Program History

Program History

2016-2017
September 10, 2016
Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
Strauss Don Juan
De Falla The Three-Corned Hat Suite No. 2
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

 

October 8, 2016
Phillip Mann, Guest Conductor
Bruce Schultz, horn
Barber Essay No. 1
Mozart Horn Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

 

November 5, 2016
Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor
John Williams Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

November 18, 2016
Martinu La Revue de Cuisine
Schubert Trio no. 1 in B-flat major, D.898

 

January 14, 2017
Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Rossitza Jekova-Goza, violin
Mendelssohn The Hebrides
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin 
Ravel Tzigane
Beethoven Symphony No. 4

 

January 20, 2017
Barber Summer Music, op. 31
Spohr Nonet, op. 31

 

March 11, 2017
Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor
Kander/arr. V. Lopez Highlights from Chicago
Copland Hoe-down from Rodeo
Gershwin/arr.Sayre Someone to Watch Over Me
Edwards/arr. Dragon In My Merry Oldsmobile
Robinson If There’s Anybody Here from Out Of Town (A Capella)
Arlen Over the Rainbow
Trad/arr. Dragon Shenandoah
Handy/arr. Holcombe St. Louis Blues
Rogers/arr. Dragon Excerpts from Oklahoma
Keyes Sh Boom (“Life is but a Dream”)
Trad/arr. Mandell Red River Valley
Newman/arr. Moss The Big Race from Cars
Grofe Sunrise from the Grand Canyon
R. Strauss Thus Spake Zarathustra – Sunrise
Various/arr. Dalton Elvis Presley Medley
Copland Our Town
Troup/arr. Dalton Get Your Kicks on Route 66

 

March 17, 2017
Schumann Piano Quartet, op. 47
Grainger Molly on the Shore

 

April 8, 2017
James Bagwell, Guest Conductor
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
Brahms Ein Deutshes Requiem

 

May 13, 2017
Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Haydn Symphony No. 90
Kodaly Hary Janos Suite
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1945 version)
2015-2016
September 26, 2015
Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Yun-Chin Zhou, piano
Thomas Prayer Bells
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

 

October 31, 2015
Ron Spigelman, Guest Pops Conductor
Bach Toccata from Toccata and Fugue
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Herrmann Suite from Psycho: Prelude, Murder, Finale
Lippa / Mizzy The Adams Family Overture
Waxman The Creation of the Monster from The Bride of Frankenstein
Schwartz Selections from Wicked
Webber Selections from The Phantom of the Opera
Williams “Imperial March” from The Empire Strikes Back
Jackson “Thriller”
Gregson Selections from The Chronicles of Narnia
Rimsky-Korsakov “Flight of the Bumblebee”
Lopez Selections from Frozen
Shore Selections from The Lord of the Rings
Williams Tribute to John Williams

 

December 5 & 6, 2015
Ron Spigelman, Guest Pops Conductor
Claire Kifer, soloist
Andrew Barker, soloist
Timothy McFadden, trumpet
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Timothy Sharp, Artistic Director
Jenks High School Choir, Amy Pitts, director
Edison High School Choir, Julie Boucher, director
Owasso High School Choir, Mindy Bettridge, director
Cascia Hall High School Choir, Candy Coonfield, director
Anderson Christmas Festival Overture
Chesnokov-Gruber Salvation is Created/Silent Night
Wilhousky Carol of the Bells
arr. Forrest The First Noel
Friedman A Chanukah Overture
Tchaikovsky Selections from Nutcracker
arr. Krogstad Christmas at the Movies
O’Boyle A Christmas Story
Javits Santa Baby
Anderson Sleigh Ride
arr. Hamm A Christmas Medley
arr. Higgins Christmas on Broadway
arr. Norris Christmas Carol Sing-a-long

 

January 17, 2016
Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
David Carter, clarinet
Debussy Afternoon of a Faun
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major
Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 in G Minor

 

February 20, 2016
Sarah Ioannides, Guest Conductor
Bach Three Chorale Preludes
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5
Beethoven Symphony No. 6

 

