Thu September 9, 2010
As the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra Begins Its Fifth Season, Alastair Willis Holds the Baton
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On today's show, a chat with the ever-engaging Alastair Willis, who'll be the guest conductor for the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night, the 11th, when the TSO kicks off its fifth season. Mr. Willis has appeared as a guest conductor with the TSO on two previous occasions, and as he tells us on today's program, the theme for this particular concert --- which will happen, of course, on the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks --- is "The Resilience of the Human Spirit." On the program: Mendelssohn's "Overture from A Midsummer Night's Dream," Brahms' "Variations on a Theme by Haydn," and Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 5." For more information, including ticket details, please visit tulsasymphony.org.