An American Salute: Lawton Philharmonic honors military

An American Salute: Lawton Philharmonic honors military

LAWTON, Okla._The Lawton Philharmonic is opening their 54th season with An American Salute, dedicated to local ROTC cadets and the military.

The concert is Saturday, August 29, at 8:00 p.m. at McMahon Memorial Auditorium in Lawton. Tickets range between $10 and $50. They are available by phone at 580-531-5043, online at or at the box office on the night of the show.

An American Salute features a rousing program of All-American music, including selections from Gershwin, John Williams' arrangement of our National Anthem, and Samuel Barber's Piano Concerto, performed by Houston-based virtuoso, Andrew Staupe.

The Lawton Philharmonic invites JROTC cadets from all of our area high schools and ROTC cadets from Cameron University to attend free of charge. We are offering their families tickets at the student price of just $10. More information is available by contacting the Lawton Philharmonic office.

An American Salute is sponsored by the F. Elise Smith Foundation. Ms. Smith was an Army nurse who served in World War II and the Vietnam War. She retired in Lawton at the rank of major. She dedicated the rest of her life to serving numerous causes in our area, and her foundation continues this vision, especially in regards to aiding our military and the young people joining the service.

The Lawton Philharmonic has a long history of providing southwest Oklahoma with the world's greatest orchestral music performed by world-class musicians. Their 54th season highlights the range of their orchestra, from classical arias to modern pieces and musical theater.