The final 2018-2019 TTCU Pops concert for Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College celebrates two legendary talents – composer Leonard Bernstein and director/choreographer Jerome Robbins – both born 100 years ago. Together, and separately, they helped bring the world “West Side Story,” “On the Town,” “The King and I,” “Peter Pan,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Gypsy,” and more.
The concert celebrating the Bernstein and Robbins centennial also features Tulsa Sings!, the annual vocal competition embedded with the professional orchestra. “Tulsa Sings! II: The Bernstein/Robbins Centennial” will be held at 7:30 p.m., April 5 & 6 at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education on the TCC Southeast Campus.
“Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins were trailblazers in creating music and melodies from shows that have stood the test of time,” said Andrés Franco, Signature Symphony at TCC Music Director. “This concert will surely ignite the audience and leave you dancing on air combined with what so many people have told me is their favorite concert of the year, Tulsa Sings!”
This year four finalists, Samuel Briggs, Dennis Crookedacre, Molly Crookedacre, and Majeste Pearson, include a father and daughter, an individual active in local theatre, and a former Tulsa Achieves student at TCC. They will perform with Signature Symphony before a panel of judges on both concert nights. The grand prize winner could be featured in a Signature Symphony concert during the 2019-2020 season. KOTV: News on 6 is a media sponsor for Tulsa Sings!.
Since its formation in 1979, Signature Symphony at TCC has been committed to providing rich musical experiences through live performances, as well as music education and community outreach. The Open Rehearsal held on the Thursday evening before every Classics concert is one example. Signature Symphony at TCC completes the 2018-2019 season with the final Signature Classics concert, “Mahler’s Resurrection” featuring Maria Lindsey and Clara Osowski, on Saturday, April 20.
Purchase tickets online or call 918-595-7777. Student rush tickets are available one-hour before the performance for $5 with student ID.
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.