Tulsa Symphony…Music that Moves. Tulsa Symphony Orchestra is committed to serving the Tulsa community as productive citizens, artists, teachers, facilitators, innovators, musical ambassadors and more. Through exciting and meaningful Education and Community Outreach programs TSO provides a wide range of musical and teaching experiences focused on building the audiences of tomorrow and encouraging the gifted young musicians of today.
The orchestra’s professional musicians are sought after to assist faith-based and other community organizations in meeting high standards of musical excellence. In addition to providing seasons of professional orchestral performances, TSO’s outreach programs include Heart Strings which serves area healthcare facilities. Currently, performers in the Heart Strings program can be found each month at the Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center in Muskogee and the Cancer Treatment Center in Tulsa. Education programs are partnered with Rosa Parks Elementary, Kendall-Whittier Educare, and many local high schools.
A member in the League of American Orchestras, TSO’s artistic partners include the Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Tulsa Opera and Tulsa Project Theatre. Founded in October, 2005, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra has gained national attention for its unique organizational structure. The foundation of TSO is a business model for orchestral governance that involves musicians at every level of operation as artists in the concert hall, Executive Musicians on the office staff and as active, contributing members of the Board of Directors and every functioning committee.
Experience one of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center performances in the 2014-15 Season "Simply Sensational" subscription series featuring outstanding guest conductors and exciting soloists interpreting a broad variety of composers and great musical works. Arrive early before each concert for an informal conversation with the guest conductor. Stay after to meet and greet the conductor and TSO musicians at an informal post-concert reception.