Oklahoma Peoples in Trial and Triumph

November 05, 2011 08:00pm
Van Trease Auditorium 10300 E. 81st St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
The Cherokee Trail of Tears, the Tulsa Race Riot, and the E.W. Marland story will figure prominently in a new symphony by University of Tulsa professor and composer Joseph Rivers, commissioned by the Signature Symphony at TCC in Tulsa for this concert. The symphony consists of four movements, each telling a story from Oklahoma history that highlights challenges faced by one of the various communities who came to our state and have contributed to it with their ingenuity and unique gifts. The symphony, subtitled ?Oklahoma Peoples in Trial and Triumph,? will be accompanied by narration and visual media and feature the Signature Chorale and Cherokee National Youth Choir. Included in the stories are the Cherokee Trail of Tears, the Dust Bowl, the Tulsa Race Riot, and the coming of the European American pioneers and oil men, culminating with E.W. Marland, oil man and one-time Oklahoma governor, and Lydie Marland, whose story and memory are preserved for posterity by the Marland Mansion of Ponca City. The symphony also celebrates through music and visual images many of the accomplishments that are occurring today in our state that signal hope for the future.
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