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October 2017

Faust

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"Faust" is the classic tale of ambition, love, redemption and making deals with the devil. Charles Gounod’s first great success, establishing his international reputation, vividly comes to life in this classic production designed by Earl Staley and reimagined by the youthful vision of stage director Omer Ben Seadia. When Faust curses science and faith, the devil, Méphistophélès, appears with an offer the aging scholar can’t refuse. Faust sacrifices his soul in return for regaining his youth and love. In “Salut!…

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Fun Home

October 21 - October 22
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A fresh and brilliantly told story adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name, the show is marked by Gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst and great books. As she works on her memoir in the present day, successful middle-aged cartoonist Alison Bechdel recalls two time periods in her life. The first is her childhood, around age 10, when she struggles against her father's obsessive demands and begins to…

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Faust

October 22 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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"Faust" is the classic tale of ambition, love, redemption and making deals with the devil. Charles Gounod’s first great success, establishing his international reputation, vividly comes to life in this classic production designed by Earl Staley and reimagined by the youthful vision of stage director Omer Ben Seadia. When Faust curses science and faith, the devil, Méphistophélès, appears with an offer the aging scholar can’t refuse. Faust sacrifices his soul in return for regaining his youth and love. In “Salut!…

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Fun Home

October 26 - October 28
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A fresh and brilliantly told story adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir of the same name, the show is marked by Gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst and great books. As she works on her memoir in the present day, successful middle-aged cartoonist Alison Bechdel recalls two time periods in her life. The first is her childhood, around age 10, when she struggles against her father's obsessive demands and begins to…

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Twelve Angry Jurors

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - October 27 @ 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case — until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place — and decide on…

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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

Brown Bag It Concert Series

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Brown Bag It with the Trio Balan-Kan. Bring your lunch and enjoy this free event!

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Tulsa Ballet: Don Quixote

November 3 - November 5
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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For the first time in ten years, "Don Quixote" returns to the Tulsa stage. This visually stunning ballet features choreography by Anna-Marie Holmes, after Marius Petipa. The story follows the wild and crazy Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza as they chase after Kitri and Basilio, the forbidden lovers. Based on the timeless book by Miguel de Cervantes, this 19th century classical ballet is one of the most entertaining in ballet repertory. Nov. 3-4 at 8 p.m. Nov. 5…

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Amadeus

November 3 - November 5
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Inspired by envy and motivated by madness, 18th-century composer Antonio Salieri seeks to destroy by any means necessary his brilliant, bawdy rival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This 1981 Tony Award winner for Best Play was written by Peter Shaffer, who later adapted it into an Academy Award-winning film. Nov. 3-4 at 8 p.m. Nov. 5, at 2 p.m.

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Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild – Live!

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jungle Jack Hanna has explored the globe as one of America's most visible and respected animal ambassadors. Fans of all ages will enjoy hearing stories about brushing a hippo's teeth and eating with wombats and watching film footage from his worldwide adventures. Of course, a visit from Jungle Jack would not be complete without an array of animals, such as cheetahs, kangaroos, penguins and more, parading across the stage!

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Amadeus

November 10 - November 11
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Inspired by envy and motivated by madness, 18th-century composer Antonio Salieri seeks to destroy by any means necessary his brilliant, bawdy rival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This 1981 Tony Award winner for Best Play was written by Peter Shaffer, who later adapted it into an Academy Award-winning film. Nov. 10-11 at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.

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Meccore Quartet

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Developing a reputation for thrilling concerts and for championing the works of their Polish compatriot, Karol Szymanowski, these celebrated musicians perform standing up, engaging their whole bodies to express the essence of the music. Their Tulsa debut features Szymanowski's Quartet No. 2, Op. 56 and Schumann's Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1.

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Martin Luther on Trial

November 16 - November 19
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Lucifer, Hitler, Freud, M.L. King Jr., Pope Francis and Katie Von Bora in a courtroom drama for the ages! A trial for the soul of Martin Luther ... and the prosecutor is the Devil. In the new original play "Martin Luther on Trial," Luther’s beloved wife Katarina defends him as witnesses — including Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Josel, St. Paul, Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope Francis — take the stand. Even as 2017 marks 500 years since Luther…

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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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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

November 26
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Nov. 26…

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

November 28 - December 3
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Winner of two 2014 Tony Awards and the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, BEAUTIFUL is a must-see. Featuring the music of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, along with other contemporary songs by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector, BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry…

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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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