingham as a thank you to supporters of the Allied Arts. The concert was open to the public and all ages. The French ensemble made for a perfect summer evening.
Set in the heart of downtown, the lawn and Devon Tower made for a relaxing backdrop to the soft jazz tunes of Wrembel. An Academy-Award winning composer and bestselling guitarist, Stephane’s gentle tones and complex melodies wowed the community.
The free event was held as a thank-you to the supporters of the Allied Arts after a record breaking $3.2 million dollars in donations to help arts programming and education.
The concert attracted such a large coward that many people had to camp out on the nearby hills and pathways around the theater. Even with the crowd, the event felt very intimate. Between the soft lighting and personable act you felt like you could walk right up on stage and join in.
This is the kind of concert the Myriad Garden should attract—family friendly, relaxed, hangouts to bring together the Oklahoma Metro as a community. Even Stephane admitted he loved playing in Oklahoma because, “you all love music so much.”
With how many Oklahomans love music, we should encourage opening the gardens up for local talent more often. To help encourage this kind of community involvement you can support the Allied Arts by volunteering, donating, and attending arts functions. To learn more check out the Allied Art’s webpage at: http://www.alliedartsokc.com/