Chamber Music http://publicradiotulsa.org en A Chat with Musician Janet Witman, a Longtime Expert of Both the Classical and Celtic Harp http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/chat-musician-janet-witman-longtime-expert-both-classical-and-celtic-harp <p>On this installment of ST, we speak with harpist Janet Witman, whose accomplished career in music has taken her from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to the Salzedo Harp Colony in Maine (where she worked with the legendary Alice Chalifoux). Witman, based in Pennsylvania, has performed as a soloist with the Allentown Symphony, the Hilton Head Orchestra, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Providence Chamber Orchestra, the Wheatland Chorale, and other ensembles. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:05:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 63774 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Chat with Musician Janet Witman, a Longtime Expert of Both the Classical and Celtic Harp 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 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 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 Lots of Excellent Live Music in Bartlesville: The 2013 OK Mozart Festival Runs June 9th - 15th http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/lots-excellent-live-music-bartlesville-2013-ok-mozart-festival-runs-june-9th-15th <p>On this installment of ST, we speak with veteran classical musician and conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos, who was named Artistic Director of the OK Mozart Festival last fall. Fri, 31 May 2013 19:50:30 +0000 Rich Fisher 40087 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Lots of Excellent Live Music in Bartlesville: The 2013 OK Mozart Festival Runs June 9th - 15th A Chat with Ron Wheeler, the Longtime Leader of the Tulsa Youth Symphony http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/chat-ron-wheeler-longtime-leader-tulsa-youth-symphony <p>The Tulsa Youth Symphony, now comprised of more than 150 middle-school and high-school musicians from throughout Northeastern Oklahoma, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. For more than 40 of those years, our guest on ST has been at the helm of this outstanding local arts organization; in fact, just last month, Ron Wheeler --- who's been the CEO and conductor of the Tulsa Youth Symphony since 1972, and who's also a violinist with the Tulsa Symphony --- was given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Music Educators Association. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:35:35 +0000 Rich Fisher 34344 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Chat with Ron Wheeler, the Longtime Leader of the Tulsa Youth Symphony Chamber Music Tulsa Offers "Love Letters from Tesla" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/chamber-music-tulsa-offers-love-letters-tesla <p>When Bruce Sorrell was starting his tenure, about a year ago, as Executive Director of Chamber Music Tulsa, someone told him that this outstanding organization --- which will turn 60 next year, and which has been bringing world-class music ensembles to our community for decades --- was "one of Tulsa's best-kept secrets." As he tells us on this edition of ST, Sorrell wants to change this. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:45:39 +0000 Rich Fisher 34186 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Chamber Music Tulsa Offers "Love Letters from Tesla" A Chat with the New Artistic Director of OK Mozart http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/chat-new-artistic-director-ok-mozart <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Constantine Kitsopoulos, who was recently named the new artistic director of the OK Mozart International Festival. Kitsopoulos, appointed to the post in late October, is also the music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra, in New York City, and serves as general director of the Chatham Opera, which he founded in 2005. He's previously been a guest conductor at OK Mozart on several occasions; he also serves as the music director of the Festival of the Arts BOCA, a multi-day cultural arts event in South Florida. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:46:07 +0000 Rich Fisher 31170 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Chat with the New Artistic Director of OK Mozart Choregus Productions Begins a New Season of Cutting-Edge Dance and Memorable Music Here in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/choregus-productions-begins-new-season-cutting-edge-dance-and-memorable-music-here-tulsa <p>On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak with Ken Tracy, the founder of (and programming director for) the Tulsa-based nonprofit arts organization known as Choregus Productions. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:36:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 26385 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Choregus Productions Begins a New Season of Cutting-Edge Dance and Memorable Music Here in Tulsa