Performance Oklahoma

  

Producer/Host Kimberly Powell   

 

This week

on Performance Oklahoma!

 

 

Classics 4

 

  Photo by Sim Canetty-Clarke 

 

Pianist Stephen Hough

and the OKC Philharmonic!

 

Tracing its roots to the city’s first professional orchestra in 1924, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic formed in 1988 with the help of dedicated civic leaders and corporations and celebrates 27 years of performances in Oklahoma City.  Under the musical direction of Joel Levine, the orchestra performs Classics, orchestral Pops, and Discovery Family concerts, as well as a variety of community engagements.  

Stephen Hough, the distinguished and internationally acclaimed pianist joins the OKC Philharmonic to offer the Oklahoma premier of the Piano Concerto in g minor, Op 33 by Antonin Dvořák on Saturday, January 9th at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City.  Music director Joel Levine conducts the concert, the fourth in the Classics series this season which also includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in b minor, Op 74, "Pathetique."  Stephen Hough shares his insights about the neglected concerto, and how he finds time to add yet another exciting new endeavor into the mix of his varied and fascinating projects,  Mr. Hough a true polymath, not only securing a reputation as a uniquely insightful concert pianist but also as a composer, a painter and a writer. 

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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, the broadcasts on Tulsa airwaves this season historic firsts for the OKC Philharmonic! 

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Coming up

on Performance Oklahoma!

 

Sara Sant'Ambrogio 

 

Armstrong Auditorium 

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Anton Armstrong and the St. Olaf Choir

 

Kemp Concert Series

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Tanya Bannister

 

 

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble

Piano and Friends

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OKC Philharmonic

with guest conductor Robert Moody

 

 

 

and guest violinist Andrea Segar

Classics 5

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Joshua Bell

 

 

and Sam Haywood

from Armstrong Auditorium! ENCORE

 

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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. 

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Performance Oklahoma  

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, the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma, the OK Mozart International Festival, Armstrong Auditorium, the Norman Philharmonic, the Canterbury Choral Society, Tulsa Opera, Chamber Music Tulsa, 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 for the program including Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough, Marc-André Hamelin, André Watts, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Nathan Gunn,  Louie Lortie, Avi Avital, Barry Douglas, Midori, Garrick Ohlsson, Colin Currie,  Paul Neubauer and colleagues from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, members of the Tokyo, Guarneri,  Juilliard and Takács Quartets, and many others and a number of exciting young international artists including Conrad Tao, Sarah Coburn, Shai Wosner, Julie Albers, Augustin Hadelich, Stefan Jackiw, Sasha Cooke, Simone Lamsma, Joshua Roman 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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Performance Oklahoma presents

The Thirteen

 

 Part 1             Part 2

 

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Performance Oklahoma

Program Sampler 

 

 

 Excerpts from

Performance Oklahoma

 2015-2016

 

 

The Takács Quartet

Chamber Music Tulsa

 

 

 

Emanual Ax and the OKC Philharmonic

Classics 1

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

The Juilliard Quartet from Armstrong Auditorium

 

 

 

   

 

  

 

Joshua Roman

and the OKC Philharmonic

Classics 3

  

    

          

      

 

       

Joshua Bell and Sam Haywood

from Armstrong Auditorium

 

  

               

              

 

 

  

Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra from Armstrong Auditorium

 

 

 

  

 The New Orford Quartet Chamber Music in Oklahoma

 

 

  

 

 

 

 The King's Singers from Armstrong Auditorium

 

  

 

  

 

  

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Recent Programs Archive 

02/03/15

Performance Oklahoma celebrates the launch of OK Mozart 2016 with an encore of edition 3 from the 2015 Festival radio broadcast series.

01/27/15

01/27/15
Performance Oklahoma presents The Thirteen in concert and in conversation from the University of Central Oklahoma.

01/20/15

01/20/15
Performance Oklahoma offers an encore of Edition Two from the 2015 OK Mozart International Festival series.

01/13/15

01/13/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the Mozart Orchestra of New York and Gerard Schwarz in concert from Armstrong Auditorium in Mozart's final three symphonies.