March 12, 2016
Benjamin Zander, Guest Conductor
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Timothy Sharp,  Artistic Director
Beneath the Score
Mahler Symphony No. 2

 

April 9, 2016
Ron Spigelman, Guest Pops Conductor
 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s At the Movies

 

May 14, 2016
Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Kernis Musica Celestis
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Copland Symphony No. 3
2014-2015
September 13, 2014
Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Meng-Sheng Shen, piano
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18
Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944 (“The Great”)

 

October 4 & 5, 2014
Grant Cooper, Guest Conductor
Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela from Lemminkäinen Suite, op. 22
Sibelius Valse Triste, op. 44 No. 1
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43

 

December 16, 2014
Steven Smith, Guest Conductor
Rossitza Jekova-Goza, violin
Tchaikovsky Selections from The Nutcracker
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 in G minor, op. 13 (“Winter Dreams”)

 

January 17, 2015
James Bagwell, Guest Conductor
 Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano
Wesley Morgan, tenor
Paul An, bass
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
Dr. Timothy Sharp, director
Mozart Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626
Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93

 

March 14, 2015
Gerhardt Zimmermann, Guest Conductor
Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A minor (“Tragische”)

 

May 9, 2015
Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor
Rossitza Jekova-Goza, violin
David Carter, clarinet
Timothy McFadden, trumpet
John Williams Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Hedwig’s Theme, Harry’s Wondrous World
Liberty Fanfare (written for the re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty)
Theme from Schindler’s List
Viktor’s Tale from The Terminal
Selections from Lincoln: The People’s House, Getting Out the Vote, Elegy, Malice Toward None
Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Theme from Jurassic Park: The Lost World
Superman March from Superman
Selections from Star Wars: Duel of the Fates, Across the Stars, Battle of the Heroes, Parade of the Ewoks, The Imperial March
2013-2014
September 7, 2013
Phillip Mann, Guest Conductor
Siwoo Kim, violin
Sarah Coburn, soprano
Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 in C Major, op. 72b
Samuel Adler Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Samuel Adler Those Were the Days: Four Nostalgic Songs for Soprano and Ochestra
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in c minor, op. 67

 

October 5, 2013
Steven Smith, Guest Conductor
William Wolfram, piano
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, op. 15
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D minor, op. 73

 

November 9, 2013
Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor
Disney’s Fantasia

 

January 11, 2014
James Judd, Guest Conductor
Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, op. 100

 

February 8, 2014
Sarah Ioannides, Guest Conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano
 Casey Cantwell, organ
Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals
Mozart Concerto No. 10 in E-flat major for two pianos, K. 365
Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C minor, “Organ,” op. 78

 

April 12, 2014
Gerhardt Zimmerman, Guest Conductor
Kari Caldwell, cello
Jennifer Higdon Blue Cathedral
Haydn Symphony No. 88 in G major, Hob. 1:88
Strauss Don Quixote, op. 35
2012-2013
September 22, 2012
James Paul, Guest Conductor
Ravel Suite from Ma Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose)
Debussy La Mer
Franck Symphony in D minor

 

November 3, 2012
Aaron Collins, Guest Conductor
 Stephen Lin, piano
Hovhaness Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain”
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Tobias Picker Old and Lost Rivers
Respighi Pini di Roma (Pines of Rom)

 

December 1, 2012
Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor
A Symphonic Night at the Movies
Oz with Orchestra – The Wizard of Oz

 

February 9, 2013
Timothy Myers, Guest Conductor
Mark O’Conner, violin
 Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
Michael Daugherty Route 66
Ives Symphony No. 1
Mark O’Connor Concerto for Two Violins

 

March 16, 2013
Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Robin Sutherland, piano
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K.467, “Elvira Madigan”
Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, “Romantic”

 

April 6, 2013
David Lockington, Guest Conductor
Dylana Jenson, violin
Barber Overture to The School for Scandal
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, op. 99
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92
2011-2012
September 10, 2011
José-Luis Novo, Guest Conductor
Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersing von Nürnberg, WWV96
Stravinsky Divertimento –– Symphonic Suite from The Fairy’s Kiss
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36

