Tulsa Symphony Orchestra moves January and March live performances to KWTU-FM radio

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tulsa Symphony has moved its live performances originally scheduled for January 16 and March 13, 2021, to free radio broadcasts on Public Radio Tulsa 88.7 KWTU-FM.

In celebration of Black History Month, the February broadcast includes essential works by African American composers, and will be conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege and will feature Principal Violist Jeff Cowen. This performance will air on February 27 at 8pm and February 28 at 4pm. Listen here: www.publicradiotulsa.org

  • Lightspeed – Kevin Day
  • Serenade for Orchestra – William Grant Still
  • Two Romances for Viola and Strings – Adolphus Hailstork
    • Featuring Jeff Cowen, Principal Viola
  • Symphony No. 9 – “From the New World” – Antonín Dvorak

March’s performance will be led by renowned conductor Gerard Schwarz and will air on March 27 at 8pm and March 28 at 4pm. Listen here: www.publicradiotulsa.org

  • Overture to The Flying Dutchman – Richard Wagner
  • Scottish Fantasy – Max Bruch
    • Featuring Rossitza Goza, Concertmaster
  • Symphony No. 4 – Johannes Brahms

Rich Fisher of KWTU said, “Just as public radio has played an essential role in bringing critical information to the public during this pandemic, classical radio has also played a vital role in offering a relief valve, reminding us of the importance of art and beauty in our lives. We are honored to bring the music of the Tulsa Symphony to the public until we can all gather to listen again in person.”

TSO’s Executive Director Keith C. Elder added, “These performances are our gift to the Tulsa community. We are thrilled to provide the experience of this uplifting music as a reprieve from challenges of the pandemic.”

If you purchased tickets to the January or March performances, please contact our box office at info@TulsaSymphony.org to request a full refund or donate your tickets to support your Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.