• 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.

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  • Tulsa Sings! Names Six Finalists

    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.

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  • Overture – A Speakeasy Experience

    Saturday, March 3, 2018
    Bond Event Center

    Support quality arts entertainment in Tulsa and strengthen Signature Symphony’s education and community outreach programs.

    Join us for a Speakeasy experience as we enjoy dinner and libations in a prohibition era atmosphere with Roaring 20’s music featuring Tulsa’s own musicians.

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  • Classics – Made in America

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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The 2018 Tulsa Sings! Finalists.

From Left: Tommy Mason, Kelly Ford, Emily Thresher, Kristi Grady, Allison Walden, Dennis Crookedacre

Tulsa Sings! Names Six Finalists

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.

SPONSORED BY THE NEWS ON 6

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Overture – A Speakeasy Experience

March 3. 2018 at 6:00 PM
Support quality arts entertainment in Tulsa and strengthen Signature Symphony’s education and community outreach programs.
Join us for a Speakeasy experience as we enjoy dinner and libations in a prohibition era atmosphere with Roaring 20’s music featuring Tulsa’s own musicians.

LEARN MORE



Classics – Made in America

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.

BUY TICKETS


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.

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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.

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Signature Symphony News

Signature Symphony Overture Tasting 2018 hires

Go back in time when passwords were your ticket into a club and raids were common, as you step into Overture: A Speakeasy Experience. The annual gala takes us to the Roaring 20’s during prohibition and the time of bootleggers and flappers. The event, hosted by Signature Symphony at TCC and the TCC Foundation, is continues with the concert season’s theme featuring Tulsa connections to food and music.

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Evening Features Greatest Opera Music Written

The fine art of combining an engrossing drama with a stirring musical score gave the world opera. Now, Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College will feature some of the greatest opera music ever written with “A Night at the Opera,” 7:30 p.m., January 27 at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education on the TCC Southeast Campus.

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Favorite Tulsa Holiday Tradition Brings Christmas Cheer

For more than 25 years, Tulsa area residents have ushered in the Christmas season by enjoying Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College “Christmas in Tulsa.” The performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education on the TCC Southeast Campus.

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An Evening Paying Tribute to Yevgeny Yevtushenko Includes World Premiere
Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College will honor the legacy of Yevgeny Yevtushenko with its second Classics performance of the season, “Yevtushenko and Shostakovich,” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 4. Yevtushenko, one of Russia’s most celebrated poets, taught at the University of Tulsa and contributed to our city’s cultural life over the last 30 years.

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Signature Symphony Expands Rush Tickets to Include Teachers

Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College expands who can buy rush tickets to include teachers and educators. Students and teachers can now buy rush tickets for $5 one-hour prior to show time for any Signature Symphony performance.

“The mission of Signature Symphony focuses on education and it is important for us to recognize the hard work of our area educators. This is one way we can help show our gratitude and appreciation for educating our state,” Andrés Franco, Signature Symphony Music Director said.

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Signature Symphony at TCC Announces Tulsa Sings! Competition

We hope to find the next big talent with ties to the greater Tulsa area.
Signature Symphony at TCC announces Tulsa Sings!, a vocal competition. People can enter beginning today through Oct. 15.
Plus, this is a great opportunity for the finalists, and eventually the winner, to work and learn from professional performers and musicians.

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The Maestro: Andres Franco

Starting his third season as Signature Symphony at TCC’s Music Director, ANDRÉS FRANCO continues to delight audiences with his imaginative programming and energetic style. Mr. Franco also serves as Associate Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Principa; Conductor of Caminos del Inka.

A native of Colombia, Mr. Franco is dedicated to preserving and performing the music of the Americas. As principal conductor of Caminos del Inka, he has led many performances of works by Latin American composers, such as Jimmy López, Diego Luzuriaga and the famous Argentine composer Ástor Piazzolla.

Andrés Franco formerly served as music director of the Philharmonia of Kansas City, as associate and resident conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and as Leonard Slatkin’s assistant conductor during the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

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