Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Signature Symphony Classics makes “The French Connection” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, as it marks the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Barry Epperley and the Signature Symphony play sections of the composition that sparked a small riot in Paris when it was introduced in 1913. Along with its choreography by Vaslav Nijinksy and set and costume designs, The Rite of Spring was unlike anything that had been heard before and was reviled by many. Eventually, the composition would be exonerated as one of the most important of the 20th century. Guest pianist Thomas Lanners joins in this evening that also includes work by Ravel at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education at Tulsa Community College, U.S. 169 and 81st St., Tulsa. “The French Connection” opens Epperley’s final season as artistic director with Signature Symphony. Tickets are $25-$35, available at

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