Saturday, September 13, 2008

Signature Symphony

This year is the 30th anniversary of the various orchestras led by Dr. Barry Epperley. In 1978 he created a chamber orchestra called The Little Symphony. The orchestra grew and in 1985 began a series of pops concerts at the Brady Theater under the name The Oklahoma Sinfonia. When Tulsa Community College built the state of the art Vantrease Center in 1995, the orchestra took up residence there as The Signature Symphony and continued the popular series of Pops concerts, complementing the Tulsa Philharmonic's classical performances. When the Philharmonic folded in 2002, Epperley added a classical series and presents 5 pops and 5 classical performances each season.

Tonight's program:

David Pettit - The Eagle (Premier performance)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5, "The Emperor"
- Intermission -
Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (Orchestration by Ravel)

Conducted by Barry Epperley