Saturday, January 24, 2015
Michael Rossi conducting Verdi, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky
Forces of fate resonate in this concert, ranging from Verdi’s La Forza del Destino to the Cello Concerto that lay untouched for years by Antonin Dvorak. The evening
concludes with Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony, the Symphony of Fate.
Fri. and Sat., February 6-7, 2015
Andres Franco conducts the Music of John Williams
America’s brightest Star composer may indeed be John Williams (41 Oscar nominations, 20+ gold and platinum recordings). Whether early works you may
not recognize as his (like theme from the pilot of Gilligan’s Island) to Star Wars, Superman or Harry Potter, the musical magic of John Williams enchants,
inspires, and carries us away.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Richard Wagner Guest Conductor
Valentine’s Day can only bring you music of love. From the tragic love in The Flying Dutchman and Romeo and Juliet, to the music of Borodin’s Prince Igor – a theme of which became a love song hit on Broadway 65 years later, this promises to be a night when love abounds.
Fri. and Sat., March 13-14, 2015
Big Band music has its own place in America’s Heartland. Tours along Oklahoma’s Route 66 brought us the likes of Count Basie and the Blue Devils,
Woody Herman, and Stan Kenton. You won’t want to miss the Signature Big Band in a cavalcade of stars from the Big Band era.
Satuday, April 18, 2015
Murry Sidlin conducting the Verdi Requiem – The Defiant Requiem
First performed by Signature Symphony in 2011, the power of this masterful program may be Murry Sidlin’s greatest work. Intrigued by the story and the nagging question of why a group of Jewish prisoners would learn and sing the Verdi Requiem (a Catholic Mass), Maestro Sidlin personally undertook to research the story and find any surviving members of the chorus. His passion and commitment to honoring these survivors, and all victims of Terezín, led to the creation of The Defiant Requiem.