Signature Symphony unveils 45th season

Beethoven, Bluegrass, Bohemia and Broadway are all part of Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College’s 2023-2024 season.

Marking its 45th year, the professional orchestra has adopted the theme of “Horizons” for the coming season and added a fifth concert as the Tulsa Youth Symphony performs side-by-side with Signature Symphony.

“We are increasing the momentum with ‘Horizons’ and remaining steadfast to our goal of providing programming for everyone. I’m thrilled to continue building and showcasing exciting partnerships and collaborations that highlight the uniqueness of Tulsa,” said Scott Seaton, Signature Symphony artistic director.

A press release indicates the season kicks off with “Bluegrass to Bohemia” on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, featuring violinist Tessa Lark. She was nominated in 2020 for a GRAMMY in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category and received one of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Emerging Artist Awards, the special Hunt Family Award. Lark will perform “Sky,” a work written for her by Michael Torke fusing the world of bluegrass with an orchestral soundscape. The evening closes with Antonin Dvořák’s sunny Symphony No. 8 with its folk-inspired melodies and exuberant energy.

“Christmas in Tulsa” returns as one of Tulsa’s favorite holiday traditions on Friday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 16. The Tulsa Opera Signature Chorale joins the Signature Symphony and the whole evening will conclude with an annual holiday sing-along.

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