Greater Tulsa Reporter
Tulsa Opera’s 69th season kicked off Oct. 21 and 23 with a vibrant presentation of Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, to be followed by three additional productions to complete the 2016-17 season, productions that were chosen specifically to meet the wishes of the local opera audience, says Tulsa Opera General Director and CEO Greg Weber.Read More
Tulsa is blessed with a rich musical history. Artists as diverse as Leon Russell, The Gap Band, Hanson and Garth Brooks have all called this city home at one time or another.Read More
Will Rogers Memorial Museum opened Nov. 4, 1938, three years after the death of the man who remains Oklahoma’s most recognizable native. On that day, thousands of people dotted the hillside of the native limestone Memorial, streets were teeming with horses and floats for a giant parade, and there was gridlock on the highway between Tulsa and Claremore.Read More
In October, Philbrook Museum of Art opened Native Fashion Now, a critically acclaimed exhibition from the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts.Read More
Tulsa Ballet began its 60th anniversary season with Creations in Studio K, Sept. 16-25, with three world premiere works.
Up next is Onegin, Oct. 28-30. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s verse-novel Eugene Onegin, this full-length ballet tells a dramatic tale of unrequited romance.Read More
On Oct. 9, Gilcrease Museum opens Chocolate: The Exhibition, an exploration of the relationship between human culture and chocolate, a treasure of the rainforest. The exhibit runs through Jan. 8.Read More
On Sept. 9, Chamber Music Tulsa kicked off its 2016-2017 season with the Dover Quartet, who sweeped the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition.Read More
The Voices of Unity is a multi-ethic choir that is preserving the history of the American Negro Spirituals and promoting unity within the community through music. In the spirit of that mission, they primarily sing a’cappella with a repertoire of classic such as: Wade in the Water, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Ain’t-a That Good News, Deep River and I Hear a Voice a-Prayin’. However, as their reputation has grown, so has their variety of music. The choir performs many classical, gospel and holiday tunes for area weddings, various organizations and community events, as well as private parties. They also perform current hits from Adele and Pharrell Williams.Read More
Fall is in the air, which means the Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee is just around the corner, Sept. 30-Oct. 29.
At the 60-acre park, visitors will find a collection of culinary creations, over 30 shops with crafts, décor, clothing, and entertainment for the entire family. More than just a haunted house, the castle provides an array of thrills between 11 different attractions:Read More
The Tulsa American Film Festival (TAFFest) is pleased to announce the screening of the 1928 silent film Ramona supplemented by the new score by renowned film and concert composers David Spear and Joseph Gonzalez and performed with University of Tulsa (TU) musicians. After the screening a discussion of the scoring process and use of historical musical sources will be held with the composers will be held before being opened up to the audience. This event will take place on Oct. 8 at Circle Cinema from 10 a.m. – noon.Read More
Tulsa Roots Music returns to Guthrie Green on Sept. 11 for its fifth season of Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green, a free, all-ages concert series. On four consecutive Sundays this urban park in downtown Tulsa will be filled with an eclectic mix of nationally and internationally touring bands, along with local and regional performers and free kids’ crafts.Read More
The PAC’s 40th anniversary season is big, varied and promises to be one of the most exciting ever.
Closing out August are three musicals that continue into September: Theatre Tulsa’s companion productions of “Oklahoma!” and “The Will Rogers Follies,” and Theatre Pops’ “Heathers.” Hardly missing a beat Sept. 9-18 is Tulsa Project Theatre’s “The Who’s Tommy.” This poignant, touching musical is a tad dark and every bit a rock- music experience. It won five Tony Awards in 1993 with hit numbers like “See Me, Feel Me” and “Pinball Wizard.”Read More
A little over eight years ago Dr. Tom Vanderpool (a local Jenks optometrist) went on a fishing trip to Bimini, Bahamas, with a few of his buddies. What he expected to be some down time with friends and relaxing in a beautiful location was spoiled by an unexpected storm. Because of that storm, and Vanderpool’s curiosity, many children in the Bahamas can see better today.Read More
The Tulsa State Fair returns Sept. 29, running through Oct. 9, bringing new and returning entertainment, with its theme “Picture This” encouraging fairgoers to “get social,” says Sarah Thompson, with the Tulsa State Fair.Read More
Broken Arrow resident and photographer Jill Solomon’s exhibit Narcissique Touriste, which was on display for a week in August at the Broken Arrow Historical Society, centered around Solomon’s love for Paris and the unexpected discovery she made when she visited there in April.Read More