From Tchaikovsky’s graceful and unforgettable melodies of Swan Lake to the swan-inspired theme in Jean Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony, hear how two composers crafted two beloved but very different works with a similar inspiration. Andrew Sords has been described by Cleveland Classical as a violinist with “…total command of technique, consummate musicianship, and bravura…” He tells the incredible story of the Wieniawski Légende, a tale that uses the power of music to win over those opposed to his marriage, and displays the technical fireworks of Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate.
Signature Symphony at TCC appreciates the support of TTCU Federal Credit Union as the 2022-2023 Corporate Season Sponsor. In addition, this project is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Autumn Shade consists of Jes Leneè, Sharla Ember, Nathan Wright, and Jordan Hehl. Their bohemian folk music is an intertwining of melodic harmonies, strings, and a bit of haunting fairy magic. They have released 3 albums (with Strange Attractors Audio House out of Portland and More Than Folk records out of Paris) and have another in the works. Jes has toured throughout Europe and opened for Smogs Bill Callahan while Jordan, Nathan, and Sharla have been staples in the Tulsa music scene for over a decade. Food and drinks will be available for sale including local ice cream cart Cherry & Bark. Food and drinks will be available for sale at 5:30pm including beer, wine, cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, hot dogs and more. Our Garden of Eatin’ will be serving food along with V’Fresco Food Truck. Bands & Blooms is supported in part by Oklahoma Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to live music, food and drink, Thursday nights in October will include optional family-friendly BOO-tanical Trick-or-Treating trail with eight fun, educational nature-themed stations including “Maggot Painting” or “Termite Races” offered in partnership with OSU Entomology Department. Each child gets a trick-or-treat bag with their trick-or-treating ticket to collect unique treats like bug, bird and wildlife trading cards, insect toys, vegetable seeds for planting, candy and more. There will also be a kids’ costume contest at 7 p.m. each week on the Great Lawn. Cost for participating in the BOO-tanical trick-or-treating: $10/child in advance, $12 at the door, in addition to a regular admission ticket.
Queso Kitten includes a lineup of some of Tulsa’s finest players! Don’t miss Taylor Graham as MD and bassist, Josh Westbrook on guitar, Olivia McGraw on violin, and Nicholas Foster on drums. Ages 21+ Doors open at 7 p.m. | Show starts at 8 p.m.
Beginning with their first performances in the early 1970s, THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER have become the cornerstones of contemporary music. Originally launched by Tim Hauser in 1969, Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Laurel Masse were the group by 1972. Cheryl Bentyne joined the group in 1979 after Laurel Masse left. Known for their amazing harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music, the group was signed by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records. The group made their recording debut with their self-titled album in 1975. Known primarily as an East Coast cult act, they expanded their following by starring in their own 1975 CBS-TV variety series as a summer replacement for the Cher Bono Show. Starting as an underground group in New York City, The Manhattan Transfer garnered international popularity when “Chanson D’Amour” from the 1976 Coming Out album became a number one hit in Europe.
See the ballroom brought to life in this brand-new production featuring your favorite Dancing with the Stars pros, PLUS special guest stars! With dazzling routines in every style, jaw-dropping talent, and non-stop entertainment, it’s sure to be an unforgettable night full of all the magic of the TV show and more!
With their debut recording, “Souvenirs” recently named BBC Music Magazine ‘recording of the year’, Canada’s Rolston String Quartet continues to receive acclamation and recognition for their musical excellence. As the 2018 recipient and first international ensemble chosen for the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America, their accolades and awards precede them. In 2016, a monumental year, they won First Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, Grand Prize at the 31st Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, and Astral’s National Auditions. Haydn Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, “Joke” Jörg Widmann Quartet No. 3, “Hunting Quartet” Caroline Shaw Punctum Beethoven Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op.135
Celebrate the holidays with one of the world's best tenors as the TPAC and the University of Tulsa partner to present David Phelps: It Must Be Christmas. David is an Emmy and Dove award-winning artist who gained fame as the tenor in the Gaither Vocal Band. His seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than three octaves, coupled with his gift for communicating a song, has brought the house down in the world’s most prestigious venues. His PBS specials “O Holy Night” and “David Phelps Classics” have garnered critical acclaim across musical genres. His renditions of classic seasonal favorites will leave you soaring with holiday spirit.
Bedrich Smetana - Dance of the Comedians from Bartered Bride Chen Gang and He Zhanhao - Butterfly Lovers Concerto Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 7
1st Prizewinner and Audience Prizewinner at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, and hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald, and "superb storytelling by four great communicators" by The Strad Magazine, the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain's finest young string quartets, with a strong connection to their folk music heritage and a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programmes to expand the string quartet repertoire. Haydn Quartet in F Major Op. 77, No. 2 Traditional Scottish Folk Music Joey Roukens Visions at Sea Dvořák Quartet No. 13 in G Major, Op. 106
Chuck Cissel is producing a jazz and blues show featuring Tulsa’s top musicians just for LowDown! Join us for a night of music you won’t want to miss. Featured musicians include: Donald Ryan on piano, Cortez Johnson on bass, Jeff Shadley on trumpet, Jared Johnson on drums. Plus, Missy Allen, Darrell Christopher, Keesha Quarters-Dement, and Cynthia Simmons will share their smooth vocals.
Join us for a night celebrating Tulsa’s trumpet hero, Bishop Marsh! Enjoy music from Bishop Marsh and other musicians prominent in Tulsa’s jazz scene!
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at LowDown with a special Salsa Night featuring Mezclave!
Brad Henderson, one of Tulsa’s finest piano players, is laying it down at LowDown with his quartet!