The last two Scissortail Streams, Episodes 7 & 8 feature members of Oklahoma’s own, Horseshoe Road! On Friday, May 8 live-looping violinist, Peter Markes performed in the Mary Ann and Stroud Holt Garden in the north woodlands area of the Park.
Oklahoma’s Musical Ambassador, Kyle Dillingham can be spotted in two locations for his performance on Friday, May 15. He plays mutliple instruments during his set at “The Unexpected Us” art installation created by Oklahoma artists, Denise Duong and Gabriel Friendman in the Lake Lens Garden. But, he can also be seen playing violin while riding a skateboard through the “waving wheat” fountain poles!
Our online concert series has been such an amazing way to support Oklahoma artists while introducing the community to different areas of Scissortail Park during the last eight weeks!
About Peter Markes
Peter Markes (pronounced Marcus) is fast becoming known as OKC’s “Live-Looping Violinist,” using his violin to create pop hits from scratch live in front of audiences. Also the guitarist with the band, Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road, Peter has performed throughout the world in nearly 30 countries, and in 2019, the band had their debut performance on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2018, he released his debut solo album, “I Have a Dream,” available on his website or digitally worldwide.
As a career teacher, Peter was named the 2014 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year and served fifteen years as director of orchestras at Edmond North High School. He has performed twice with the Edmond North Orchestra in Carnegie Hall and also at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago. He resigned from teaching in 2017 and remains active as a consultant to music educators. Peter lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Kris, and their two sons.
Learn more at www.PeterMarkes.com, www.Youtube.com/PeterMarkesMusic and on social media @PeterMarkesMusic.
About Kyle Dillingham
Kyle Dillingham, of Oklahoma City, started playing the violin when he was nine. While still in high school, Dillingham was featured twice on Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and had performed with legends Roy Clark and Hank Thompson. He later went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in instrumental music performance from Oklahoma City University.
Dillingham has taken his music to 37 countries earning him the title of “Oklahoma’s Musical Ambassador.”
He has performed for the King of Malaysia, the Princess of Thailand, Beijing Central Conservatory (broadcast on Chinese national television) and Singapore’s National Day Celebration. Dillingham has also performed for many government leaders including the Japanese, Thai and Saudi Arabian Ambassadors as well as for many US Ambassadors while abroad.
Furthermore, as the Musical Ambassador in Residence at the University of Central Oklahoma, Dillingham uses his “musical diplomacy” to help develop and strengthen new overseas partnerships for the university.
Kyle has also championed the commissions and performed the premieres of 8 new works for solo violin and symphony orchestra – collaborating with many orchestras worldwide!