Kimberly Powell

Host, Performance Oklahoma

Kimberly Powell joined the staff at KUCO-FM in Edmond, Oklahoma as an announcer in September of 2007 and assumed the role of Director of Production and Syndication in March of 2008 and Assistant Director of Programming in July of 2011. She is the host and producer of Performance Oklahoma, the station's weekly showcase of local recitals and concerts. Offering new and creative production for event and underwriting promotion as well as for station fund raising, Kimberly has taken the opportunity to establish excellent working relationships with representatives of music and arts organizations throughout the state. Recognized as a savvy and thoughtful interviewer she has hosted many guests to the KUCO studios and off site she has met and interviewed a number of the world's leading musical artists.

Kimberly came to the job well prepared with 25 years of work as a professional collaborative pianist and coach appearing with artists and performers around the country in concerts and master classes and on the National Public Radio series Performance Today. Performances in the Puget Sound region included appearances on The Seattle Flute Society Distinguished Artists Concerts and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s Musically Speaking Series, work as an active Board member and performer with the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival and as a coach at the Seattle Conservatory and Pacific Lutheran University. She has also appeared as a guest artist at the International Double-Reed Convention, The Clarinet Symposium, the International Clarinet Association Convention, the National Flute Association Convention and the International Horn Society Conference. Here in Oklahoma she has appeared as a guest artist on the Sutton Faculty Artist and Master Performer Series at OU, the International Clarinet Symposium, the Faculty Concert Series at OSU and SNU, and Guest Artist Series at Quartz Mountain and UCO. Kimberly holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University and pursued post-graduate private study with the distinguished English pianist Benjamin Kaplan in London.

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Performance Oklahoma returns to the airwaves in this new Fall season with a brand new lineup of programs showcasing the high caliber, richness and variety of classical music performances taking place across our state. We've begun our journey together with the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble now marking their 14th season and offering their fifth chamber music festival this past June celebrating "The Music of Vienna.

Performance Oklahoma returns to the airwaves in this new Fall season with a brand new lineup of programs showcasing the high caliber, richness and variety of classical music performances taking place across our state. We'll begin our journey together with the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble now marking their 14th season and offering their fifth chamber music festival this past June celebrating "The Music of Vienna."

Performance Oklahoma returns to the airwaves in this new Fall season with a brand new lineup of programs showcasing the high caliber, richness and variety of classical music performances taking place across our state.

Performance Oklahoma returns to the airwaves in this new Fall season with a brand new lineup of programs showcasing the high caliber, richness and variety of classical music performances taking place across our state.

The OKC Philharmonic offered a gala concert marking the close of their 27th season on Saturday, May 14th at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City.  Led by music director Joel Levine, the Philharmonic presented a program showcasing the orchestra’s musicians and featuring España by Emmanuel Chabrier, William Walton’s CrownImperial March, the West Side Story Symphonic Dances of Leonard Bernstein and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition offered in the orchestral version made by Maurice Ravel in 1922.  

Marking its 20th anniversary in 2013, the Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios.

American soprano Sarah Coburn, known for her captivating performances in opera houses and concert stages around the world, joined music director Joel Levine and the OKC Philharmonic in Classics 7, offered onSaturday, April 2nd, at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma native and resident featured as the special guest artist in a program celebrating the music of opera.  Offering arias from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Johann Strauss Jr’s Die Fledermaus, Verdi’s La Traviata, Bellini’s I Puritani and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

Based in Gdansk, Poland, The Polish Baltic Philharmonic was founded in 1945 after the city obtained independence from German annexation in WW II. The Philharmonic grew and developed as a symbol of national pride and identity as Gdansk became the center of opposition to the Communist Party rule. The largest music institution in northern Poland, the orchestra pays homage to the heritage of its homeland through its performances and outreach.

"Every so often a performance leaves us in awe of its loving sophistication, its attention to the finest details of balance and expression" writes the Dallas Morning News about the Jupiter String Quartet. Now in their 13th year of making music as an ensemble, the Quartet appeared as the guest ensemble on Sunday, March 13th, presented by Chamber Music in Oklahoma on the series' fourth concert of the season, the program featuring the Quartet No. 11 in f minor, Op 95 "Serioso" of Ludwig van Beethoven, the Quartet No.

Founded in 2012 and specializing in the masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque, The Thirteen Chamber Choir has garnered a reputation for inspired and powerful live performances. On tour this past fall across the American Midwest and Great Plains, The Thirteen were guests in residence at UCO’s College of Fine Arts and Design, hosted by the Choral Department at the School of Music, in partnership with the Brisch Center for Historical Performance, the Edmond Community Chorale and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

American pianist Jon Nakamatsu, a native of California celebrated for playing that combines "elegance, clarity and electrifying power" first came to international attention in 1997 when he was named Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the only American to have achieved this distinction since 1981.  Joining music director Joel Levine and  the OKC Philharmonic to play the Piano Concerto in a minor, Op 16 by Edvard Grieg for the sixth concert of the Classics series this season, offered on Saturday, March 5th at the Civic Center Music hall in downtown OKC, th

Performance Oklahoma offers a retrospective edition this week showcasing the caliber, breadth and variety of classical music performances across our community with excerpts from a number of recent programs featuring musical artists in conversation and concert!

This week on Performance Oklahoma, it's the OKC Philharmonic with guest conductor Robert Moody and guest violinist Andrea Segar, Classics 5. This program airs Saturday, March 12th, 8pm on Classical 88.7 HD1.

