Triple Play: Brahms 4

Explosively expressive, this program opens with Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio Overture, and features Concertmaster Rossitza Goza on the atmospheric and authentic melodies of Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. The evening concludes with Johannes Brahms’ triumphant and transformative Symphony No. 4 in E minor.

Rossitza Goza, Concertmaster
Sarah Hicks, Guest Conductor

Sunday, October 18, 2020 | 3:00 PM
ONEOK Field

The Titan

Experience a powerful evening of music as we present Beethoven’s tender and spirited Coriolan Overture and Mozart’s theatrical and gripping Symphony No. 25. The evening concludes with Gustav Mahler’s broodingly spellbinding Symphony No. 1 – The Titan.

James Bagwell, Guest Conductor
Saturday, November 7, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Fridays in the Loft

LeClair – Trio Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Debussy – Clair de Lune for Viola and Harp
Ravel – Introduction and Allegro
Debussy – String Quartet

Friday, November 20, 2020 | 7:00 PM
Fly Loft

Star Wars™ In Concert

Experience Star Wars like never before! Jump in the Millennium Falcon and journey to Tatooine, Alderaan and beyond with a complete showing of Star Wars: A New Hope in high-definition, on a giant screen, with John Williams’ Oscar® winning score played live by Tulsa Symphony. Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, battles the evil empire and learns the ways of the Force in the iconic film that started it all.

Saturday, November 28, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

The Polar Express™ in Concert

Get up, get on, and get ready for the ride of your life! It’s Christmas Eve, and you’re about to roller-coaster up and down mountains, slip-slide over ice fields, teeter across mile-high bridges and be served hot chocolate by singing waiters more astonishing than any you can imagine. You’re on The Polar Express! Tom Hanks stars in and Robert Zemeckis directs this instant holiday classic filmed in dazzling performance-capture animation that makes every moment magical. “Seeing is believing,” says a mysterious hobo who rides the rails with you. You’ll see wonders. And you’ll believe. All aboooooard!

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20)

Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor
Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

The Coda

Explosively expressive, this program features the rugged and rustic melodies of Jean Sibelius’ Karelia Suite and Max Bruch’s atmospheric and authentic Scottish Fantasy, culminating with the triumphant and transformative presentation of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. 

Rossitza Goza, violin
Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Saturday, January 16, 2021 | 7:30 PM

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Chamber Orchestra

Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings
Haydn – Cello Concerto in C Major
Beethoven – Symphony No. 1

Matthew Halls, conductor
Friday, January 22, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 24, 2021 | 2:30 PM
Lorton Performance Center

Fridays in the Loft

Bach – Viola da Gamba Sonata
Stravinsky – Octet for Brass and Winds
Schubert – Piano Trio, opus 100

Friday, February 12, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Fly Loft

College Night at the Symphony

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Friday, February 26, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 28, 2021 
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Fridays in the Loft

Haydn – String Quartet “The Frog”
Prokofiev – Overture on Hebrew Themes
Dohnányi – Sextet

Friday, March 5, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Fly Loft

The Symphony and the Sea

In partnership with the Oklahoma Aquarium, this aquatic program explores Wagner’s tempestuous Overture to the Flying Dutchman, Jake Heggie’s swirling and soaring Moby Dick Suite and Alan Hovhaness’ majestically soul-piercing And God Created Great Whales. The evening concludes with Debussy’s iridescent and mysterious La Mer. 

Gerard Schwarz, Guest Conductor
Saturday, March 13, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Chamber Orchestra

Stravinsky – Dumbarton Oaks
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3
Mozart – Symphony No. 36

William Roger Price, piano
Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor
Friday, March 19, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 21, 2021 | 2:30 PM

Lorton Performance Center

The American Sound

Painting an extraordinary vista, this All-American program features Aaron Copland’s pastoral and rebellious Suite from Billy the Kid, Leonard Bernstein’s theatrical Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Joan Tower’s sweeping Made in America. Laced with influences from Jazz and Ragtime, the evening concludes with Gershwin’s innovative and sprightly Piano Concerto in F.

Orion Weiss, piano
Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Saturday, April 10, 2021 | 7:30 PM

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Heritage

15-time Grammy Award winner Béla Fleck joins the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable night of music. Led by guest conductor Gerhardt Zimmerman, the evening begins with Franz Lizst’s brooding and brisk Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Copland’s charmingly idyllic Appalachian Spring. The evening concludes with the inventive and boundary-bursting Juno Concerto, featuring the innovative talents of Béla Fleck on banjo.

Béla Fleck, banjo
Gerhardt Zimmermann, Guest Conductor

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 7:30 PM

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Symphony in the Park

POSTPONED

DATE TBD
Guthrie Green
FREE

Fridays in the Loft

Beethoven – Wind Quintet
Beethoven – String Quartet, opus 132

Past performances

Opening Night: A Celebration of Beethoven

The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will kick-off its exciting fall season with an open-air, socially distanced performance at ONEOK Field! This season-opening performance will celebrate the 250th birthday of musical luminary Ludwig van Beethoven, and will spotlight world-renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman who will play the historic Piano Concerto No. 3 in C-Minor that was premiered by Beethoven, as the soloist, in 1803. Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor, will also conduct the turbulent Coriolan Overture and the captivating Symphony No. 7.

Yefim Bronfman, piano
Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Saturday, September 5, 2020 | 8:00 PM

ONEOK Field