Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College plans a 2020-2021 concert season of virtual concerts, events, and, when possible, in-person events. Sponsored by TTCU Federal Credit Union, the season is divided into three quarters with the professional orchestra announcing concert and event details on a quarterly basis.
“Admittedly, this season looks different than what we thought seven months ago, but reinvention allows us to share music and our music education programs with our community. As we announce each quarter schedule, we can adapt based on the latest public health guidance to ensure the safety of our musicians, staff and patrons,” said Kelly Clark, TCC School of Visual and Performing Arts Dean.
The 2020-2021 season – Fall Perspectives, Winter Perspectives, Spring Perspectives – will consist of a virtual Chamber Music Concert series and a virtual Connecting the Dots series exploring the love of music with programs for children and adults.
“The Chamber Music series features a smaller number of musicians allowing them to perform safely with physical distancing guidelines in place on stage. The streaming nature of these concerts gives everyone a front row seat. Plus, you can connect and explore music through Connecting the Dots, as Signature musicians host an interactive educational program,” said Joe Falvey, D.M.A., Signature Symphony at TCC manager.
As the pandemic forced spring events to be canceled, Signature Symphony said farewell to Maestro Andrés Franco after five years of his artistic leadership. However, he will be back to conduct a final ‘farewell concert’ in Spring 2021. In addition, Signature Symphony is extending the search for the next artistic director into the 2021-2022 season.
“We want to ensure our community can see our three wonderful candidates with Signature Symphony on stage as well as visit with them when they come to Tulsa. Still, the finalists will be part of our current season and participate in some of our streaming events,” said Clark.
Signature Symphony has four different streaming subscriptions ranging from a single event to an entire season. The subscription gives you access for seven days from the date of the event. Plus, subscribers have first chance to purchase limited tickets for in-person events. You can purchase a $10 subscription for a single program or a $20 subscription for a month with a minimum of three virtual programs. A subscription to one of the Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters with a minimum of 9 virtual programs is $50 and a season subscription to all virtual programs is $125. In addition, a special single event rate is available for students, who must email email@example.com using a school email address to request the code.
To become a subscriber for the 2020-2021 season, visit www.signaturesymphony.org, call (918) 595-7777, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. By ordering subscriptions online, please note there is a processing fee.
In addition to the streaming concerts, Signature Symphony will have add-on events, when possible. These events will be announced separately such as Signature Symphony LIVE at ONEOK Field at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 19, featuring Beethoven’s 5th Symphony with a special fireworks display.