Philharmonic Director Says There's A 'Healing' In Special 25th Anniversary Performance

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 5:11 am
By: News 9

The man behind a special performance by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Murrah Building bombing says there's a healing happening in the music.

Alexander Mickelthwate was in his native Germany on April 19, 1995.

But then on Feb. 1, 2020, the Philharmonic played an original piece dedicated to the bombing anniversary, a composition written by Jonathan Leshnoff. His work was inspired by violins preserved during the Holocaust, and it's been played across the United States.

"There's a healing happening, a growing together happening. There's a future happening," Mickelthwate said.

Oklahomans honor the lives lost in and survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing, which happened 25 years ago Sunday. News 9 will have special coverage from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., with that last hour being a special ceremony in honor of the 168 killed in the nation's largest domestic terrorist attack.