Posted by Kimberly Powell on 01/12/2015

Jon Kimura Parker



from OK Mozart!


Continuing its mission to offer a high quality music and cultural Festival for Oklahoma audiences, OK Mozart celebrated its 30th anniversary season this past June.   Among its offerings, OK Mozart presented a chamber music series featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker, one of America's highest-profile ensembles, the dynamic Miró Quartet and woodwind players from the Amici New York orchestra; the collaborators returning this season having also appeared at the Festival in 2013.  Recorded concerts are held at the Bartlesville Community Center and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. 

In the first hour of the second program of the broadcast series encore, pianist Jon Kimura Parker offers a solo recital featuring three Preludes of Sergei Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert's Wanderer Fantasie, the Op 54, No. 4 Notturno from Edvard Grieg's Lyric Pieces, and the Wizard of Oz Fantasy by William Hirtz. presented on Tuesday, June 10th of 2014. In the second hour we'll hear his performance of his own transcription of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, given during the OK Mozart International Festival 2013, both performances given at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Bartlesville.   Performance recordings were made by Tom Lazarus:  http://www.classicsound.com/.

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