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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Symphony Show House plays well, and safely, with others in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Orchestra League's Symphony Show House, 2737 Guilford Lane, is open for touring in person from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through June 28, with the first hour reserved for those at higher risk for COVID-19, and online. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN]
The Oklahoma City Orchestra League's Symphony Show House, 2737 Guilford Lane, is open for touring in person from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through June 28, with the first hour reserved for those at higher risk for COVID-19, and online. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN]

The Symphony Show House hasn't hit a sour note, despite being conducted during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We had over 500 people come through the first weekend and all were very respectful of the social-distancing guidelines and came with masks, ready to enjoy the tour," said Susan Webb, director of marketing and public relations for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. "The feedback from guests has been fantastic, with many saying this is one of the best Show Houses yet!”

The annual fundraiser, a project of the Oklahoma City Orchestra League to support music education, continues at 2737 Guilford Lane from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through June 28, with the first hour reserved for those at higher risk for COVID-19.

This year, it includes an HGTV-style, virtual video tour, led by interior designers, produced by Reckless Abandonment Pictures, which comes with the Premium Experience Ticket. It also includes one in-person ticket.

"The online tour is going really well. Folks are loving the personal insight from some of the designers," Webb said.

Patrons and visitors can shop the designer boutiques online, as well, at www.okcphil.org/showhouse.

"The designer boutiques offer fun, whimsy and statement pieces for purchase," Webb said, "and remember all proceeds benefit the music education and community engagement efforts of the OKCPHIL."

She said volunteers who stepped up this year are especially important to the fundraiser.

"We are so grateful for the volunteers from the Orchestra League, the board and associate board, the designers, plus friends and family who have helped make this event possible," Webb said. "Many of our long-time volunteers are in the vulnerable category for COVID-19, and while helping in other ways cannot man the show house during tours. These newer volunteers, along with PHIL staff have stepped in to make this show house possible.

"It really does take a village and we are so grateful for the PHIL family whose support, flexibility and willingness to pitch in have allowed this event to happen.”

The completely renovated home includes a new custom pool and half-basketball court. Remodeled by A-List Construction, the house features nearly 8,000 square feet with five bedrooms, nine bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling commercial windows, marble, steel and rustic wood beams.

The home is listed with Wyatt Poindexter Group, of KW Luxury Homes International, for $3.25 million.

Tickets are available at www.okcphil.org/showhouse. For more information, email league@okcphil.org or go to www.okcphil.org. Follow the Symphony Show House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OCOLShowHouse.

This year’s Symphony Show House designers include:

Elizabeth Richardson, Adorn; Rosinna Gies, Amini's Galleria; Tuesday Fay and Halah Songer, Bob Mills Furniture; Abbie Wilkerson, Aleks Payne and Doris Medrano, Calvert's Plant Interiors; Crystal Carte, Carte's Interiors; Shara Castillo, Castle Rock Granite; Cindy Raby, Cindy Raby Interiors; Patti Williams, The Enchanted Cottage; Nora Johnson, Johnson Manor Interior Design; Jeff Muse and Beth Ketchum, K&N Interior Fabrics.

Also, Katelynn Henry, Steve Calonkey and Steve Simpson, Henry Home Interiors; Lezley Lynch, Lezley Lynch Designs; Kari Lopez, Renae Brady and Tracy Knoche, LOREC Ranch Home Furnishings; Nathan R. Hughes and Maria Magana, Mathis Design Studio; Keven Calonkey Carl, Cassidy Brunsteter and Lance Whitlow, Mister Robert Fine Furniture & Design; Cindy Curley and Ryan Johnson, Norwalk Design; Deb Johnson, Paint Inspirations Inc.

Also, Ronette Wallace, OTW Interiors and Suburban Contemporary Furniture; Julie Miller, Tin Lizzie; J. Mark Taylor, Traditions Fine Furniture & Design; and Steve Winters and Lisa Smallwood, Winter House Interiors.

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<strong>Project leaders J. Mark Taylor, Lisa Reed and Julia Hunt are shown inside the Symphony Show House, 2737 Guilford Lane. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN]</strong>

Project leaders J. Mark Taylor, Lisa Reed and Julia Hunt are shown inside the Symphony Show House, 2737 Guilford Lane. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN]

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[SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN] "><figcaption> Keven Calonkey Carl, Cassidy Brunsteter and Lance Whitlow, of Mister Robert Fine Furniture &amp; Design, staged the study at the Symphony Show House, 2737 Guilford Lane. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c432f8576dfd773a7990e81dd0722fd1.jpg" alt="Photo - Nathan R. Hughes and Maria Magana, of Mathis Design Studio, designed the family room at 2737 Guilford Lane. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN] " title=" Nathan R. Hughes and Maria Magana, of Mathis Design Studio, designed the family room at 2737 Guilford Lane. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN] "><figcaption> Nathan R. Hughes and Maria Magana, of Mathis Design Studio, designed the family room at 2737 Guilford Lane. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-aa5eda58a9a93daee4e74313dae4f45b.jpg" alt="Photo - The formal living room was designed by J. 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[SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN] " title=" The Oklahoma City Orchestra League's Symphony Show House, 2737 Guilford Lane, is open for touring in person from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through June 28, with the first hour reserved for those at higher risk for COVID-19, and online. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN] "><figcaption> The Oklahoma City Orchestra League's Symphony Show House, 2737 Guilford Lane, is open for touring in person from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through June 28, with the first hour reserved for those at higher risk for COVID-19, and online. [SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN] </figcaption></figure>
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