SYMPHONY IN THE PARK!
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

SYMPHONY IN THE PARK!

You’re invited! Join us as we celebrate music, family, and our wonderful city with this classic Tulsa tradition. Bring your picnic, enjoy the park, and hear an appealing program of pops and light classics conducted by Ron Spigelman. The evening is completely free and culminates in a spectacular fireworks finale in front of the beautiful Tulsa skyline.

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CLASSICS I: OPENING NIGHT GALA CONCERT WITH RACHEL BARTON PINE
Sep
14
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICS I: OPENING NIGHT GALA CONCERT WITH RACHEL BARTON PINE

Joined by world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine, the Opening Night concert features a rich collection of music including Rossini’s joyous Barber of Seville, Samuel Barber’s soulful and lyrical violin concerto, and the bold Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege leads the orchestra.

 

ROSSINI: Barber of Seville

BARBER: Violin Concerto Op.14

MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition

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CLASSICS II: DEBUSSY'S IMAGES
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICS II: DEBUSSY'S IMAGES

Opening with Rimsky-Korsakov’s brilliant and vivid Capriccio Espagnol, this program also features an exhilarating journey through Mozart’s Posthorn Symphony (Serenade No. 9) and Debussy’s whirling Images. Ron Spigelman conducts the orchestra.

 

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol

MOZART: Posthorn Symphony (Serenade No. 9)

DEBUSSY: Images

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CLASSICS III: MOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO. 24 IN C MINOR FEATURING ROBIN SUTHERLAND
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICS III: MOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO. 24 IN C MINOR FEATURING ROBIN SUTHERLAND

Guest artist Robin Sutherland (San Francisco Symphony) joins Tulsa Symphony led by Gerhardt Zimmermann to perform Mozart’s overtly dramatic Piano Concerto in C Minor.

The wonderful string interplay of Berlioz’s Beatrice and Benedict Overture and Lutoslawski’s elaborate and melodic Concerto for Orchestra round out the evening’s program, providing a kaleidoscope of passion, angst, and lively musical action.

 

BERLIOZ: Beatrice and Benedict Overture

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor

LUTOSLAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra

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CLASSICS IV: STRAUSS AND SCHUMANN
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICS IV: STRAUSS AND SCHUMANN

Lush and ornate, this program is a rainbow of shimmering orchestral color, featuring JS Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor, orchestrated by Edward Elgar, Richard Strauss’ autumnal Four Last Songs featuring acclaimed soprano Sarah Coburn, and the tragically expressive Symphony No. 2 by Robert Schumann. Daniel Hege conducts the orchestra in this unmissable concert.

 

BACH/ELGAR: Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor

STRAUSS: Four Last Songs

SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2


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CLASSICS V: MOZART AND GRIEG
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICS V: MOZART AND GRIEG

In celebration of the 2020 Summer Olympics, this program commences with the sonic olympiad that is Michael Torke’s effervescent Javelin. Praised by the New York Times for his alluring, colorfully shaded renditions,” guest artist Sean Chen performs Grieg’s lyrical Piano Concerto. The evening concludes with Mozart’s majestic Symphony No. 39. Guest conductor Leslie Dunner takes the podium.

 

TORKE: Javelin

GRIEG: Piano Concerto

MOZART: Symphony No. 39

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STAR WARS™ IN CONCERT
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

STAR WARS™ IN CONCERT

Experience Star Wars like never before! Jump in the Millennium Falcon and journey to Tatooine, Alderaan and beyond with a complete showing of Star Wars: A New Hope in high-definition, on a giant screen, with John Williams’ Oscar® winning score played live by Tulsa Symphony. Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, battles the evil empire and learns the ways of the Force in the iconic film that started it all.

 

© 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © DISNEY.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner/Chappell Music.

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CLASSICS VI: BLOCH AND BRAHMS
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICS VI: BLOCH AND BRAHMS

Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege leads the orchestra through an energetic and passionate program featuring an intense mingling of Beethoven’s Creatures of Prometheus Overture and Bloch’s Suite for Viola and Orchestra featuring principal violist Jeff Cowen, culminating in Brahms’ regal Symphony No. 1.

 

BEETHOVEN: Creatures of Prometheus Overture

BLOCH: Suite for Viola and Orchestra

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1

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PEACE, LOVE, AND ARLO
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

PEACE, LOVE, AND ARLO

An icon of the 1960’s counterculture generation, American folk artist Arlo Guthrie is known for both his social activism and the powerful storytelling exemplified in his music, including hits such as “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” “Coming into Los Angeles,” and “The Motorcycle Song.”

Growing up Guthrie, Arlo was surrounded by such renowned artists as Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, and various other folk greats. Arlo drew from these influences and brought folk music to the next generation.

Arlo will perform a variety of original material and cover songs accompanied by the full orchestra. Ron Spigelman conducts.

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SWE 50th Anniversary Concert
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

SWE 50th Anniversary Concert

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music will commemorate the 50th anniversary with an epic performance featuring more than 150 Bienen School alumni!

The SWE 50th Anniversary Celebration concert will be held Sunday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston. Alumni from virtually every major orchestra and military ensemble will perform a program of wind masterworks. The event is free and open to the public!!!

This event will also be live-streamed at https://www.music.northwestern.edu/live

Program repertoire to include:

Arnold/Paynter – Four Scottish Dances
Bach/Hunsberger – Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Grainger/Rogers – Children’s March
Handel – Overture to Music for the Royal Fireworks
Hindemith – Symphony in B–flat
Holst – First Suite in E–flat
Lauridsen/Reynolds – O Magnum Mysterium
Maslanka – Finale to Symphony No. 2
Mozart – Serenade in C minor, Movement 1
Prokofiev – Ode to the End of the War
Shostakovich/Higgins – Symphony No. 10, Movement 2
Strauss – Feierlicher Einzug
Strauss – Serenade, Op. 7
Whitacre – Sleep

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble 50th anniversary celebration weekend is sponsored by the Bienen School of Music. Partial support is also provided by an Alumnae Grant for Academic Enrichment from The Alumnae of Northwestern University.

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Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra: Literary Inspirations
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra: Literary Inspirations

MOZART              Overture to Abduction from the Seraglio                

RAVEL                   Pavane pour une infante défunte                

KORNGOLD         Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Op. 11                

DAUGHERTY        Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra    

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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: Oxford American Concert
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: Oxford American Concert

Oxford American Concert - As a reprise to the original performance for seven-piece jazz ensemble, this is a premiere of new expanded symphonic arrangements of No Tears Suite written by Grammy-nominated arranger/composer/bassist Rufus Reid.  The jazz ensemble will once again feature GRAMMY-winning drummer, Brian Blade, in addition to Rufus Reid (bass), Bobby LaVell (tenor saxophone), Marc Franklin (trumpet), and Chad Fowler (baritone and alto saxophone).  

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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: Oxford American Concert
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: Oxford American Concert

Oxford American Concert - As a reprise to the original performance for seven-piece jazz ensemble, this is a premiere of new expanded symphonic arrangements of No Tears Suite written by Grammy-nominated arranger/composer/bassist Rufus Reid.  The jazz ensemble will once again feature GRAMMY-winning drummer, Brian Blade, in addition to Rufus Reid (bass), Bobby LaVell (tenor saxophone), Marc Franklin (trumpet), and Chad Fowler (baritone and alto saxophone).  

https://www.facebook.com/events/247515979239979/

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