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This all-Beethoven and Beethoven-influenced program was inspired by immersive theater experiences that are now found all over the globe. Culminating in a performance of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth symphony and its resounding message of unity and hope, director Vern Stefanic joins the Signature Symphony to immerse you in the fascinating story of Beethoven’s life leading up to his final symphony. Season packages are available now! Call the PACE Ticket Office at 918-595-7777.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for wine and hors d'oeuvres Chen Yi Tunes from My Home Smetana Trio in G Minor, Op. 15
Doors open at 7:00 for wine and conversation. Shubert Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 100
2:15 p.m. pre-concert lecture Clara Schumann Trio in G Minor Shostakovich Trio No.2 E Minor, Op. 67 Fantasiestucke Project: Derek Bermel Remembrance David Fulmer Eldorado Paul Chihara Little Red Dragonfly
This emotionally stunning ballet combines intensity and passion to portray William Shakespeare’s tragic story of two star-crossed lovers. Commissioned by Tulsa Ballet in 2012 to star choreographer Edwaard Liang, Dance Magazine celebrated the production by saying that Liang’s “inventive choreography served the story with flair.” Join us for an evening full of romance, delightful moments of comedy, thrilling sword-fighting and one of literature’s most heart-breaking conclusions. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the magic of Tulsa Ballet. Preview Night offers you the chance to enter the PAC theater early and watch as the cast and crew prepare for a performance of Romeo & Juliet. Watch the dancers take their warmup class, hear from the artistic and production staff about what goes into putting a ballet onstage, then sit back and enjoy the Company’s final dress rehearsal, presented as a complete production from start-to-finish, as well as observe first-hand how final adjustments are made at the on-site production table. All tickets behind the production table have been discounted to $25 – no code necessary! Want a closer look? We’ve also discounted all available seats in front of the table to $50 each. Preview Night: Beer & Ballet Preview Night brings you all the behind-the-scenes sneak peeks with a delicious, heady twist! Preview Night patrons will have the opportunity to purchase unique craft beer, available only on Preview Night. Are you interested in attending all Preview Nights and experiencing the perks of being a Tulsa Ballet season subscriber? Our subscription package for Preview Night Thursdays starts at $75.
Take an exhilarating ride spanning decades through Broadway’s greatest hits! This concert features the Tulsa Sings! finalists alongside Scott Coulter, one of New York’s most honored vocalists. In this season finale, the incredible vocal talent of Tulsa is highlighted and you have the opportunity to vote for the competition’s audience favorite. Season packages are available now! Call the PACE Ticket Office at 918-595-7777.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Villa-Lobos Quartet No. 5 Ginastera Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 Piazzolla Four, For Tango
Jack and his new friends (and of course one big Ogre…) return for another season of fantastical fun on stage! The Hardesty Family Foundation Children’s Series brings this adorable tale of friendship and loyalty to the Tulsa and surrounding communities. Join us as we follow Jack up the giant beanstalk to world of castles in the sky, magical treasures, and one despicable Ogre. With choreography by Ma Cong, sets and costumes by Tracy Grant Lord, and incredible dancing by Tulsa Ballet II, Jack and the Beanstalk encourages audiences to expand their imagination. A musical score assembled by Principal Company Pianist Andrew Lahti and narration by Dan McGeehan, who also adapted the story, help create an entertaining and educational performance for all ages.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for wine and conversation. Juan Crisostomo Arriaga Quartet No. 1 in D Minor Piazzolla Tango Ballet Sonia Morales Divertimento Caribeño No. 3
2:15 p.m. pre-concert lecture Villa-Lobos Quartet No. 5 Ginastera Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 Javier Alvarez Metro Chabacano Juan Ramirez Suite Latina Tangos, Boleros, and Puerto Rican Dances
To close the season, Tulsa Ballet will start a brand-new tradition! Each year Tulsa Ballet commissions a new work created especially for our annual fundraising gala, Icons and Idols; dances that up to now have been exclusively performed at the gala. Starting in May of 2024, we will share those special dances with you! We will start with Roman Holiday, a work that superstar Italian choreographer Luciano Cannito created for Icons and Idols 2020. The second piece of the program will be Dancing In The Streets by Emmy Award winning Broadway choreographer Joshua Bergasse, who is also known for his choreography of the TV show Smash. Rounding up the celebratory nature of the program will be the return of Celestial Bodies by Andrew McNicol, commissioned and created to celebrate Tulsa Ballet’s 65th anniversary.