Program History

Program History


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
Hermann: Suite from Psycho
Lippa/Mizzy: The Addams 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


September 13, 2014
Daniel Hege, 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, 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, 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, Conductor

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano Wesley Morgan, tenor Paul An, bass Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Dr. Timothy Sharp, director

Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93

Mozart Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626

March 14, 2015
Gerhardt Zimmermann, Conductor

Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A minor (“Tragische”)

May 9, 2015
Ron Spigelman, Conductor

Rossitza Jekova-Goza, violin – David Carter, clarinet – Timothy McFadden, trumpet

The Music of 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


Malice Toward None

Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark

Theme from Jurassic Park: The Lost World

Superman March from Superman

Selections from the Star Wars Series:

Duel of the Fates from The Phantom Menace

Across the Stars from Attack of the Clones

Battle of the Heroes from Revenge of the Sith

Parade of the Ewoks from Return of the Jedi

The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back



September 7, 2013
Phillip Mann, 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 Orchestra

Beethoven                            Symphony No. 5 in c minor, op. 67

October 5, 2013
Steven Smith, Conductor

William Wolfram, piano

Brahms                                   Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, op. 15

Brahms                                   Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73

November 9, 2013
Ron Spigelman, Conductor

Disney’s Fantasia

January 11, 2014
James Judd, 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, 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, Conductor

Kari Caldwell, cello

Jennifer Higdon                  Blue Cathedral

Haydn                                    Symphony No. 88 in G major, Hob. 1:88

Strauss                                   Don Quixote, op. 35


September 22, 2012
James Paul, Conductor

Ravel                                      Suite from Ma Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose)

Debussy                                 La Mer

Franck                                   Symphony in D Minor

November 3, 2012
Aaron Collins, Conductor

Stephen Lin, Piano

Hovhaness                            Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain”

Rachmaninoff                      Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Stephen Lin, Piano

Tobias Picker                         Old and Lost Rivers

Respighi                                 Pini di Roma (Pines of Rom)

December 1, 2102
Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor

A Symphonic Night at the Movies

Oz with Orchestra – The Wizard of Oz

February 9, 2013
Timothy Myers, Conductor

Mark O’Connor, Violin

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Violin

Michael Daugherty            Route 66

Ives                                        Symphony No. 1

Mark O’Connor                   Concerto for Two Violins
Mark O’Connor, violin
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

March 16, 2013
Daniel Hege, Conductor

Robin Sutherland, Piano

Mozart                                   Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K.467, “Elvira Madigan”
Robin Sutherland, piano

Bruckner                               Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, “Romantic”

April 6, 2013
David Lockington, Conductor

Dylana Jenson, Violin

Barber                                   Overture to The School for Scandal

Shostakovich                       Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, op. 99
Dylana Jenson, Violin

Beethoven                            Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92

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
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
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
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 Rescuers Down Under
 Orchestral Suite from Alladin
 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
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, 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
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