Signature Symphony at TCC Celebrates 40 Years: A Season of Favorites
Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College celebrates 40 years of entertaining Tulsa area audiences with the 2018-2019 season. The year-long celebration promises to highlight audience favorites and feature returning guest artists from the professional orchestra’s history. In preparation for the 40th anniversary season, Signature Symphony asked audience members, sponsors, musicians, and advisory board members about their favorite concerts.
March 17, 2018 The Dean of American Composers, Aaron Copland, penned two pieces inspired by American folk songs, including his Appalachian Spring, which will be presented this evening.
The Signature Symphony is also proud to present Concerto for Oboe and English Horn, composed by University of Tulsa professor Joseph Rivers featuring Signature Symphony’s own Lisa Wagner and Sarah Evans. Join us for this concert of musical Americana.
Tulsa Sings! – 100 Years of Song
April 6 & 7, 2017 The future of Tulsa’s talent takes the stage in the season’s Pops finale. Tulsa Sings! Competition,
which welcomes anyone in the city, offers finalists the opportunity to perform beside Scott Coulter
and some of Broadway’s top vocalists. The up-and-comings and their more established idols
will perform classics by the Gershwins and Leonard Bernstein as well as songs from Elvis
and The Beatles. Hits from disco, Motown, and country music will round out the evening as
Signature Symphony welcomes you to take part in discovering the stars of the future and help select
the winner of the competition.
April 21, 2018
Noam Faingold, Director of Tulsa’s bART Conservatory, opens a night of music with the highly
anticipated world premiere of Others. Faingold begins a circle of life, and the Signature Symphony is delighted
to conclude the evening with love and hope from the second installment of our Mahler Project. Gustav
Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, which he composed at the dawn of the twentieth century, touches on the
universality of life, love, and death. The 4th movement, Adagietto, is a musical love letter to Mahler’s wife
Alma and the Signature Symphony invites you to take in what is notably his most famous work.
From Left: Tommy Mason, Kelly Ford, Emily Thresher, Kristi Grady, Allison Walden, Dennis Crookedacre
Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College names six finalists in Tulsa Sings! The vocal competition, launched last fall with media sponsor KOTV, will culminate with the final round and April performance with the Signature Symphony at TCC. Tulsa Sings! shines the spotlight on Tulsa’s undiscovered talent and is part of Signature Symphony’s year-long season exploring Tulsa’s music connections.
Single Tickets On Sale Now for 17-18 Signature Symphony Season
Individual tickets are on sale now for Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College’s 2017-2018 “From the Heartland: Tulsa Music Connections” season. This year, the TTCU Pops and Signature Classics series, will be a year-long celebration of music with Tulsa ties.
The 2017-2018 season opens in September with music reminiscent of Tulsa’s rich Art Deco era, the oil boom of the roaring 20s, and the emergence of the Jazz Age featuring trumpet player Byron Stripling. Also in September, world-renowned pianist Horacio Gutiérrez returns to Tulsa, appearing on the TCC Southeast Campus, the same campus where his sister, Mary, has been an associate professor of biology for many years.