Tulsa’s Signature Symphony announces 2017-18 season

Posted on: February 27, 2017

“The Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College will celebrate the connections between Tulsa and the worlds of classical and popular music in its upcoming season,” writes James D. Watts Jr in Friday’s (2/24) Tulsa World. “The orchestra’s Classics season will begin Sept. 23 with ‘Family Portraits,’ which will feature [pianist Horacio] Gutierrez…. Famed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko has made his home in Tulsa for the past 30 years, and in honor of that anniversary, the Signature Symphony will host a mini-festival highlighted by the Nov. 4 concert, ‘Yevtushenko and Shostakovich.’ ” Music Director Andrés Franco “said other planned events include an evening of Yevtushenko’s poetry, as well as possible showings of films he has directed and exhibits of his photography.” The “Made in America” concert on March 17, 2018, will include Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Old American Songs. Pops concerts will include “The Roaring ’20s and All That Jazz” (Sept. 8-9); music of Paul McCartney, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Elton John (Oct. 20-21); “Christmas on Tour” (Dec. 8-9); “Sinatra’s America” (Feb. 16-17); and “Tulsa Sings—100 Years of Song,” for which the orchestra will “ ‘conduct a talent competition we’re calling “Tulsa Sings” that will be open to singers of all ages,’ Franco said.”

Posted February 27, 2017