Performance Oklahoma

 

 

 

Host/Producer Kimberly Powell

receives Governor's Arts Award!

 

Kimberly Powell, KUCO's radio’s mid-day host, Director of Production and Syndication, 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.

 


Performance Oklahoma

 

 

Producer/Host Kimberly Powell   

 

This week

Performance Oklahoma

 presents

 

"The Music of France"

 

 Program Three

 

 

from

 the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble!

Since 2003, the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble has offered Oklahoma audiences a regular season of chamber music performances presented by an ensemble of musicians largely based in the Oklahoma City metro area and special guest artists.   This past June the Society presented its third annual Spring Festival, a four-concert event entitled “The Music of France."  Chamber ensemble combinations include voice and instrumental duos, trios and quartets and feature works by a range of French composers writing in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.   Performance Oklahoma presents all of this season’s Festival performances in three broadcast programs to be offered in the final three weeks of July,on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings on Classical KUCO and Saturday evenings on Classical KWTU, both evening and morning broadcasts at 8! 

Program Three

The third program from the Festival which also served as the Mae Ruth Swanson Memorial Concert opens with the Les Nuits d'été , a set of six songs for tenor and piano by Hector Berlioz offered as the opening music on Concert 4.  The Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel follows, a performance from Concert 2 devoted to music by Ravel and Fauré.    In the second hour and final hour of the broadcast series, we'll hear the final work of the Festival, "Quator pour la fins du temps" by Olivier Messiaen, scored for violin, clarinet, cello and piano and thoughtfully introduced by co-artistic director Amy I-Lin Cheng.

Tune in at 8 on Wednesday evening, July 30th and Saturday morning, August 2nd on Classical KUCO and Saturday evening, August 2nd at 8 on Classical KWTU

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 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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Flutist Marina Piccinini

and harpist Yolanda Kondonassis

talk about teaching here!

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Pianist Conrad Tao answers questions

from young Oklahoma pianists here !

 

Photo by Nadja Kilchhofer

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Meet Peter Markes, Oklahoma's 2014 Teacher of the Year, and hear the Edmond North Orchestra from OK Youth in Classical here!  

 

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Performance Oklahoma

Program Sampler   

 

 

Program excerpts from recent    

Performance Oklahoma

 programs!  

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 OKC Philharmonic

Classics 3

Garrick Ohlsson

 

  

 

 

 

 

Tulsa Opera

 

The Marriage of Figaro

 

  

                          

Canterbury Choral Society

OCU Bass School of Music

 

Leonard Bernstein's MASS

with 

Jamie Bernstein

 

  

 

  

OKC Philharmonic 

Classics 2 

Jennifer Koh

 

    

  

 

 

 

 Alexander Schimpf

Armstrong Auditorium

  

                                         

 

  

The Norman Philharmonic

Meet the Composer

 

Michael Daugherty

    

 

University of Central Oklahoma

College of Fine Arts & Design

 

Brad Bennight

 

  

 

  

 

 

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

 Rachel Barton Pine and Matthew Hagle 

  

 

 

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble

Souvenirs

Gloria Chien

 

 

  
                  
 
 
               

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Recent Program Archive

 

10/16/13

10/16/13
Performance Oklahoma presents the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma's season opening program featuring guest pianist Gloria Chien and works by Samuel Barber, Ludwig van Beethoven and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

10/09/13

10/09/13
Performance Oklahoma presents "Meet the Composer" with the Norman Philharmonic and guest composer John Mackey. The concert, presented on Sunday, September 15th featured works by Mackey as well as music by Gould, Haydn and Barber.

10/02/13

10/02/13
Performance Oklahoma presents pianist Alexander Schimpf at Armstrong Auditorium this past February. The program includes works by Mozart, Debussy, Kapustin and Ravel and was followed by a performance of Mozart's Kegelstadt Trio from the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble's March program featuring guest violist Miles Hoffman.

09/25/13

09/25/13
Performance Oklahoma celebrates the start of Chamber Music in Oklahoma's new season with an encore of their final concert last season featuring the Ying Quartet performing works by Haydn, Barber and Beethoven.

09/18/13

09/18/13
Performance Oklahoma presents the 4th and 5th editions of Community featuring the OKC Symphonic Band and The Norman Singers!



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