Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev said about his Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, “I regard the Fifth Symphony as the culmination of a long period of my creative life.” It was about “glorifying the human spirit.” Prokofiev wrote it during the summer of 1944 when he was living in Moscow.
The Tulsa Symphony will be performing “Invigorating: Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5” Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center as part of the Patti Johnson Wilson Classic Series. Gerard Schwarz will be the guest conductor.
The symphony will also be performing two works by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi.
– Staff report, The Oklahoma 100