Tulsa Symphony Performs Britten’s War Requiem as Tribute to Veterans

November 11, 2018 2:30 pm

Tulsa Symphony invites all classical music lovers — especially veterans — to enjoy a special Veterans Day performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem on Sunday, Nov. 11.

The performance of this large-scale musical masterpiece is Tulsa Symphony’s second Classics concert of the season, and will mark the first time this piece has ever been performed in the state of Oklahoma. The concert also recognizes a historical landmark, as the concert will be performed on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Britten composed War Requiem in 1962, combining the Latin Requiem Mass with the wartime poetry of British writer Wilfred Owen to offer a moving prayer for peace.

More than 100 musicians will be on stage with Guest Conductor James Bagwell as he passionately interprets one of the great defining masterworks of the 20th century. This performance will feature the artistic collaborations of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Tulsa Opera Chorus and Youth Opera, the University of Tulsa Concert Chorale and Symphony Orchestra with support from the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities.

Prior to the mainstage concert, patrons can enjoy a special viewing of the Traveling Military Museum, an extensive collection of war memorabilia and artifacts mostly from World War I and II. According to museum curator Keith Myers, all military branches are represented in the museum’s collection: Army, Navy, Army Air Corps, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

Thanks to the generosity of several sponsors and donors to Tulsa Symphony, all veterans and their families may enjoy a special half-off discount on tickets to this concert by entering the promo code HONOR when purchasing tickets online.

To purchase tickets to Tulsa Symphony’s performance of Britten’s War Requiem, click here.
For more information about Tulsa Symphony and its 2018-2019 season, visit tulsasymphony.org.
TIME: Concert begins at 2:30 p.m. with activities starting at 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Performing Arts Center, 110 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103

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