Producer/Host Kimberly Powell
from the College of Fine Arts and Design
Founded in 2012 and specializing in the masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque, The Thirteen Chamber Choir has garnered a reputation for inspired and powerful live performances. On tour this past fall across the American Midwest and Great Plains, The Thirteen were guests in residence at UCO’s College of Fine Arts and Design, hosted by the Choral Department at the School of Music, in partnership with the Brisch Center for Historical Performance, the Edmond Community Chorale and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Offering a series of events across the two day residency, the ensemble appeared in concert on Monday, November 9th, of 2015, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond, presenting a program entitled “Music of the Past for Musicians of the Future: Innovation and Brilliance: Sound-Sculptures from the Franco-Flemish School.” Artistic Director Matthew Robertson and two ensemble singers, soprano Amy Broadbent and tenor Jeffrey Cutts offer insightful commentary in this special program exploring the art of singing works from composers who dominated the music scene in the 15th and 16th centuries in northern Europe. And, The Thirteen offer performances of a diverse grouping of pieces by Orlande de Lassus, Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin des Prez, Nicolas Gombert, Jacob Obrecht, Antoine Brumel, Guillaume Dufay and Guillaume de Machaut!
Several ensembles participating in residency events are also featured in the concert performance program including the UCO Chamber Singers conducted by Karl Nelson, the Classen School of Advanced Studies Madrigal Chorus led by Rebecca Lindley and the Norman North High School Chamber Choir directed by Matthew Johnson.
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, the broadcasts on Tulsa airwaves this season historic firsts for the OKC Philharmonic!
on Performance Oklahoma!
Tenor Jonathan Yarrington
Pianist Kate Stubbs
from SE Oklahoma State University's
Musical Arts Series
Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble
Celebrating 14 seasons
Guest conductor Andrés Franco
Guest violinist Stefan Milenkovich
Cellist Francesco Mastromatteo
in concert and conversation
from Oklahoma City University
The Ying Quartet
Chamber Music in Oklahoma
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 of live 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.
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, the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma, the OK Mozart International Festival, Armstrong Auditorium, the Norman Philharmonic, the Canterbury Voices, Tulsa Opera, Chamber Music Tulsa, the Kemp Concert Series, and 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 for the program including Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough, Marc-André Hamelin, André Watts, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Nathan Gunn, Louie Lortie, Avi Avital, Barry Douglas, Rachel Barton Pine, Midori, Garrick Ohlsson, Yolanda Kondonassis, Colin Currie, Paul Neubauer and colleagues from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, members of the Tokyo, Guarneri, Juilliard and Takács Quartets, and many others and a number of exciting young international artists including Conrad Tao, Sarah Coburn, Shai Wosner, Augustin Hadelich, Susanna Phillips, Sasha Cooke, Simone Lamsma, Andrew von Oeyen, Joshua Roman and gold medalists of the Van Cliburn International Competition Jon Nakamatsu, 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 Red Bud Award. The 2010 and 2011 OK Mozart International Festival chamber music broadcast series' were offered by KXMS Fine Arts Radio International in Joplin, Missouri and by KWTU Classical in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From 2011-2016 Performance Oklahoma secured grants from the Kirkpatrick Foundation and sponsorship from locally owned Homeland Grocery Stores, Hudiburg Subaru of Oklahoma and Armstrong Auditorium and in 2014, added the sponsorship of RK Black. In March of 2013, the program began weekly broadcasts 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! In November of 2014, the program began airing on KCSC, 95.9 Woodward!
(Photo of Sarah Coburn: Images by Ervin Photography, Dario Acosta and Stacy Boge and photo of Paul Neubauer: Emiliano Loconsolo)
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RT @radiogirlok: Talking with @YefimBronfman this afternoon at the @okcciviccenter about Tchaikovsky's 2nd piano concerto! @OKC_PHIL https:…
RT @KUCOfm: Offering Beethoven's Emperor Concerto in the noon hour today, @YefimBronfman in town to play opening @OKC_PHIL gala! https://t.…
Tonight at 8pm Performance OK returns to the airwaves with Concert 1 of the 2016 @brightmusicokc Festival! @KUCOfm https://t.co/IOK2lq8w5O
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