Posted by Kimberly Powell on 10/28/2013

October 23

The OKC Philharmonic

"Gala Opening Concert" with Andrew von Oeyen

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic opened their 25th anniversary season on Saturday, September 28th with guest pianist Andrew von Oeyen in the first of their Classics series concerts.   The program features Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op 23, the Overture to the Secret of Suzanne by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari and the Symphony No. 3 in c minor, Op 78 (Organ) by Camille Saint-Saëns.  Host and producer Kimberly Powell talks to Andrew von Oeyen, the Philharmonic's music director Joel Levine and executive director Eddie Walker for this gala concert broadcast. Tune in Wednesday evening at 8 here on KCSC/KBCW!



2012 OK Mozart International Festival

Chamber Music broadcasts

This week Performance Oklahoma presents Editions One and Two from the 2012 OK Mozart International Festival Chamber Music Series featuring Paul Neubauer and friends in their final season of performances.   In the first hour, listeners will enjoy the Zwei Gesange Op 91 for Contralto, Viola and Piano by Johannes Brahms featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Orion Weiss and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante K364 in an arrangement for string sextet played by violinists Ani Kavafian and Katie Hyun, violists Paul Neubauer and Andy Lin and cellists Peter Wiley and Mihai Marica.   And Baritone Kelly Markgraf and pianist Anna Polonsky offer Franz Schubert’s Die Forelle.  In the second hour, baritone Kelly Markgraf joins violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Anna Polonsky to present the Five Songs for Voice, Viola and Piano Op 5 by Charles Loeffler.  Paul and Anna  join violinist Ani Kavafian and cellist Peter Wiley for a performance of the Quartet for Piano and Strings Op 47 by Robert Schumann.  And violist Andy Lin shares his other great musical passion, offering a performance on one of the most beautiful of the traditional Chinese instruments, the erhu. The musicians and special guest Bill McLaughlin offer lively and insightful commentary.  Tune in Saturday evening at 8pm on Classical 88.7 HD.1!