Scene: The winds of my faith return to Tulsa

Imani Winds, one of the most famous and innovative chamber music groups, will return to Tulsa with two concerts sponsored by Chamber Music Tulsa.

The band will perform on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 at Tulsa Back at 110:00. Second street. Saturday’s party, held at the Westby Pavilion, will start with wine and talks with artists at 7:00 pm and the party will start at 7:30 pm.

The Sunday concert at the Williams Theater will take place at 3:00 pm, with a pre-concert session starting at 2:15 pm.

Since its founding over 25 years ago, Imani Winds has distinguished itself in the standard chamber repertoire as well as in collaboration with contemporary composers to create music that touches on the issues and ideas of today’s world.

Major projects include the Heritage project, which has produced over 30 works, from original compositions to arrangements of works such as Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Holst’s The Planets, expanding the scope of the wind quintet.

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In addition, the band has collaborated with jazz stars such as Wayne Shorter, Chick Correa and Paquito Derivera, whose work “Wapango” will be part of the Saturday program.

Also scheduled for Saturday’s concert are Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin”, the Elliott Carter Wind Quintet and Derek Bermel’s “Gift of Life” by Derek Bermel, as well as arrangements of traditional spirituals by Valerie Coleman and Nkosi si ke Lely. national anthem of South Africa.

Sunday’s concert program will feature works by composers including Coleman’s “Umoja” and “Afro-Cuban Concerto”, Natalie Joachim’s “Synth”, Ruth Crawford Seger’s Quint Wind Suite and Tanya Leon’s “De Memorias Rena Ismail: The Light Is The Same” . .

Bassist Monica Ellis and bassist Twain Spielman-Diaz are among the founding members of the band. Other members: Kevin Newton, horn; Brandon Patrick George, flute; and Mark Dover, clarinet.

Tickets $65 for Saturday’s concert. To buy: 918-587-3802 Admission to the Sunday concert is free, but seats must be reserved. To reserve seats:

Confess to Ok So Story Slam

Storytelling Organization Ok So Tulsa will hold its monthly Story Slam at 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 10 at the Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Reconciliation Way.

The theme of this month’s event is “Confessions”. Anyone with a real story that includes some form of confession is encouraged to share.

Stories should be personal and run without text or notes. Storytellers are limited to five minutes to share as many stories as possible.

Viewers will choose the most spectacular stories, the best of which will receive a cash prize.

The cost is 7 dollars.

Philadelphia Orchestra at OSU

The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Principal Guest Conductor Natalie Stutzman, will make the only Oklahoma stop on its current Midwest tour to perform at 7:30 pm Thursday, March 10 at the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts on the Oklahoma State campus of Stillwater University.

The program includes the song “Sinfonia (For Tropical Atmospheres)” by Messi Matsulli, as well as Max Broch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with concert director David Kim as soloist, and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9.

The concert will also be the homecoming of Ernesto Tovar Torres, horn section member of the orchestra, who received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University in 2014.

Limited number of seats. For tickets and more information: 405-744-9999,

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