Performance Oklahoma

 

 

Producer/Host Kimberly Powell   

 

 

Performance Oklahoma

 presents

 

The Juilliard String Quartet

 

The Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, appeared at Armstrong Auditorium on Thursday, January 15th presented by the Armstrong International Foundation's Performing Arts Series.  Founded in 1946, the Quartet was the first ensemble to play all six Bartok quartets in the US and its performances of Schoenberg's quartets helped establish the works as cornerstones of the modern string quartet literature.  In 2011, the Quartet became the first classical music ensemble to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

For nearly seven decades the Quartet has made manifest the credo of its founders to "play new works as if they were established masterpieces and established masterpieces as if they were new.  The Quartet's members are Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes, violins, Roger Tapping, viola and Joel Krosnick, cello and the concert program features the String Quartet in G Major, Op 33, No. 5 by Franz Joseph Haydn, the String Quartet No. 2 "Vistas" of Shulamit Ran and the String Quartet in F Major, Op 135 of Ludwig van Beethoven.  First violinist Joseph Lin offers commentary about the Quartet's mission, mystique, commitment to teaching and the concert's works.  

 

Performance Oklahoma is heard each week on Wednesday evening at 8pm and Saturday morning at 8am on Classical KUCO and Saturday evening at 8pm on Classical KWTU

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Coming up

on Performance Oklahoma!

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Arnaud Sussmann and Orion Weiss

 

 

 

 

with cellist Julie Albers! 

 

 Gounod's Romeo and Juliet

 

 with Sarah Coburn

& Daniel Montenegro!

 

 

 

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Host/Producer Kimberly Powell 

 receives Governor's Arts Award!  

 

 

Kimberly Powell, KUCO's Radio’s Early Afternoon Host, Director of Production and Syndication, Director of Programming and Host and Producer of KUCO’s” Performance Oklahoma,” was selected by the Oklahoma Arts Council as a recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards, Media in the Arts category, for her contributions to the Oklahoma arts community.  Recognized largely for her development of “Performance Oklahoma,” KUCO’s weekly showcase showcasing performances drawn from concert settings across the state, KUCO's General Manager said: "In the more than five years Kimberly has been with KUCO, she has forged a new standard of quality for local programming and established strong ties between the radio station and performing arts organizations state-wide.  We are proud of her work and excited that she is receiving this award from the State of Oklahoma, an award she truly deserves.”  This is the third Governor’s Arts Award to be presented to KUCO 90.1 FM, the region’s premiere public radio station offering a classical music format. 

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Performance Oklahoma  

Program Overview

 

 Photo of  Stephen Hough:  Hiroyuki Ito

 

Performance Oklahoma is a weekly showcase of performances drawn from concert settings across Oklahoma and is produced and hosted by Kimberly Powell in the studios of  KUCO-FM in Edmond. The program features the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's Classics Series concerts and performances from Chamber Music in Oklahoma, Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma, OK Mozart International Festival, Armstrong Auditorium, the Norman Philharmonic, the Canterbury Choral Society, the Tulsa Opera, guest artist and special concerts from Oklahoma’s universities and other series across the State.

Kimberly has met and interviewed a number of the world's leading musical artists and composers for the program including Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough, Marc-André Hamelin, André Watts, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Nathan and Julie Gunn, James Ehnes, Jon Kimura Parker, Jennifer Koh, The King's Singers, Barry Douglas, Midori, Garrick Ohlsson, the Canadian Brass, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Peter Wiley, Rachel Barton Pine, Libby Larsen, Phillip Ying, Vladimir Feltsman, Michael Daugherty, Colin Currie, David Kim,
Carter Brey, Kazuhide Isomura, Eric Ruske, The Eroica Trio, Paul Neubauer and colleagues from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, members of Chanticleer and a number of exciting young international artists including Stefan Jackiw, Conrad Tao, Sarah Coburn, Shai Wosner, Julie Albers, Jennifer Frautschi, Orion Weiss, Ryu Goto, Alexander Schimpf, Susanna Phillips, Sasha Cooke, Kelly Markgraf, Andrew von Oeyen, Anna Polonsky, Alexander Sitkovetsky and the co-gold medalists of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Competition Haochen Zhang and Nobuyuki Tsujii.

In August of 2009, Kimberly and Performance Oklahoma were profiled in the Sunday edition of the Daily Oklahoman by Fine Arts Editor, Rick Rogers and in April of 2010 a feature article by Terry Clark appeared in Oklahoma's Journal Record. Her program showcasing the American Organ Institute's Gala Weekend Celebration in September 2009 was

nominated for a Governor's Award. The 2010 and 2011OK Mozart International Festival chamber music broadcast series were presented by KXMS Fine Arts Radio International in Joplin, Missouri and by KWTU Classical in Tulsa, Oklahoma.    For the past three years Performance Oklahoma has secured a grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation and sponsorship from locally owned Homeland Grocery Stores, Hudiburg Subaru of Oklahoma and Armstrong Auditorium and in 2014, adds the sponsorship of RK Black.  In March of 2013, the program began weekly broadcast on Public Radio Tulsa’s KWTU.  And in November of 2013 Kimberly Powell was honored with a Governor’s Art Award (Media in the Arts) and received citations from the Oklahoma State Senate and House of Representatives.   In January of 2014, KUCO/KBCW began featuring Performance Oklahoma in second encore broadcasts, on Saturday mornings at 8!    

 Photo of Sarah Coburn: Images by Ervin Photography, Dario Acosta and Stacy Boge

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Performance Oklahoma

Interview Sampler

 

Have a listen to a selection of remarkable interviews recorded for Performance Oklahoma programs!

 

    

   

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Performance Oklahoma

Program Sampler  2014 

 

 

Program excerpts from some of this     

past season's Performance Oklahoma

 programs!  

    

 

Armstrong Auditorium

The Canadian Brass!

 

 

 

 

from Tulsa Opera

 

 Elmer Gantry with

Robert Aldridge

and Herschel Garfein!

 

 

                             

  

 

 

The OKC Philharmonic

with Conrad Tao!

 

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble  

Joshua Roman  

                                           

 

 

Jon Kimura Parker 

at OK Mozart

  

 

                                         

 

  

Tulsa Opera

Carmen!

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canterbury Choral Society

Brahms' Requiem  

 

 

 

 

Profiles! Edition One

with Gregory Lee

 

  

 

 

 

 

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

 The Dover Quartet!

 

 

   

 

 Tulsa Youth Opera

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK Mozart

 The Miró Quartet!

 

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Recent Program Archive

 

02/18/14

02/18/14
Performance Oklahoma presents the Norman Philharmonic in their season opening concert marking their 4th year "Meet the Composer" with Jerod Tate and works by Tate, Beethoven and Gregson.

02/11/14

02/11/14
Performance Oklahoma offers the third program of the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma's current season featuring guest violinist Cyrus Beroukhim and entitled "World Traveling Violin."

02/04/15

02/04/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the OKC Philharmonic's Classics 4 concert with guest pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and offers an encore of Edition 5 from the OK Mozart International Festival radio broadcast series!

01/28/14

01/28/14
Performance Oklahoma presents Profiles Two featuring pianist Sergio Monteiro in concert and conversation from Armstrong Auditorium, his recital featured works by Mozart, Schumann, Oswald, Chopin and Villa-Lobos.

01/21/15

01/21/15
Performance Oklahoma presents Edition 4 from the OK Mozart International Festival broadcast series featuring the MirĂ³ Quartet and pianist Jon Kimura Parker in works by Beethoven and Schumann.