Performance Oklahoma

 

 

Producer/Host Kimberly Powell   

 

This week

on Performance Oklahoma!

 

 

   

 

The Takács Quartet! 

with commentary from Geraldine Walther 

September 2nd and 5th

 

The Takács Quartet, recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles offers performances described as "peerless in artistry," "seraphic in unity of execution," "searing" and "inspiring."  Playing with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor and combining four distinctive musical personalities, the Quartet brings fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire in live performance and through its award winning discography.   Appearing as guests of Chamber Music Tulsa, the Quartet presented two concerts and a master class during their three day visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma this past Spring, the second concert our featured program, given on Sunday, March 22nd at 3pm in the Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.  The Quartet offered a Viennese program of works including the Quartet in C Major, Op 76, No. 3 (Emperor) of Franz Joseph Haydn, the Quartet in a minor, D 804 (Rosamunde) of Franz Schubert and the Quartet in F Major, Op 59, No. 1 (Razumovsky) of Ludvig van Beethoven.  In the course of the program we’ll enjoy personal and insightful commentary from Geraldine Walther who marks her 10th year as the violist of this remarkable ensemble. 

Following the Takács Quartet program, listeners will enjoy a preview of next week's broadcast, the first of a spotlight series from OK Mozart 2015 featuring guest violinist Chad Hoopes, the Amici NY Orchestra and music from the Four Seasons of Antonio Vivaldi. 

 

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!

 

Festival 2015

 

Snapshot Series

 September

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Snapshot series

October

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Classics 1 with Emanuel Ax

October 

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Canterbury Choral Society

  

 

Belshazzar's Feast

November

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The Kelemen Quartet

 

 

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

November

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An Evening with Joshua Bell

 

Armstrong Auditorium

November

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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 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. 

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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, Avi Avital, The King's Singers, Barry Douglas, Louis Lortie, Midori, Garrick Ohlsson, the Canadian Brass, Fergus McWilliam (Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet,) Peter Wiley, Rachel Barton Pine, Libby Larsen, Phillip Ying, Vladimir Feltsman, Michael Daugherty, Colin Currie, David Kim, Carter Brey, Geraldine Walther Takács Quartet,) Kazuhide Isomura,(Tokyo String Quartet,) 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, , Alexander Schimpf, Susanna Phillips, Sasha Cooke, Simone Lamsma, 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 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 2011-2015 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

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Performance Oklahoma

Program Sampler 

 

 

 Excerpts from

Performance Oklahoma

 2014-2015

 

 

The Pacifica Quartet

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

 

  

Profiles 2: Sergio Monteiro from Armstrong Auditorium

 

 

                                 

 

 

 The Juilliard Quartet from Armstrong Auditorium

 

  

  

 

 

  The Norman Philharmonic "Meet the Composer" with Jerod Tate

  

                           

 

The Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble with Cyrus Beroukhim

 

  

                                  

 

  

Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra from Armstrong Auditorium

 

 

 

 

  

 The New Orford Quartet Chamber Music in Oklahoma

 

 

  

 

 

 The King's Singers from Armstrong Auditorium

 

  

 

  

 

 The OKC Philharmonic with Louis Lortie 

 

 

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Recent Programs Archive 

05/27/15

05/27/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the OKC Philharmonic in their Classics Series Season Finale and an encore of Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra at Armstrong Auditorium.

05/20/15

05/20/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the final concert of the regular season offered by the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble entitled "The Piano Quartet" and given on Tuesday, April 21st.

05/13/15

05/13/15
Performance Oklahoma presents The New Orford String Quartet offering works by Haydn, Brahms and Canadian composer Tim Brady, the ensemble the guests of Chamber Music in Oklahoma on Sunday, April 12th.

05/06/15

05/06/15
Performance Oklahoma presents "An Evening with the King's Singers" who appeared at Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday, February 24th offering a program ranging from English Renaissance madrigals to selections from The Great American Songbook.

04/29/15

04/29/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble in their fourth program this season entitled "War and Remembrance" and featuring works by Stravinsky, Elgar and Schoenfield.

04/22/15

04/22/15
Performance Oklahoma presents two programs this week: the OKC Philharmonic's "The Dream of America" and Mozart's "The Magic Flute" from the OK Mozart International Festival.

04/15/15

04/15/15
Performance Oklahoma presents Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra on tour with the release of a new album devoted to the music of Antonio Vivaldi and appearing at Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday, March 3rd.

04/08/15

04/08/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the New York Chamber Soloists: Piano and Winds, the concert featuring a quintet of artists and music by Beethoven and Mozart, offered on Sunday, March 15th, the ensemble guests of Chamber Music in Oklahoma.

04/01/15

04/01/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the OKC Philharmonic's sixth Classics concert entitled Terror and Triumph on Wednesday evening and on Saturday offered Edition Eight from the OK Mozart International Festival Radio Broadcast Series.

03/25/15

03/25/15
Encored and previewed program excerpts including performances from the OKC Philharmonic, Armstrong Auditorium, Chamber Music in Oklahoma, the Norman Philharmonic, and the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma.

03/18/15

03/18/15
Performance Oklahoma offers an encore of edition seven from the OK Mozart International Festival radio broadcast series featuring Amici NY, guest pianist Jon Kimura Parker, the newly formed OK Mozart All-State Orchestra and Constantine Kitsopoulos in works by Mozart and Mahler.

03/11/15

03/11/15
Performance Oklahoma presents violinist Arnaud Sussmann and pianist Orion Weiss in concert from Chamber Music in Oklahoma offering works by Bach, Grieg, Mozart and Brahms.

03/04/15

03/04/15
Performance Oklahoma offers the OKC Philharmonic's fifth Classics concert of the season with guest cellist Julie Albers in works by Ravel, Elgar and Mendelssohn (Wednesday evening) and encores the sixth edition of the OK Mozart radio broadcast series (Saturday evening.)

02/25/15

02/25/15
Performance Oklahoma presents The Juilliard String Quartet from Armstrong Auditorium in a program featuring works by Haydn, Ran and Beethoven and commentary from violinist Joseph Lin.

02/18/15

02/18/15
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!