Performance Oklahoma

 

 

Producer/Host Kimberly Powell   

  

 

 

Ariel Quartet

 

  

 

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

 

Characterized by its youth, brilliant playing, soulful interpretations, and its performances
of music from memory, the Ariel Quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. Founded in Israel in 2001, when its members were young students, the Ariel Quartet have been playing together ever since. Recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland
Quartet Award, the Quartet serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts.  Performing widely in Israel, Europe, and North America, with two record-setting Beethoven cycles last season, the ensemble continues to astonish with its performances of complete works by memory and has remained committed to performing extensively in Israel.   Appearing as the guest ensemble of Chamber Music in Oklahoma in the fourth concert presented this season, on Sunday, March 5th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City, the Quartet offered a program featuring the Quartet in d minor, Op 76, No. 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn, Between the Sacred and the Profane for String Quartet by Menachem Wiesenberg and the Quartet in F Major, Op 96 (American) by Antonin Dvořák. 

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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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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 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,  Yefim Bronfman, 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, Alexander Kobrin, 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 Oklahoma Travel Industry 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 8am! 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)

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Enjoy this recent Performance Oklahoma

program featuring pianist Alexander Kobrin

from Oklahoma State University!

Alexander Kobrin in Conversation and in Concert Part I

Alexander Kobrin in Conversation and in Concert Part II

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Performance Oklahoma

Program Sampler 

 

 

 Excerpts from

Performance Oklahoma

 2015-2016

 

 

The Takács Quartet

Chamber Music Tulsa

 

 

 

Emanual Ax

OKC Philharmonic

Classics 1

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

The Juilliard Quartet

Armstrong Auditorium

 

 

 

   

 

  

 

Joshua Roman

OKC Philharmonic

Classics 3

  

    

          

      

 

       

Joshua Bell

and Sam Haywood

Armstrong Auditorium

 

 

 

 

  

Stephen Hough

OKC Philharmonic

Classics 4

              

 

 

Avi Avital and the

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Armstrong Auditorium

 

 

 

 

  

 The New Orford Quartet

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

 

 

 

Recent Programs Archive 

03/15/17

03/15/17
Performance Oklahoma presents pianist Rick Rowley in recital, presented by the Musical Arts Series at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

03/08/17

03/08/17
Performance Oklahoma presents Classics 5 with the OKC Philharmonic, guest conductor Andreas Delfs and cellist Christine Lamprea.

03/01/17

03/01/17
Performance Oklahoma presents the debut broadcast from Oklahoma State University featuring guest artist Alexander Kobrin in concert and in conversation.

02/22/17

02/22/17
Performance Oklahoma presents an encore program featuring The King's Singers who appeared as guests of Armstrong Auditorium in 2015.

02/15/17

02/15/17
Performance Oklahoma presents the Escher String Quartet in concert with works by Mendelssohn, Bartok and Beethoven from Chamber Music in Oklahoma.

02/11/17

02/11/17
Performance Oklahoma presents the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble in the third concert of their 14th season and a program titled "Lands Near and Far."

02/01/17

02/01/17
Performance Oklahoma presents "A Night in Ancient and New China" with Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet from Armstrong Auditorium.

01/25/17

01/25/17
Performance Oklahoma presents Canterbury Voices in their season opening concert titled "Spirit of America" presented on Friday, October 7th.

01/18/17

01/18/17
Performance Oklahoma presents the fourth concert of Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Musical Arts Series featuring guest pianist Laura Melton.

01/11/17

01/11/17
Performance Oklahoma presents Part II of a New Year's Encore Series showcasing performances of works by Franz Schubert from the program's archives.

01/04/17

01/04/17
Performance Oklahoma presents the first edition of a special encore series offering performances of music by Franz Schubert from the PO archive!

12/28/16

12/28/16
Performance Oklahoma presents an encore program featuring The Jupiter String Quartet, guests of Chamber Music in Oklahoma this past March.

12/21/16

12/21/16
Performance Oklahoma presents Oklahoma City University's annual Christmas Vespers service from First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City.

12/14/16

12/14/16
Performance Oklahoma presents Classics 3 with the OKC Philharmonic, guest conductor Alexander Mickelthwate and guest pianist Andrew von Oeyen.

12/07/16

12/07/16
Performance Oklahoma presents Concert 2 from Chamber Music in Oklahoma featuring the Hermitage Piano Trio in works by Glinka, Shostakovich and Dvořák.

11/30/16

11/30/16
Performance Oklahoma presents Concert 2 "Chamber Music Reconstructed" from the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble with special guest conductor Joel Levine.

11/23/16

11/23/16
Performance Oklahoma presents Concert 2 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Musical Arts Series featuring Ensemble Schumann and works by Bruch, Klughardt, Schumann and Mozart.

11/16/16

11/16/16
Performance Oklahoma presents The Ying Quartet, presented by Chamber Music in Oklahoma in the season opening Founders' Concert, the ensemble offering works by Borodin, Janáček and Beethoven.

11/09/16

11/09/16
Performance Oklahoma presents the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble in Concert 1 of the new season entitled "Russian Revelations" and featuring piano trios of Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

11/02/16

11/02/16
Performance Oklahoma presents Classics 2 with the OKC Philharmonic with guest conductor Andrés Franco and guest violinist Stefan Milenkovich.

10/26/16

10/26/16
Performance Oklahoma presents the debut broadcast from Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Musical Arts Series featuring tenor Jonathan Yarrington and pianist Kate Stubbs.

10/19/16

10/19/16
Performance Oklahoma offers an encore broadcast featuring The Thirteen Chamber Choir who were special guests of the University of Central Oklahoma this past season!

10/12/16

10/12/16
Performance Oklahoma presents "Opening Gala Night" with the OKC Philharmonic, music director Joel Levine and guest pianist Yefim Bronfman as the orchestra kicks off its 28th season.

10/05/16

10/05/16
Performance Oklahoma offers a special encore broadcast of a concert from Armstrong Auditorium featuring Avi Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra.

09/28/16

09/28/16
Performance Oklahoma concludes the four week radio series showcasing the Brightmusic 2016 Festival with the final concert celebrating the Viennese Harmoniemusik tradition.