Tulsa Symphony returns to home concert hall for Beethoven, Shostakovich, Coleridge-Taylor, Liszt

Posted on: October 5, 2021

“The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra has performed several times at the Tulsa PAC during the COVID-19 pandemic, although those concerts were for television and radio broadcast, rather than for live audiences,” writes James D. Watts Jr. in Sunday’s (10/3) Tulsa World (OK). “However, the orchestra will present its first concert in its home stage, the Chapman Music Hall, this Saturday … Oct. 9…. The concert will feature as guest artist Garrick Ohlsson, who will perform the Piano Concerto No. 5 by Beethoven, more familiarly known as the ‘Emperor’ Concerto…. Guest conductor Bramwell Tovey, who serves as Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, Artistic Advisor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Artistic Director of Calgary Opera, will lead the orchestra in a program that will include the ‘Festive Overture’ by Shostakovich; Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s ‘Ballade’; and ‘Les Preludes’ by Liszt. All patrons will be required to show proof of either a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result prior to entry into the performance venue. A negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours of the performance for patrons who are not yet fully vaccinated. Masks will be required of all patrons.”