 

October 22, 2011
Gerhardt Zimmermann, Guest Conductor
Siwoo Kim, violin
Theofanidis Rainbow Body
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47
Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra, TrV 176, op.30

 

November 12, 2011
Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor
The Men of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
Tim Sharp, artistic director
  Disney Live in Concert  Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

 

January 7, 2012
Andrew Grams, Guest Conductor
Shijun Wang, piano
Respighi Gli Uccelli (The Birds), Suite for Small Orchestra
Beethoven Concerto No. 2 for Piano on B-flat major, op.19
Schumann Symphony No. 3 in B-flat major, op.97 (“Rhennish”)

 

February 4, 2012
Timothy Muffitt, Guest Conductor
James Westwater, photochoreographer
Harris Symphony No. 3 in One Movement
Copland Suite from “Billy the Kid”
Grofé Grand Canyon Suite

 

March 4, 2012
Daniel Hege, Guest Conductor
Lisa van der Ploeg, mezzo-soprano
The Women of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
Tim Sharp, artistic director
Tulsa Youth Opera
Tulsa Children’s Chorus
Mahler Symphony No. 3 in D minor

 

May 5, 2012
Alastair Willis, Guest Conductor
Timothy McFadden, trumpet
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, Hob. VIIe:1
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
2010-2011
September 10, 2010
Alastair Willis, Guest Conductor
Mendelssohn Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 25a
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in d minor, Op. 47

 

October 23, 2010
Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, “Jupiter”
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

 

November 13, 2010
David Lockington, Guest Conductor
Rossitza Jekova-Goza, violin
Jeffrey Cowen, viola
Mozart Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, K. 364
Ravel La Valse, poème choreographique for orchestra
R. Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op.145 (1945)

 

January 29, 2011
Crafton Beck, Guest Conductor
Quartet San Francisco, guest artists
Jeremy Cohen, violin
Alisa Rose, violin
Keith Lawrence, viola
Michelle Djokic, cello
Kabalevsky Overture to Colas Breugnon
Webber Highlights from Evita
Anderson Blue Tango
Bernstein Selections from West Side Story
Saint-Saëns “Danse Bacchanale” from Samson and Delila
Selections with Quartet San Francisco
Bard/arr. Cohen Gallo Ciego
Rodriguez/arr. Cohen La Cumparsita
Jeremy Cohen Al Colon
Piazzolla/arr. Cohen Melodia/Libertango
Jeremy Cohen Guamba

 

March 12, 2011
Gisele Ben-Dor, Guest Conductor
Michael Noble, piano
Liszt Les Préludes, poeme symphonique no. 3, op.24
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major, Op.10
Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op.90

 

April 16, 2011
Gerhardt Zimmermann, Guest Conductor
Brenda Harris, soprano
Edyta Kulczak, mezzo-soprano
Frank Porretta, tenor
Harold Wilson, bass
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
Tim Sharp, artistic director
University of Tulsa Chorale
Kim Childs, artistic director
University of Tulsa Cappella Singers
Kim Childs, artistic director
Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125
2009-2010
September 26, 2009
Andrew Massey, Guest Conductor
J.S. Bach/orch. Webern Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci from A Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

 

October 24, 2009
David Lockington, Guest Conductor
Lise Glaser, oboe
Rossini Overture to L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
Marcello Concerto for Oboe and Strings in C Minor, SF. 935
Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”

 

November 21, 2009
Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor
Andrea Baker, vocals
Walter White, trumpet
Gershwin Overture to Girl Crazy
Ellington/arr. Peress Suite from Black, Brown and Beige
Selections from The Great American Songbook
Rodgers Slaughter on Tenth Avenue from On Your Toes
Gershwin Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite in Five Parts
from the music of Porgy and Bess

 

January 16, 2010
José-Luis Novo, Guest Conductor
Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D Major, Hob. I:104, “London”
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma”

 

March 27, 2010
Andrew Grams, Guest Conductor
Sun Min Kim, piano
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
Tim Sharp, artistic director
Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm from Les Troyens
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé, A Ballet in One Act
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus

 

