Classical Music http://publicradiotulsa.org en Defending the Band (and the Orchestra): Meet Ray Hair, Pres. of the American Federation of Musicians http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/defending-band-and-orchestra-meet-ray-hair-pres-american-federation-musicians <p>Organized labor, generally speaking, has had a tough time of it in our country over the last several decades; from coast to coast, for many reasons, professional unions have been minimized, marginalized, disrespected, demonized, etc. But has this also been the case for today's professional musicians? Our guest is Raymond Hair, Jr., the President of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (or AFM). This labor union, founded in 1896, is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:34:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 61922 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Defending the Band (and the Orchestra): Meet Ray Hair, Pres. of the American Federation of Musicians The Harmony Project: It's Thriving in Los Angeles, and It'll Soon Begin a Satellite Effort in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/harmony-project-its-thriving-los-angeles-and-itll-soon-begin-satellite-effort-tulsa <p>On this edition of our show, we speak with Myka Miller, who is a musician, teacher, and self-described (per one <a href="http://www.harmony-project.org/about-us/meet-our-staff/">online bio</a>) "agent for social change through music." Miller is also the executive director of the Los Angeles-based Harmony Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to music education for young people in low-income communities. Since taking the helm of this nonprofit in 2007, Miller has seen its number of enrolled students expand from 250 to 2,000 in and around Greater Los Angeles. Wed, 28 May 2014 18:49:19 +0000 Rich Fisher 60415 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Harmony Project: It's Thriving in Los Angeles, and It'll Soon Begin a Satellite Effort in Tulsa The Upcoming 30th Annual OK Mozart International Music Festival: A Conversational Preview http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/upcoming-30th-annual-ok-mozart-international-music-festival-conversational-preview <p>On this edition of ST, we're talking about next month's OK Mozart Festival as we welcome Constantine Kitsopoulos and Randy Thompson; Kitsopoulos is OKM's Artistic Director, while Thompson is its newly named Executive Director. Wed, 14 May 2014 20:45:43 +0000 Rich Fisher 59584 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Upcoming 30th Annual OK Mozart International Music Festival: A Conversational Preview The Tulsa Symphony Offers "Inside Out!" and Living Arts of Tulsa Presents the eMerge Dance Festival http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-symphony-offers-inside-out-and-living-arts-tulsa-presents-emerge-dance-festival <p>On this edition of ST, we're talking about two noteworthy cultural events happening in downtown Tulsa this weekend. First off, we discuss the final concert of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra's current season, "Inside Out!," which happens tomorrow night (Saturday the 12th) at 7:30pm at the Tulsa PAC. We speak with Kari Caldwell, the principal cellist and board president of the TSO, who'll be the featured soloist as the symphony performs "Don Quixote" by Strauss. This concert will also feature Jennifer Higdon's "Blue Cathedral" and Haydn's "Symphony No. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:01:37 +0000 Rich Fisher 57676 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Tulsa Symphony Offers "Inside Out!" and Living Arts of Tulsa Presents the eMerge Dance Festival Getting to Know the Elias String Quartet, Which Will Soon Appear in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/getting-know-elias-string-quartet-which-will-soon-appear-tulsa <p>The Elias String Quartet --- currently comprised of Sara Bitlloch, Donald Grant, Martin Saving, and Marie Bitlloch --- is one of the <a href="http://eliasstringquartet.com/reviews/">more widely acclaimed "younger" quartets on today's classical scene</a>. They perform around the world, collaborating with many different artists across a range of styles and backgrounds; they formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:52:07 +0000 Rich Fisher 56603 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Getting to Know the Elias String Quartet, Which Will Soon Appear in Tulsa A Chat with Composer Jeffrey Nytch, Whose First Symphony Was Inspired by the Geology of the Rockies http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/chat-composer-jeffrey-nytch-whose-first-symphony-was-inspired-geology-rockies <p>On this installment of our show, an interesting discussion with someone who's made a successful career of combining --- of all things --- music and geology. TU's Department of Geosciences has invited Dr. Jeffrey Nytch to appear at a few different on-campus events this week; Dr. Nytch, who will speak to music as well as geology students, is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado of Boulder, where he's also the director of that university's Entrepreneurship Center for Music. Thus he'll be speaking today (Wednesday the 5th) at noon at the University of Tulsa's Keplinger Hall. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:20:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 55505 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Chat with Composer Jeffrey Nytch, Whose First Symphony Was Inspired by the Geology of the Rockies Tulsa Opera Presents "Elmer Gantry" This Weekend http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-opera-presents-elmer-gantry-weekend <p>This weekend, Tulsa Opera will continue its current season with the Oklahoma premiere of "Elmer Gantry," a Grammy Award-winning opera by Robert Aldridge. Based on the eponymous novel by Sinclair Lewis and the 1960 motion picture with Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons, this classic piece recounts the rise and fall of a charismatic but unscrupulous thrill-seeker who joins the 1920s Evangelical movement of the American Midwest. "Elmer Gantry" will be staged at Chapman Hall in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Friday the 28th (at 7:30pm) and Sunday the 2nd (at 2:30pm). Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:30:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 55217 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Opera Presents "Elmer Gantry" This Weekend The Tulsa Symphony Offers an "Audience Choice Concert," with Saint-Saens and Mozart on the Program http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-symphony-offers-audience-choice-concert-saint-saens-and-mozart-program <p>Tomorrow night, Saturday the 8th, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra continues its current season with an "Audience Choice Concert," which begins at 7:30pm in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. On the program, two works by Saint-Saens ("Carnival of the Animals" and "Symphony No. 3") as well as the "Concerto for Two Pianos" by Mozart. It's sure to be a special evening of music, with the twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton both appearing as Guest Artists at the piano. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:00:17 +0000 Rich Fisher 54107 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Tulsa Symphony Offers an "Audience Choice Concert," with Saint-Saens and Mozart on the Program The Tulsa Symphony Plays Mozart and Prokofiev with Guest Conductor James Judd at the Helm http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-symphony-plays-mozart-and-prokofiev-guest-conductor-james-judd-helm <p>Tomorrow night, Saturday the 11th, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra continues its current season with a pair of beloved yet quite&nbsp;different masterpieces: Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5. The concert begins at 7:30pm in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa PAC. (You'll find more about this upcoming concert at <a href="http://tulsasymphony.org/coming-up-next.html">this page from the TSO website</a>.) We are joined today on ST by James Judd, who will be the Guest Conductor tomorrow evening. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:42:26 +0000 Rich Fisher 52578 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Tulsa Symphony Plays Mozart and Prokofiev with Guest Conductor James Judd at the Helm Menahem Pressler, the Legendary Chamber Musician, to Appear in Tulsa with the Ariel Quartet http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/menahem-pressler-legendary-chamber-musician-appear-tulsa-ariel-quartet <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are pleased to welcome Menahem Pressler, the internationally renowned classical pianist, who is best known as a founding member of the long-running Beaux Arts Trio --- and who has been described as "a national treasure" by The Los Angeles Times. A truly distinguished and esteemed German-American musician who will turn 90 later this year, Pressler has been, since the mid-1950s, a member of the piano faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he is now the Distinguished Professor of Music in the Charles Webb Chair. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:03:03 +0000 Rich Fisher 48370 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Menahem Pressler, the Legendary Chamber Musician, to Appear in Tulsa with the Ariel Quartet