USAO’s Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts series to kick off 2024 with mesmerizing musical experiences

Tickets on sale for The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Cleverlys
Tickets on sale for The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Cleverlys

Buy your loved ones the gift of the arts by purchasing tickets for the second half of the 23rd season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts series. The final two acts promise mesmerizing musical experiences from The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Cleverlys.

The season will kick off 2024 Feb. 15 with classic music from The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, with The Cleverlys closing out the series on March 28. Both shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on campus.

Tickets for each show cost $20 for the public and are available Tickets for K-12 students are available free of charge, thanks to continued support of the educational outreach mission of this series from the Chickasha Public Schools Foundation.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most sought-after big band in the world. Plan to celebrate Valentine’s, Gal-entines, or your love of the arts with an 8-piece box of gourmet chocolates! Custom DWPAS candy boxes can be pre-ordered for $15 when you purchase your tickets to the show.

Continuing in the footsteps of the beloved bandleader, this 18-member ensemble plays many of Miller’s original arrangements of jazz standards from the Swing era of the 1930s and ‘40s, as well as modern selections performed in the distinctive style and sound that Miller developed.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra, formed in 1956, has maintained its reputation as a musical powerhouse, touring worldwide and earning acclaim for its unparalleled performances. With a legacy rooted in the Swing Era, the orchestra continues to enchant audiences with its unique and timeless jazz repertoire.

The Cleverlys promise an evening of comedy and music. Formed in 2009 by Arkansas native Paul Harris, AKA Digger Cleverly, this faux-family band puts their unique bluegrass spin on hit songs of every style and genre. The New York Times wrote, “If Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, and Spinal Tap spawned a litter of puppies, it would be the Cleverlys.”

Before the show, Austin’s BBQ will be on the Oval outside of Te Ata Memorial Auditorium for everyone to purchase dinner before the show.

The USAO Foundation presents the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series with additional support from the Oklahoma Arts Council, Chickasha Public School Foundation, the university’s Culture and Recreation Committee, and corporate partners.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (405) 574-1213.

About the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series

The mission of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is to encourage attendance at high-quality performing arts events as an aspect of a liberal arts education for students, to provide an affordable cultural and entertainment resource for our college family and community, and to lead local arts education by presenting relevant and culturally diverse programming that broadens the aesthetic of our audiences. For more than two decades, the series has brought world-class performers from a range of styles to the USAO campus.

About the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma

As Oklahoma’s liberal arts college, the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma provides a distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences, supporting both its interdisciplinary core curriculum and major fields of study with superior teaching. USAO fosters diversity of thought and practice to help students realize meaningful, purposeful and productive lives as global citizens in a rapidly-changing world.