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Symphonic Poetry: Stravinsky's Petrouchka

Led by renowned conductor Sarah Hicks, this program features enticing and stirring works such as Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps, Poulenc’s Les biches (The Does), William Grant Still’s Darker America, and Stravinsky’s thrilling Petrouchka.

Lili Boulanger – D’un matin de printemps
Poulenc – Les biches (The Does)
William Grant Still – Darker America
Stravinsky – Petrouchka

Sarah Hicks, Guest Conductor

Saturday, November 13, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

The Polar Express™ in Concert

*Special Event – Not part of subscription package*

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 © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s21)

Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Folk Dances: "London" Symphony

Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege returns to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center stage for Folk Dances: “London” Symphony! This exciting program features fiery works such as Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto, featuring Principal Tuba – Jarrod Robertson, Britten’s Simple Symphony, and Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 2 “London!”

Bartok – Romanian Folk Dances
Vaughan Williams – Tuba Concerto
Britten – Simple Symphony
Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 2 “London”

Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Jarrod Robertson, Principal Tuba

Saturday, January 15, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Star Wars: A New Hope

*Special Event – Not part of subscription package*

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.

© 2021 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © DISNEY.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner/Chappell Music.

Saturday, January 29, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Spitfire: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9

Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege leads the TSO in this exciting program featuring Walton’s Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 – featuring vocalist Janinah Burnett, Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite, and Shostakovich’s Powerful Symphony No. 9.

Walton – Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue
Barber – Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Khachaturian – Masquerade Suite
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 9

Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Janinah Burnett, Soprano

Saturday, February 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Unfinished: Schubert's Symphony No. 8

This unique program features Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 3, and Schubert – Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished.” Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Hege will lead this exciting program.

Borodin – Prince Igor Overture
Bartok – Piano Concerto No. 3
Schubert – Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”

Daniel Hege, Principal Guest Conductor
Orion Weiss, piano

Saturday, March 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

The Titan: Mahler Symphony No. 1

Esteemed conductor James Bagwell leads the TSO in this commanding performance featuring Beethoven’s Leonore Overture, Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, and Mahler’s magnificent Symphony No. 1 “The Titan.”

Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3
Mozart – Symphony No. 25
Mahler – Symphony No. 1 “The Titan”

James Bagwell, Guest Conductor

Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Mercurial: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4

To culminate the season, acclaimed conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann will direct the orchestra in Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Tchaikovsky’s masterful Symphony No. 4.

Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Copland – Appalachian Spring
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4

Gerhardt Zimmermann, Guest Conductor

Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Past Performances

Symphony in the Park

Yeehaw! Saddle up as we celebrate music, family, and our wonderful city with this classic Tulsa tradition.

Enjoy iconic Western themes from Broughton’s Silverado to Copland’s Hoe-Down and many more!

This evening is completely free and culminates in a spectacular fireworks finale in front of the beautiful Tulsa skyline.

Friday, September 3, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Guthrie Green

Triumph: Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto

The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra returns home to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center this fall for “Triumph,” featuring Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade, Liszt’s Les Preludes, and culminating with Beethoven’s regal Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” featuring renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Award winning conductor Bramwell Tovey will lead this performance.

This performance is generously underwritten by the Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation.

Shostakovich – Festive Overture
Coleridge-Taylor – Ballade
Liszt – Les Preludes
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”

Bramwell Tovey, Guest Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 8:00 PM

Tulsa Performing Arts Center