Producer/Host Kimberly Powell
Profiles: Edition Two
from Armstrong Auditorium!
Born in Niteroi, Brazil, Sergio Monteiro won first prize in the second Martha Argerich International Piano Competition and was selected to take part in the International Piano Academy in Como, Italy. He received degrees from the National Music School of Rio de Janeiro and has performed in Moscow and across Europe and South America. Awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture to study at the Eastman School of Music, he earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts, studying with Nelita True.
Now based in Oklahoma, serving as the head of the piano program at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, he appeared as a guest artist of the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation’s Performing Arts Series on Thursday, November 20th 2014 at Armstrong Auditorium. Offering a recital anchored by two masterpieces of the solo piano repertoire, the Fantasy in C Major, Op 17 by Robert Schumann and the Sonata No 3 in b minor, Op 53 of Frederic Chopin, Mr. Monteiro also offered the Nine Variations on a Minuet of Duport K 573 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Three Etudes, Op 33 by Brazilian composer and pianist Henrique Oswald, whose piano works he recently recorded for Naxos. In this second edition of the Profiles series, Sergio Monteiro talks about his musical beginnings, his passion for teaching and the concert pieces!
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!
on Performance Oklahoma!
with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
The Juilliard Quartet
"World Traveling Violin" with Cyrus Beroukhim
The Norman Philharmonic
"Meet the Composer"
with Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate!
Arnaud Sussmann and Orion Weiss
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.
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
Talking with @JerodTate and musicians of the @Norman__Phil on Sunday! It's Meet the Composer! @NewMusicUSA @KUCOfm http://t.co/wSLSxqccYy
Founders' Room @ArmstrongAud just before interview with Joseph Lin of The Juilliard Quartet! @KUCOfm @radiogirlok http://t.co/IJruXMCzVU
2014 program and new interview samplers now available at http://t.co/OlIqRTzvvb Check it out! @KUCOfm @UCOBronchos http://t.co/5aMW7HnM7B
Tonight: An encore from the @okmozart broadcast series at 8pm featuring the @miroquartet and the Amici NY Wind Octet @KUCOfm! @UCOBronchos
Also next week, the @Norman__Phil's concert "Meet the Composer" with @JerodTate! @NewMusicUSA @KUCOfm @UCOBronchos http://t.co/izRJLfYHlI
And next week I'm excited to meet and hear the Juilliard String Quartet appearing @ArmstrongAud on Thursday! @KUCOfm http://t.co/tC7UMVRJVj
Sunday, I hope to meet and interview #Cyrus Beroukhim and @brightmusicokc musicians for upcoming program! @KUCOfm http://t.co/5RPZPU6dKV
Saturday I'm seeing this production by #Tulsa Youth Opera and meeting composer Susan Kander! @TulsaOpera @KUCOfm http://t.co/ocnYmTJm8y
Delightful interview today with #Jean-Yves Thibaudet, in town to play Camille Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No 5 with the @OKC_PHIL! @KUCOfm
RT @radiogirlok: Terrific chat today @KUCOfm with @purplemozart & Shane Granger @ArmstrongAud about the musical 'The Book of Isaiah!' http:…
Stream Performance Oklahoma programs
during broadcasting here
Have a listen to a selection of remarkable interviews recorded for Performance Oklahoma programs!
Program Sampler 2014
Program excerpts from some of this
past season's Performance Oklahoma
from Tulsa Opera
The OKC Philharmonic
with Conrad Tao!
Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble
at OK Mozart
Canterbury Choral Society
Profiles! Edition One
with Gregory Lee
Chamber Music in Oklahoma