01/06/15

01/06/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the American String Quartet in the second concert of the season offered by Chamber Music in Oklahoma on Sunday, November 15th.

12/30/15

12/30/15
Performance Oklahoma presents an encore broadcast of Edition One from the 2015 OK Mozart International Festival with Amici New York, guest violinist Chad Hoopes, guest pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the Aeolus Quartet.

12/23/15

12/23/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the 37th annual Christmas Vespers from Oklahoma City University featuring four University choirs, University organist Melissa Plamann and the OCU Vespers orchestra.

12/16/15

12/16/15
Performance Oklahoma presents Classics 3 from the OKC Philharmonic with guest cellist Joshua Roman offering the Oklahoma premier of the Cello Concerto by Mason Bates and works by Delius and Beethoven.

12/09/15

12/09/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble in Concert 2 of the current season and works by Dvořák, Schumann and Schoenfield.

12/02/15

12/02/15
Performance Oklahoma offers an encore program featuring the New Orford String Quartet, who appeared in the final concert last season in April, offering works by Haydn, Brahms and Tim Brady and presented by Chamber Music in Oklahoma.

11/25/15

11/25/15
Performance Oklahoma presents violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Sam Haywood in recital from Armstrong Auditorium, the program part of a US tour a tribute to violinist and teacher Josef Gingold.

11/18/15

11/18/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the OKC Philharmonic in Classics 2, a program entitled "Tall Tales, Magic and Majesty" and featuring guest violinist Augustin Hadelich.

11/11/15

11/11/15
Performance Oklahoma presents Chamber Music in Oklahoma's season opening Founders Concert featuring the Kelemen Quartet who appeared on Sunday, October 18th!

11/04/15

11/04/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the Canterbury Choral Society in their season opening concert "Belshazzar's Feast with works by Igor Stravinsky and William Walton!

10/28/15

10/28/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the season opening concert offered by the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble entitled "From Beethoven to the Beatles."

10/21/15

10/21/15
Performance Oklahoma presents The King's Singers ENCORE! from Armstrong Auditorium, the ensemble appearing in February of 2015 and offering a diverse program emblematic of their performing style!

10/14/15

10/14/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the OKC Philharmonic with guest pianist Emanuel Ax in their season opening gala Classics 1 concert presented on Saturday, September 12th at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City.

10/07/15

10/07/15
Performance Oklahoma presents a snapshot program featuring performances from the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble's 2015 Festival "America the Beautiful" offered in June at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City.

09/30/15

09/30/15
In the final edition showcasing performances from OK Mozart 2015, Performance Oklahoma presented the Festival's semi-staged production of Mozart's Don Giovanni.

09/23/15

09/23/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the third edition of a snapshot series from OK Mozart 2015 featuring guest pianist Jon Kimura Parker, the Aeolus Quartet, guest violinist Louise Owen, Amici New York and the 2nd annual OK Mozart All-State Youth Orchestra in works by Mozart, Bach, Puccini, Rachmaninov and Respighi

09/16/15

09/16/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the second edition of the snapshot series from the 2015 OK Mozart Festival featuring guest pianist Jon Kimura Parker, Amici New York wind principals and the Aeolus Quartet in works by Mozart, Boyce, Beethoven and Webern

09/09/15

09/09/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the first of a four part snapshot series from OK Mozart 2015. The first program features Amici NY with guest violinist Chad Hoopes in works by Mozart and Vivaldi, and the Aeolus Quartet with guest pianist Jon Kimura Parker in works by Franck, Nancarrow and Snowden.

09/02/15

09/02/15
Performance Oklahoma returns to the airwaves after a summer sabbatical with a concert featuring the Takács Quartet and commentary from the ensemble's violist Geraldine Walther, presented by Chamber Music Tulsa on Sunday March 22nd.

05/27/15

05/27/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the OKC Philharmonic in their Classics Series Season Finale and an encore of Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra at Armstrong Auditorium.

05/20/15

05/20/15
Performance Oklahoma presents the final concert of the regular season offered by the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble entitled "The Piano Quartet" and given on Tuesday, April 21st.