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August 2017

Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve: Glory

August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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For its second Summer Heat performance, the acclaimed century-old Swiss company Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève performs to the sparkling and architecturally rich music of the Baroque master Georg Friedrich Händel. In "Glory," choreographer Andonis Foniadakis has chosen the unique rhythm and dynamic of the German composer’s scores to draw from the dancers an intense presence that is enigmatic, daring, exuberant, joyful, imaginative and deeply human.

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Brian Brooks: Wilderness

August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Control and chaos collide in "Wilderness," performed by the critically acclaimed and award-winning Brian Brooks and his New York based ensemble with live music by Sandbox Percussion. Within the walls of a pristine white room, an enigmatic world exists at the intersection of order and impulse. Like molecules of compressed energy, eight dancers hurtle through composer Jerome Begin’s relentless percussion score and rise to choreographer Brian Brooks’ signature challenge to suspend the limits of the body and the imagination. Alternately…

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Ragtime

August 18 - August 20
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, "Ragtime" tells the story of three groups in New York in the early 20th century: African Americans, upper-class suburbanites, and Eastern European immigrants. "Ragtime" was adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Aug. 18-19 at 8 p.m. Aug. 20

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Ragtime

August 25 - August 27
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, "Ragtime" tells the story of three groups in New York in the early 20th century: African Americans, upper-class suburbanites, and Eastern European immigrants. "Ragtime" was adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Aug. 25-26 at 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at 2 p.m.

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid

August 29 - September 3
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Broadway’s under-the-sea spectacular! In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time — or all over again with classics such as “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,”…

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Ragtime

August 31 - September 3
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, "Ragtime" tells the story of three groups in New York in the early 20th century: African Americans, upper-class suburbanites, and Eastern European immigrants. "Ragtime" was adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Aug. 31 - Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. Sept. 3 at 2 p.m.

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September 2017

Calidore String Quartet

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Among the most celebrated ensembles of their generation, the Calidore Quartet made international headlines in 2016 by winning the world’s largest prize for chamber music. On the program for the ensemble's Tulsa debut are Joseph Haydn's Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, "The Lark"; Paul Hindemith's Quartet No. 4, Op. 22; Mendelssohn's Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1; and Caroline Shaw's "First Essay: Nimrod," commissioned for the Calidore Quartet in 2016. Whether you’re a longtime chamber music lover…

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I Am My Own Wife

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"I Am My Own Wife" is the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Berlin's most famous transvestite, who survived two of the most oppressive regimes of the 20th century, the Nazis and the Communists. Shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with the elegant and eccentric 65-year-old who hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman, while operating an antiques museum. Von Mahlsdorf's harrowing, often humorous, stories of survival through the…

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I Am My Own Wife

September 16 - September 17
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"I Am My Own Wife" is the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Berlin's most famous transvestite, who survived two of the most oppressive regimes of the 20th century, the Nazis and the Communists. Shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with the elegant and eccentric 65-year-old who hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman, while operating an antiques museum. Von Mahlsdorf's harrowing, often humorous, stories of survival through the…

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Gala Concert with Jon Kimura Parker

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker will perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 as the featured soloist at TSO’s Classics Series Gala Concert. Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, Parker has been hailed as “an insightful, energetic soloist” by The New York Times. Also on the program, conducted by Daniel Hege, are Brahms’ energetic Hungarian Dances No. 1 and No. 5 and Bartok’s colorful Miraculous Mandarin Suite.

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Classics I – Gala Concert

September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker will perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 as the featured concerto soloist on TSO’s opening Classics Series Gala Concert on September 16, 2017. Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, Mr. Parker has been hailed as “an insightful energetic soloist” by The New York Times. Also on the program are Brahms’ energetic Hungarian Dances No. 1 and No. 5 and Bartók’s colorful Miraculous Mandarin Suite.