May 1, 2010
James Bagwell, Guest Conductor
Lindsey McKee, soprano
Chabrier España
Revueltas Sensamayá
Piazolla Two Tangos
Ginastera Dances from the Ballet Estancia
Falla The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos)
Lindsey McKee, Soprano
2008-2009
September 6, 2008
Alastair Willis, Guest Conductor
Estacio Spring’s Promise – Orchestral Fanfare
Stravinsky Suite from Pulcinella
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica”

 

October 18, 2008
David Lockington, Guest Conductor
Alexander Ghindin, piano
Sawyers Symphony Music for Strings and Brass
Prokofiev Piano Concert NO. 3 in C Major, Op.26
Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G Major, B.163 (Op.88)

 

November 15, 2008
James Bagwell, Guest Conductor
  The Magical Music of Disney Disney Classics Overture
Orchestral Suite from Tarzan
Orchestral Suite from The Little Mermaid
Orchestral Suite from Hercules
Mary Poppins: A Symphonic Fantasy
Theme from The Rescuers Down Under
Orchestral Suite from Aladdin
Orchestral Suite from Mulan
Orchestral Suite from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Orchestral Suite from The Lion King

 

March 14, 2009
Edwin Outwater, Guest Conductor
Williams Summon the Heroes
Ives Variations on “America”
Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Bernstein Three Dance Epidsodes from On the Town
Gershwin Lullaby for Strings
Schuman New England Triptych
April 3, 2009
Gerhardt Zimmermann, Guest Conductor
 Zhang Zuo, piano
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93
May 16, 2009
Daniel Hege, Guest Conductor
Verdi Overture to La Forza del Destino
Wagner Excerpts from The Ring of Nibelungen Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla
Wagner Die Valkürie: Ride of the Valkyries
Wagner Siegfried: Forest Murmurs
Wagner Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
Strauss Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), Op.40
2007-2008
September 8, 2007
Gerhardt Zimmermann, Guest Conductor
Corigliano Promenade Overture
Corigliano To Music
Copland Appalachian Spring
Dvorak Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

 

October 27, 2007
Daniel Hege, Guest Conductor
Williams “Harry’s Wondrous World” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Falla “Ritual Fire Dance” from El Amor Brujo
Wagner “Wotan’s Magic Fire Music” from Die Walküre
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Stravinsky Firebird Suite, 1919
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
IV. Marche au Supplice: Allegro non troppo
V. Songe d’une nuit du Sabbat

 

November 10, 2007
Andrew Massey, Guest Conductor
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1, “Classical” in D Major, Op. 25
Britten Suite on English Folk Songs, Op. 90
Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

 

February 2, 2008
Vladimir Lande, Guest Conductor
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
Donald Studebaker, Guest Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov La Grande Paque Russe (Russian Easter Overture), Op. 36
Mussorgsky Introduction to Khovanshchina
Borodin “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

 

April 5, 2008
Carl Toplilow, Guest Conductor
Kari Caldwell, cello
Rossitza Jekova-Goza, violin
Timothy McFadden, trumpet
Willam Damron, trombone
Williams The Cowboys Overture
Fauré Élégie for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24
Sarasate Zigeunerweisen (“Gypsy Airs”), Op. 20
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Turin Fandango for Trumpet and Trombone
Gershwin An American in Paris
2006-2007
November 3, 2006
José-Luis Novo, Guest Conductor
Shostakovich Festive Overture in A Major, Op. 96
Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

 

January 6, 2007
Edwin Outwater, Guest Conductor
Rossitza Jekova-Goza, violin
Williams March from Superman
Williams Theme from Schindler’s List
Williams Three Pieces from Star Wars
Holst The Planets

 

January 27, 2007
Carol I. Crawford, Guest Conductor
Jie Yuan, piano
Smetana The Moldau from My Fatherland
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Rimsky-Korsokov Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite for Orchestra, Op. 35

 

May 19, 2007
Alastair Willis, Guest Conductor
J.S. Bach/arr. Respighi Passacaglia in C Minor
Respighi Church Windows, Four Impressions for Orchestra
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64