From the iconic Route 66 to Woody Guthrie, Signature Symphony at TCC takes a musical tour of Oklahoma at the upcoming concert, “An Oklahoma Journey.” The in-person concert is set for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6 at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education on the TCC Southeast Campus.
The evening will also feature songs such as “Tulsa Time,” which Don Williams made famous, and “Alleluia,” composed by Oklahoma-born Ralph Manuel used at the national Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Service.
“There is something for everyone to love in this concert as we celebrate our music roots through multiple genres such as rock, country, folk and a little Broadway,” says Kelly Clark, Dean of Visual and Performing Arts at TCC.
This performance also marks the debut of the Tulsa Opera Signature Chorale, formerly Signature Chorale, a new partnership between Tulsa Opera and Signature Symphony at TCC. Aaron Beck, who has been a member of Signature Chorale family for many years, will lead the vocalists.
“Bringing together these two organizations allows us to capitalize on our different strengths for the benefit of the performing arts and our community. This collaboration will help our artists grow their voices and experiences,” says Aaron Beck, Tulsa Opera Artistic Administrator and Director of Education.
Signature Symphony will resume traditional, full orchestra performances with “Christmas in Tulsa,” on Saturday, Dec. 11. This concert features long-time collaborator Scott Coulter and showcases Tulsa Sings! performers. The professional orchestra will finish the 2021-2022 season, sponsored by TTCU Federal Credit Union, with three concerts developed by the artistic director finalists Scott Seaton, Alejandro Gómez Guillén, and Robert Franz.
Tickets for “An Oklahoma Journey” are $20 for general admission. Attendance will be limited to allow for physical distancing. Tickets for the full-orchestra concerts go on sale in November with packages and individual tickets available. Due to public health guidelines or TCC policy, the season schedule is subject to change.
This project is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.