Grant Cooper Leads the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in "Simply Sibelius"
On this edition of ST, we welcome Grant Cooper, who has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra since 2001. Years ago -- in the late 1970s and early 1980s -- Cooper was actually a trumpet player in the bygone Tulsa Philharmonic, and this weekend, he returns to our community to be the Guest Conductor for the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. The TSO will present an all-Sibelius concert on both Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th at the Tulsa PAC; the Saturday concert begins at 7:30pm, and the Sunday performance starts at 2:30pm. The program will include the Finnish master's "Finlandia," "Valse Triste," "Symphony No. 2," and more -- gorgeous music of an especially broad range, both sonically and emotionally. You'll learn more about this concert at the TSO website, and more about Cooper and his career in music here.