Posted by Kimberly Powell on 03/04/2014

The OKC Philharmonic

in two Russian masterworks

Wednesday evening on KCSC!



Performance Oklahoma presents the OKC Philharmonic in a special program of works from the early 20th century Russian repertory and performed on two separate concerts which combined serve to showcase the verve, virtuosity and lyricism of the ensemble’s musicians who celebrate their 25th anniversary this season.  From the program offered by the Philharmonic on Saturday, April 6th last season we’ll hear the 1947 revised ballet score Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky and the Symphony No. 2 in e minor Op 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov performed by the ensemble this season, on Saturday, January 31st.   The works, written just a few years apart by two great Russian composers.   Only four years separate the composition of these scores but the music comes from two very distinct perspectives;   Rachmaninov’s symphony looks back with a long sigh of lyrical nostalgia to the Russian Romantic tradition and Stravinsky's landmark score, which secured the international reputation of Diaghilev's Ballets Russe embraces the new techniques and sounds of modernism. Tune in at 8 Wednesday evening g here on Classical KCSC/KBCW! 


Editions 9 and 10

The 2012 OKM Broadcast Series

 Saturday morning at KCSC

and evening at KWTU!



In the 9th edition of the OKM broadcast series celebrating chamber music performances from the 2012 OK Mozart International Festival, violinist Ani Kavafian joins pianist Anna Polonsky to offer Robert Schumann’s Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, a work written late in the composer’s life.   We’ll also hear a performance of three songs scored for voice, viola and piano by three 19th century French masters of melody presented by mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke, violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Anna Polonsky.  And Anna joins Orion Weiss to play the colorful and virtuosic Rapsodie Espagnole for piano 4-hands by Maurice Ravel.


Special guest host Bill McGlaughlin takes part in the 10th edition of the 2012 OKM broadcast series which offers several performances from the gala concert entitled  Vienna, City of My Dreams.  We’ll hear the Annen-Polka of Johann Strauss Sr,  and songs by  Rudolf Sieczynski, Gustav Pick and Franz Lehar  featuring baritone Kelly Markgraf, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, violinists Ani Kavafian and David Southorn, violist Paul Neubauer, cellist Peter Wiley and pianist Orion Weiss.  And Ani, Peter and Orion  return to play the Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor by Felix Mendelssohn, his last great chamber piece and the final chamber music performance of the 2012 Festival week.  Tune in at 8 Saturday morning here on Classical KCSC/KBCW and Saturday evening on KWTU Classical 88.7 Tulsa!