Tulsa Symphony goes virtually to sea | Entertainment

Oklahoma Aquarium’s Ann Money, director of education programs and research, said, “We love the combination of arts and sciences, bringing STEAM alive. Our partnered event is unique, providing students the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful music of the Tulsa Symphony, along with the beauty of the ocean.”

For further information, or to register: tulsasymphony.org/education/symphony-by-the-sea

Signature Symphony Chamber Music

A unique composition that combines the trumpet with the latest in computer technology is the focus of this week’s virtual events presented by the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College.

Trumpeter Ben Hay will host a “Connecting the Dots” presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, providing a performer’s perspective on “sonata for trumpet and launchpad” by Adam Cuthbért.

The work was commissioned by trumpeter and educator John Adler and premiered in 2013. It makes use of the Ableton Live software, a popular digital audio workstation used by DJs, producers, performers and composers.

The “launchpad” is a device the performer uses to trigger different pre-programmed musical events in the software. The trumpet’s sound is processed through Ableton and can be changed through different filters, similar to effects pedals for an electric guitar. These filters can also be triggered and changed through the use of the launchpad.