Music - Events Calendar


A Concert of Music by Joseph Rivers

J. Donald Feagin Professor of Music and Film Studies Joseph Rivers, Ph.D., will present a concert of his music on in Gussman Concert Hall. The concert will include original instrumental and vocal music and will feature a performance of Every Man’s Land, commissioned by Kathryn LaFortune, Ph.D., based on a World War I poem found in her grandfather’s diary. It will be performed by the St. John’s Chamber Choir, directed by Zachary Malavolti, Ph.D. A reception will follow the concert in the Lorton Performance Center lobby. The concert is free and open to the public.

TU Opera presents Divas, Divas, Divas!

The TU Opera Theatre presents Divas, Divas, Divas! This concert will feature performances of The Impresario by W.A. Mozart and La Divina by Thomas Pasatieri. Brady McElligott will direct. This program is free and open to the public.

TU Symphony – President’s Concerto-Aria Concert

The University of Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 2022 performance season with the President’s Concerto-Aria Concert. The concert will feature TU Concerto-Aria winners Alina Ryzhkova, piano; Jessi Rhinehart, soprano; Madyson Mitchell, soprano; and Ben Reyes, cello. Conductor Richard Wagner will also lead the orchestra in music by Copland and Bizet.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Spring Choral Concert

The University of Tulsa School of Music presents Cappella Chamber Singers and TU Chorale in their Spring Concert. Kim Childs will conduct works by Robinovitch, Kirtchner, Maxfield, Mantyjarvi, Hailstork and more, and six of his students will also conduct. Andrew Anderson will conduct the TU Wind Ensemble with Cappella in a work by Brahms. Masks are optional, and the concert is free and open to the public.


TU Theatre presents Cabaret, the iconic musical story of a Berlin nightclub and its performers set during the rise of Nazi power.

Performances Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Adults: $15
Senior citizens: $8
Area students with student ID: $8
TU faculty, staff and students with ID: $6
High school students: One free ticket with high school ID

Content note: Adult language and situations.

TU Wind Ensemble Concert – Dear John

The University of Tulsa Wind Ensemble will present their concert Dear John. The concert will include TU School of Music director Richard Wagner guest conducting on Johan Halvorsen’s Entry March of the Boyars, as well as the Ralph Vaughan Williams Flourish for Glorious John and Johann Sebastian Bach’s seminal Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor.  The Wind Ensemble will also join the TU Cappella Chamber Singers for a performance of Johannes Brahms’ Begrabnisgesang, originally written by the young Brahms for a small outdoor wind ensemble at a burial site in 1858. The TU Percussion Ensemble, led by Cole Williams, will open the concert.

TU Jazz Concert

The University of Tulsa School of Music presents the TU Jazz Combo and the TU Big Band in their Spring Jazz Concert. Featured soloist will be jazz trumpeter and composer Walter White. White’s credits as a performer include work with Maynard Ferguson, The Mingus Band and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Featured selections include classic jazz compositions by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter. Admission is free and open to the public.

Canceled: Opera Theatre

Note: This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The University of Tulsa Opera Theatre (Brady McElligott, director and pianist) will present two one-act comic operas, The Impresario by W.A. Mozart and the original La Divina by Thomas Pasatieri. Both will be performed in English. Free and open to the public; masks are respectfully requested.