A&E: Setting the Stage

Excitement is mounting as Edmond prepares to usher in a new age of world-class entertainment. Opening in September, Armstrong Auditorium will be the spectacular new home of Armstrong International Cultural Foundation’s performing arts series.

Marketing Director Shane Granger remarks that, “With the completion of the auditorium, Edmond’s cultural renaissance has taken another giant leap forward. Armstrong Auditorium is a $20 million tax-free gift to the citizens of Edmond.”

The auditorium’s debut performance will feature Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” on September 5th. Throughout the season, concert enthusiasts will enjoy choral, dance, string, piano, brass and wind from a choice of five intimately-proportioned seating areas. The hall will feature such headline performances as the Vienna Boys Choir, the Canadian Brass, the Russian National Ballet Theatre, pianists Andrè Watts and The 5 Browns, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet and the Romeros Guitar Quartet, among others.

Armstrong International Cultural Foundation formed in north Edmond in 1996 to forge a new era of the rich cultural and humanitarian traditions begun by philanthropist Herbert W. Armstrong. The foundations’s new concert hall is a crowning achievment representing two and a half years of architectural and engineering excellence.

“It is a sumptuous feast for the senses; visually stunning, acoustically brilliant, culturally rich and physically luxurious. It presents a peerless setting for enjoying the world’s greatest performances,” Granger reveals.

As elegant as it is in form, the auditorium is equally meticulous in function. Carefully scaled seating