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I Am My Own Wife

September 20 - September 24
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"I Am My Own Wife" is the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Berlin's most famous transvestite, who survived two of the most oppressive regimes of the 20th century, the Nazis and the Communists. Shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with the elegant and eccentric 65-year-old who hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman, while operating an antiques museum. Von Mahlsdorf's harrowing, often humorous, stories of survival through the…

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Green Day’s “American Idiot”

September 22 - September 23
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Fed-up suburban youths struggle to find their place in a superficial society in this 2010 Broadway rock opera. Based on the Grammy Award-winning album by the punk-rock band Green Day, this sung-through stage adaptation includes all the songs on the album, including "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends," as well as "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" from their album Nimrod. The story centers on three disaffected young men. Johnny and Tunny move to the…

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Chris Botti

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - September 24 @ 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Since the release of his critically acclaimed 2004 CD "When I Fall In Love," trumpeter Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four No. 1 jazz albums. His 2013 recording, "Impressions," won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting,…

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The Bodyguard

September 26 - October 1
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Canadian R&B star Deborah Cox stars in this musical based on the smash hit film. Frank Farmer, a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, is hired to protect music superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, "The Bodyguard" features a host of irresistible classics including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to…

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Green Day’s “American Idiot”

September 29 - October 1
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Fed-up suburban youths struggle to find their place in a superficial society in this 2010 Broadway rock opera. Based on the Grammy Award-winning album by the punk-rock band Green Day, this sung-through stage adaptation includes all the songs on the album, including "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends," as well as "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" from their album Nimrod. The story centers on three disaffected young men. Johnny and Tunny move to the…

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October 2017

Classics II – Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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TSO’s concertmaster Rossitza Jekova-Goza and pianist, Lyndon Meyer will perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9, the“Kreutzer.” They will be joined by principal cellist, Kari Caldwell to perform Brahms’ Piano Trio in B major.

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November 2017

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – In Concert!

November 18 - November 19
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. The concert will feature the Tulsa Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.…

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January 2018

Classics III – An Evening with Eric Whitacre

January 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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TSO welcomes GRAMMY® Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre as a guest conductor and featured composer. His ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united singers across the globe in a way in which no other composer has done. He will lead the Tulsa Symphony and the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus through a thrilling and diverse collection of his works which include Water Night, Equus, Deep Field, and Godzilla Eats Las Vegas. For more information about Eric Whitacre visit ericwhitacre.com.

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February 2018

Classics IV – Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3

February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Concertmaster Rossitza Jekova-Goza is the featured soloist, and will perform Korngold’s dramatic Violin Concerto. Principal Guest Conductor, Daniel Hege will conduct the Tulsa Symphony as they perform Medea’s Dance of Vengeance by Samuel Barber and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 “Scottish.”

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March 2018

Link Up: The Orchestra Sings Family Concert

March 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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For more than 30 years, Carnegie Hall Link Up has paired orchestras with students in grades 3-5 to explore orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills, including creative work and composition, through a hands-on music curriculum. Tulsa Symphony became a Link Up partner in the 2015-16 season. Students participate by singing or playing along on recorder with TSO from their seats in the concert hall. In our second season, TSO served over 12,000 students by partnering with their school music programs.…

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Classics V – Mahler’s Symphony No. 4

March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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On this final Classics Series concert of the 2017-2018 season, Daniel Hege will lead the Tulsa Symphony in John Adams’ Chairman Dances and Edward Elgar’s In the South (Alassio). TSO is delighted to welcome back the lovely Sarah Coburn, as the featured soprano soloist for Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.

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April 2018

Pops II – Voyage of Discovery: Space, The Final Frontier

April 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The TSO will transport audiences out of this world! Guest Pops Conductor Ron Spigelman and the Tulsa Symphony will perform Voyage of Discover: Space, The Final Frontier, featuring Holst’s The Planets – accompanied by images from NASA. Also on the program will be music from the Star Trek Enterprise, and from John Williams’ epic Star Wars score.

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May 2018

Pops III – Home Grown

May 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Home Grown, the Tulsa Symphony Pops Series season finale will showcase the exceptional musical talent that Oklahoma celebrates. This fun evening will feature well-loved jazz vocalist Annie Ellicott, the superb artistry of pianist Barron Ryan, the smooth sounds of saxophonist Clark Gibson, as well as Tulsa Symphony Orchestra musicians Steven Haefner, Dana Higbee, Tim McFadden and Jarrod Robertson.

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