Producer/Host Kimberly Powell
The King's Singers ENCORE
from Armstrong Auditorium!
Acclaimed for their virtuosity and irresistible charm, The King’s Singers are admired for their musical excellence and recognized as consummate entertainers; their work appealing to a diverse international audience. They perform over 120 concerts each year, touring regularly to Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia. Since their founding at King's College in Cambridge in 1968, they have premiered more than 200 new works and are double Grammy® award-winning artists, honored in 2009 for their Signum Classics release, Simple Gifts, and again in 2012 for their contribution to Eric Whitacre’s Light & Gold album on Decca. In June 2013 they were chosen as one of only two vocal ensembles to enter the Gramophone Hall of Fame, honored for their unique discography of over 150 albums.
Before appearing at the American Choral Directors Association conference in Salt Lake City, where they gave the world premier of a new work by Jake Heggie, the ensemble made a stop at Armstrong Auditorium on Tuesday, February 24th of 2015, presenting a diverse and distinctive program emblematic of their concert style, and featuring English Renaissance madrigals by Morley and Weelkes, French chansons by Debussy and Saint-Saëns, a contemporary setting of English limericks by Petrassi, four popular American songs of the 20th century and Postcards: five selected songs from around the world. Bass Jonathan Howard offers delightful commentary and we'll hear ensemble members speak from the stage!
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!
on Performance Oklahoma!
In concert and conversation
from Oklahoma State University
Cellist Francesco Mastromatteo
from Oklahoma City University
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.
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 Voices, Tulsa Opera, Chamber Music Tulsa, the Kemp Concert Series, and 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, Rachel Barton Pine, Midori, Garrick Ohlsson, Yolanda Kondonassis, 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, Augustin Hadelich, Susanna Phillips, Sasha Cooke, Simone Lamsma, Andrew von Oeyen, Joshua Roman and gold medalists of the Van Cliburn International Competition Jon Nakamatsu, 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 2011-2016 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 and photo of Paul Neubauer: Emiliano Loconsolo)
RT @radiogirlok: It's the Beethoven Winter Festival @ChmbrMusicTulsa, presenting the @miroquartet performing the complete quartets! @OKArts…
Tonight at 8pm, presenting the brilliant @escherquartet in concert @OKChamberMusic in works by Mendelssohn, Bartok… https://t.co/yvxVGZty7l
Delighted to offer in place of Classics 4 from @OKC_PHIL, @brightmusicokc at 8pm this evening on @KUCOfm!… https://t.co/hlI8RNDdys
RT @KUCOfm: @PerformanceOK @wumanpipa @Shanghaiquartet @ArmstrongAud @BrightSheng1 @TanDunMusic Miss it? Enjoy the encore broadcasting no…
Tonight at 8 @KUCOfm, "A Night in Ancient and New China" with @wumanpipa and the @Shanghaiquartet @ArmstrongAud!… https://t.co/3h3acWKsIC
The broadcast showcasing @canterburyokc, now in its 48th year, performing at @okcciviccenter & celebrating its part… https://t.co/k4DocymKa4
Also featured in @canterburyokc's "Spirit of America," Edward Knight's "Wings of Fire" & old American songs & hymns… https://t.co/ctwzqfCtjA
Tonight at 8pm @KUCOfm, hear @canterburyokc in premier of Chickasaw oratorio @JerodTate! @ChickasawNation… https://t.co/NtDSnsGYIh
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