Who knew recording a CD could make history? But for the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College March 9 will be a monumental event as the orchestra will record its first CD in its 35 year history.
“This has been a dream of mine to have the Signature Symphony at TCC record a CD,” said Dr. Barry Epperley, Signature Symphony artistic director and conductor. “We’ve talked about the CD for years and now we are going to make it happen.”
The CD recording will take place during a special live performance at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 9. The CD, titled “Signature Sound” will capture the diversity of the Signature Symphony with selections ranging from “Amazing Grace” and “Without a Song” to “Bolero.” A number of the selections included in the CD concert will be arrangements by Larry Dalton, who for more than 25 years, served as the Signature Symphony’s resident arranger/composer before his death in 2009.
“Over the years, thousands of Tulsans have attended the Signature Symphony performances and supported the performing arts in the area,” said TCC Dean of Performing Arts Kelly Clark. “This is your chance to be part of history as the Signature Symphony sound is recorded. Signature Symphony wanted to record the CD as a tribute to Epperley who will retire at the end of this performance season.”
Tickets are $10 for the performance and CD recording session, which will take place at the TCC Southeast Campus VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education (PACE) at 81st and highway 169.
Tickets can be purchased at the TCC Southeast Campus VanTrease PACE ticket office or by calling 918-595-7777. No children under the age of five will be allowed inside the theatre. Information on how to purchase a CD will be released at a later time.
Tulsa Community College
Metro Campus: 909 South Boston Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119
Northeast Campus: 3727 East Apache Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115
Southeast Campus: 10300 East 81st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
West Campus: 7505 W 41st Street South Tulsa, Oklahoma 74107
Conference Center: 6111 East Skelly Drive Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135