Producer/Host Kimberly Powell
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!
on Performance Oklahoma!
Classics 1 with Emanuel Ax
Canterbury Choral Society
The Kelemen Quartet
Chamber Music in Oklahoma
An Evening with Joshua Bell
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, 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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