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September 2017

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

Brown Bag It: Annie Ellicott

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Presented by the PAC Trust, bring your own lunch for this afternoon concert series!

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How I Became a Pirate

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates in search of the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas but soon learns that home and family are treasures you can’t find on any map.

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TU Dance

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - October 14 @ 10:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Founded in 2004 by former Alvin Ailey principal dancers Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands in Saint Paul, Minnesota, TU Dance is one of the leading voices for contemporary dance. The company aims to reveal the connective power of dance, celebrating a beautiful diversity on stage in work that often navigates complex themes of social change. The 10-member professional company is acclaimed for its versatile artists, performing work that draws together modern dance, classical ballet, and African-based and urban vernacular movements.…

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Danish String Quartet

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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Combining the hipster good looks of a rock band with impeccable technique and stylistic versatility, the musicians of DSQ, who met as young boys at summer camp, invite listeners to share their infectious joy in music. The bearded blonds will perform Haydn's Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2; Schnittke's Quartet No. 3 (1983); and Beethoven's Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, "Rasumovsky."

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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

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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