Signature Symphony’s March concert, Made in America, is about honoring homegrown artists.
“One of our jobs as an American orchestra is to present music written by American composers,” says Andres Franco, the symphony’s music director. “This season we continue this, while putting an emphasis on local connections. Throughout the season, we have programmed music by Noam Faingold, Tobias Picker and Joseph Rivers, all of whom currently work in Tulsa in different capacities.”
This concert focuses on the works of American composer Aaron Copland, with his masterwork, Appalachian Spring, as the centerpiece of the evening. A local professor also gets the chance to perform material during the show.
“Joseph Rivers is the J. Donald Feagin Professor of Music and Professor of Film Studies at the University of Tulsa, and a dear friend to the Signature Symphony,” Franco says. “We have premiered some of his compositions in the past, and are very excited to present Lisa Wagner and Sarah Evans – two of our very own musicians – as soloists in his Concerto for Oboe and English Horn.”
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at Tulsa Community College’s Van Trease PACE. Visit signaturesymphony.org for tickets.