Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College announces "You’re Doin’ Fine, Oklahoma" will be a virtual concert and streamed live at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30. Finalists from the third annual Tulsa Sings!, a vocal competition embedded in the professional orchestra, will be featured during the concert that celebrates the collaborations of Rodgers and Hammerstein, two of Broadway’s most legendary figures.
This season, sponsored by TTCU Federal Credit Union, consists of virtual concerts and events. A streaming subscription for the single event is $10 which provides access to the live stream as well as access to the recorded concert for seven days for replay.
“Just as many things have adapted in the past six months, Signature Symphony has made changes for the safety of our musicians and Tulsa Sings! finalists. With fewer people inside the performance hall, one of the more exciting options is the live streaming so you can be part of the performance from the comfort and safety of your home,” said Kelly Clark, School of Visual and Performing Arts dean.
This year’s Tulsa Sings! finalists will perform with a smaller number of musicians on stage to allow for physical distancing. The finalists are Reese Buchert, a Jenks High School senior; Doug Demaree, Oklahoma native and church music leader and vocalist; Chiara Miller, a student at Northeastern State University; Mike Pryor, original member of Tulsa’s own Forever Plaid; James Ross, a Tulsa doctor with classical training in violin and vocal performance; Emily Thresher, a recent Jenks graduate now attending Lipscomb University in Nashville; and the Blakely Family: Connor Blakely, Douglas Blakely, and Charlotte Couch, a family trio who all have classical vocal training.
One of the creators of Tulsa Sings! is Scott Coulter, a New York City based vocalist and concert producer. He helped develop the vocal competition, now in its third year, and is instrumental in selecting and mentoring the finalists through the vocal competition.
“Tulsa Sings! is a Signature Symphony tradition showcasing individuals with Tulsa ties. With some changes, I am thrilled these talented vocalists will get their chance to shine and I will be able to mentor them during rehearsals leading up to the performance,” said Coulter.
The Tulsa Sings! grand prize winner is selected by a panel of judges and will be announced during the live streamed concert and interviewed Monday, Nov. 2 on KOTV’s Six in the Morning show. In addition, the grand prize winner will have the opportunity to be featured in a Signature Symphony concert during the following season. The Tulsa Sings! audience favorite will be determined by number of votes from audience members with votes captured during the live streamed performance and for up to seven days with the recorded concert. The audience favorite will be announced on social media on Monday, Nov. 9.
Signature Symphony has four different streaming subscriptions providing access for seven days from the date of the event ranging from $10 for a single event or $125 for an entire season. Plus, subscribers have first chance to purchase limited tickets for in-person events. In addition, a $5 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.
Signature Symphony is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.