Performance Oklahoma

 

 

Producer/Host Kimberly Powell   

  

 

 

 

Johannes Brahms breathed new life into the symphony with his first work in the genre which made possible further developments in the form by later symphonists including Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen, both of whom spent their student years in Vienna.  Orchestral master works by the three composers transcribed for chamber ensembles  were featured in the second concert of the new season presented by the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble on Tuesday, October 18th at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City.  An ensemble of seven opened the concert with the tone poem En Saga by Jean Sibelius and special guest conductor Joel Levine led ensembles of nine musicians in the Clarinet concerto by Carl Nielsen and the first Serenade of Johannes Brahms.  Featured ensemble musicians are violinists Gregory Lee and Katrin Stamatis, violist Mark Neumann, cellist Meredith Blecha-Wells, double bassist George Speed, flutist Parthena Owens, clarinetists Chad Burrow and Joshua Anderson, bassoonist Rodney Ackmann, hornist Kate Pritchett and percussionist David Steffens.  

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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!   

  

Cellist Francesco Mastromatteo

 

 

in concert and conversation

 from Oklahoma City University 

 

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Chamber Music in Oklahoma

 

  

The Hermitage Trio

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The OKC Philharmonic

with Alexander Mickelthwate

 

 

and Andrew von Oeyen

 

 

Classics 3  

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Canterbury Voices

 

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Cello meets Voice

Tess Remy-Schumacher and Paula Malone

With Ryan Malone

Armstrong Auditorium

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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,  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)

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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 

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.

09/29/16

09/29/16
Performance Oklahoma presents Concert 3 from the 2016 Brightmusic Festival featuring quartets for piano and strings by Mozart, Mahler and Brahms.

09/14/16

09/14/16
Performance Oklahoma continues its season opening series celebrating The Music of Vienna with concert 2 from the 2016 Brightmusic Festival.

09/07/16

09/07/16
Performance Oklahoma returns to the airwaves with a four week series showcasing concerts from the 2016 Brightmusic Festival!

06/15/16

06/15/16
Performance Oklahoma returns to the airwaves during the summer break for a special broadcast featuring the OKC Philharmonic in the final gala concert of the ensemble's 27th season.

05/25/16

05/25/16
Performance Oklahoma rounds out its season of programs with an encore featuring the St. Olaf Choir from the Kemp Concert Series.

05/18/16

05/18/16
Performance Oklahoma offers an encore broadcast featuring the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble in "Piano and Friends."

05/11/16

05/11/16
Performance Oklahoma presents the Gryphon Trio in an all French program of piano trios, the ensemble guests of Chamber Music in Oklahoma.

05/04/16

05/04/16
Performance Oklahoma presents Classics 7 with the OKC Philharmonic and guest soprano Sarah Coburn, the program entitled "A Night at the Opera."

04/27/16

04/27/16
Performance Oklahoma presents the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in an all Beethoven program from Armstrong Auditorium.

04/20/16

04/20/16
Performance Oklahoma presents the Jupiter String Quartet, guests of Chamber Music in Oklahoma in their fourth concert of the season offering works by Beethoven, Ligeti and Smetana.

04/13/16

04/13/16
Performance Oklahoma offered an encore of a program featuring The Thirteen, the ensemble in residence at the University of Central Oklahoma this past November.

04/06/16

04/06/16
Performance Oklahoma presents the OKC Philharmonic and guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu in Classics 6 and works by Prokofiev and Grieg.

03/30/16

03/30/16
Performance Oklahoma offers a retrospective edition of excerpts from recent programs.

03/23/16

03/23/16
Performance Oklahoma presents The St. Olaf Choir with Anton Armstrong from First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City, the concert presented by the Kemp Concert Series.

03/16/16

03/16/16
Performance Oklahoma presents Quatuor Danel, the guest ensemble on Chamber Music in Oklahoma's third concert this season and offering an all Russian program.

03/09/16

03/09/16
Performance Oklahoma presents the OKC Philharmonic with guest conductor Robert Moody and guest violinist Andrea Segar, the concert the fifth of the Classics series this season.