Greater Tulsa Reporter
FOOD, WINE AND MUSIC: Maestro Andrés Franco, Jane Primeaux, Kimberly Self and Chef Orr Nalp toast the upcoming Signature Symphony’s Overture.
The tastes and sounds from across the globe come to Tulsa as Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College presents Overture, a gala featuring international cuisine with wine pairings.
Overture will be held Friday, March 3 at Sky Loft at First Place Tower, 15 E. 5th St. A cocktail reception begins 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program. Complimentary valet parking will be available.
The evening, presented by TTCU, The Credit Union, explores food from interesting locales with a three-course dinner paired with music from the country of origin. It promises to be a delight for the senses and a passport to travel the world, sampling the best food and music provided by the talented musicians with Signature Symphony at TCC. In addition to the dinner, there will be a live auction, silent auction and wine pull.
During the cocktail reception, Chef Orr Nalp will begin the evening with a sampling of hors d’oeuvres inspired by different parts of the world, and a hosted bar which will include a signature cocktail. Guests will enjoy vegetarian sushi, empanadas and mini-baked brie inspired by the countries of Japan, Argentina and France respectively. During dinner, Chef Orr will present a light and decadent salad inspired by the flavors of Spain. Guests will continue their flavorful journey around the world during the main course, with stops in Germany, India, Sicily and the United States. The dessert course will be the evening’s sweet and final destination on this year’s journey. Wine pairings will accompany each course with selections made by Maestro Andrés Franco and Chef Orr. Each course will be accompanied by a musical selection influenced by the food itself.
The event supports quality arts and entertainment in Tulsa through Higher Scale, Signature Symphony’s music education outreach. Higher Scale teaches children in Tulsa area schools how to play the violin, viola, and cello. The music education program also provides free musical interactive experiences for children of all ages through performances in schools, lessons on stringed instruments, and opportunities to experience live music and engage with professional musicians.
Overture honorary chairs are Tim and Carol Lyons and event chair is Kimberly Self.
Jane Primeaux is auction committee chair. Committee members are Brenda Barnes, Marcia Brueggenjohann, Kelly Clark, Chelsea Feary, Andrés Franco, Susan Harris, Jerry Hoopert, Katie Johnson, Susan Martin, Delia Pierson, Brittany Sawyer, Dr. Dean VanTrease and Jacqueline Wilson.
For information about sponsoring the event or tickets, call the TCC Foundation Office at 918-595-7836 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorships start at $300 and individual tickets are $125.