The Concerts with Commentary series featured duet compositions for two pianists, performed by two professors in the music department. graphic by Emma Palmer

TU professors perform “Four Handed Piano” compositions

Professors Allyson Eskitch and Dana Fitzgerald Mahler played a diverse program of duets. On March 5, TU’s Music Program presented “Just Duet: Music for Four-Hand Piano” as part of their Concerts with Commentary series. The duet was between two highly accomplished piano professors, Allyson Eskitch and Dana Fitzgerald Maher. With their background in piano studies […]

TU Winds perform solemnly and in solidarity

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds groups delivered a transformative show. The TU Music Program presented the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds concert — a slight departure of what they are used to doing. Instead of having a list of pieces put together in order to make the show, there was a running theme of […]

International Women’s Day celebrates firsts at TU

From struggle to success, frustration to determination, women have fought for equality. International Women’s Day on March 8 is a day not only of focusing on the past achievements made by women around the world but also of looking toward the future. Though there have been some tremendous changes over the several decades, the fight […]

Aubrey Plaza hosted the Indie Spirit Awards this year, adding humor to the event. courtesy PopSugar

The Indie Spirit Awards celebrate diversity and creativity

A viewing party hosted by Circle Cinema for this award show brought movie-lovers together. On Saturday, Feb. 8, Cinema Circle hosted a party for the Independent Spirit Awards. This award event only celebrated the achievements of small, independent movies. Although each one was small in production value, they were not small in strong acting, writing […]

Tulsa Symphony combines classics with contemporary music

For their fifth Classics concert, the symphony performed Greig, Mozart and Torke. On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra performed downtown at the Tulsa PAC. The night was an overflow of joyful, colorful music — each time the symphony played a movement, the audience erupted into applause. The auditorium was packed with people waiting […]

Dmitri Shostakovich is considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. courtesy Roger and Renate Rössing

Tulsa Signature Symphony performs Shostakovich with intensity

Shostakovich’s fifth symphony gives a commentary on communism, lending emotional weight to history. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Tulsa Signature Symphony performed Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony in D Minor, Op. 47. There was a mild crowd consisting of students and older music lovers. Though it was a smaller crowd, the audience knew what they were expecting: […]

“The Birth of Loud” explores the history that has created rock ‘n’ roll as we know it today. courtesy Scribner

Ian S. Port discusses the history of the electric guitar

The author of “The Birth of Loud” spoke about the iconic rivalry that shaped rock ‘n’ roll. On Jan. 30, TU hosted Ian S. Port for an event centering on his book, “Birth of Loud,” which investigates the history of guitars and the rivalry between Les Paul and Leo Fender. The event took place at […]

TU students were engaging with Gilcrease’s collection during the After Hours event. photo by Nora Bethune

Gilcrease After Hours brings art lovers together

Gilcrease’s game night theme allowed the community to play games, eat and view the collection. On Jan. 31, the Gilcrease Museum hosted Gilcrease After Hours, a fun, free social event for the Tulsa community to come together to play games, drink, eat and look at art. This month’s theme was game night. The turnout was […]

Oscar-nominated short films tackle contemporary issues

In every category, these shorts address topics from history to identity with the same depth as full-length films. This past year, films ranged from touching and sweet to heartbreaking and thought-provoking to simply funny. The Oscar-nominated shorts are no exception. Whether nominated in categories for Best Animated Short, Best Live Action Short or Best Documentary […]

Hyunsoon Whang has performed across the world, including at the Taos School of Music. courtesy Hyunsoon Whang

Hyunsoon Whang brings precision to Chopin piano preludes

The visiting pianist joined TU’s professor of piano studies to perform memorable compositions. On Tuesday, Jan. 2, critically-acclaimed pianist Hyunsoon Whang performed at the Gussman Concert Hall with a heavy repertoire consisting of a set of 24 preludes and two piano duets. The entire hall was buzzing with excitement, not really knowing what to expect, […]