One of the most celebrated violinists of our time, Joshua Bell is known for his restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests. His 2015 Fall season includes several concerto appearances with American orchestras, a series of concerts across Europe with The Academy of St.

Now marking its thirteenth year, the Brightmusic Society offers Oklahoma audiences a regular season of beloved and diverse chamber music performances presented by an ensemble of musicians largely based in the Oklahoma City metro area. Tanya Bannister, concert pianist, recording artist and director of Austria’s AlpenKammerMusik Festival joined the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble as a special guest artist for a program entitled “Piano and Friends,” the concert, the third presented this season offered on Tuesday, January 19th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City.

Grammy-Award winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio launched her career in 1986 with a win at the Tchaikovsky Violoncello Competition in Moscow and a nationally televised recital at Carnegie Hall.

Tracing its roots to the city’s first professional orchestra in 1924, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic formed in 1988 with the help of dedicated civic leaders and corporations and celebrates 27 years of performances in Oklahoma City. Under the musical direction of Joel Levine, the orchestra performs Classics, orchestral Pops, and Discovery Family concerts, as well as a variety of community engagements.

OK Mozart has just announced the musical artists and programs to be featured in its 2016 Festival.  To help celebrate the Festival's 32nd season we'll enjoy an encore of Edition Three of the 2015 OK Mozart radio broadcast series!   

Founded in 2012 and specializing in the masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque, The Thirteen Chamber Choir has garnered a reputation for inspired and powerful live performances.  On tour this past fall across the American Midwest and Great Plains, The Thirteen were guests in residence at UCO’s College of Fine Arts and Design, hosted by the Choral Department at the School of Music, in partnership with the Brisch Center for Historical Performance, the Edmond Community Chorale and St.

Continuing its mission to offer a high quality music and cultural Festival for Oklahoma audiences, OK Mozart marked its 31st season this past June, taking a musical trip to Italy, the place where 17 year old Wolfgang received the Papal Order of the Knight of the Golden Spur for his extraordinary musical gifts. Presented June 6th through the 13th, Festival 2015 offered a series of orchestral concerts, chamber music performances and a semi-staged production of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, as well as a full program of related cultural activities in its showcase events.

Acclaimed as an outstanding ensemble of distinguished musicians, the Mozart Orchestra of New York performs a diverse repertoire in creatively programmed concerts. Touring throughout the US this season, the 45-piece orchestra offers a program featuring Mozart’s final three symphonies; Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K543, Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K550 and Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K551 “Jupiter” and appeared at Armstrong Auditorium on Thursday, November 19th, presented by the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation’s Performing Arts Series.

Celebrating 56 years of bringing nationally and internationally recognized chamber music ensembles to Oklahoma City, Chamber Music in Oklahoma is a non-profit civic organization begun in 1960. Made up of volunteers and sustained by the support of its members, audiences and a number of community entities the series offers a five-concert season held on Sundays at 4:00pm from October through April at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City.

Celebrating its 37th season, a Christmas Vespers is presented each year at Oklahoma City University. 250 University singers and instrumentalists gather to offer the service designed to acknowledge the Advent season. A collage of music, much of it from the great choral composers of this century and centuries past also includes songs and carols from many traditions; each of these works prefaced by a reading of scripture or poetry.

Tracing its roots to the city’s first professional orchestra in 1924, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic formed in 1988 with the help of dedicated civic leaders and corporations and celebrates 27 years of performances in Oklahoma City. Under the musical direction of Joel Levine, the orchestra performs Classics, orchestral Pops, and Discovery Family concerts, as well as a variety of community engagements.

Since 2003, the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma has offered Oklahoma audiences a regular season of beloved and diverse chamber music performances presented by an ensemble of musicians largely based in the Oklahoma City metro area along with special guest artists. On Tuesday, November 10th , the Society presented the second concert of its 13th season with a program celebrating chamber works for piano and strings. The concert, offered at St.

Celebrating 56 years of bringing nationally and internationally recognized chamber music ensembles to Oklahoma City, Chamber Music in Oklahomais a non-profit civic organization begun in 1960.  Made up of volunteers and sustained by the support of its members, audiences and a number of community entities the series offers a five-concert season held on Sundays at 4:00pm from October through April at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. 

The mission of the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation’s Performing Arts Series is to champion Oklahoma as a world-class center for the arts by bringing monumental cultural experiences to the heartland of America.  The foundation began sponsoring a small performing arts series in 1998 on the campus of Armstrong College located in north Edmond.

Tracing its roots to the city’s first professional orchestra in 1924, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic formed in 1988 with the help of dedicated civic leaders and corporations and celebrates 27 years of performances in Oklahoma City.  Under the musical direction of Joel Levine, the orchestra performs Classics, orchestral Pops, and Discovery Family concerts, as well a variety of community engagements.  

Celebrating 56 years of bringing nationally and internationally recognized chamber music ensembles to Oklahoma City, Chamber Music in Oklahoma is a non-profit civic organization begun in 1960. Made up of volunteers and sustained by the support of its members, audiences and a number of community entities the series offers a five-concert season held on Sundays at 4:00pm from October through April at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. For more information about this series and concerts this season visit their website online at cmok.org.

Written in 1931, the year after Igor Stravinsky’s choral masterpieceSymphony of Psalms, William Walton’s oratorio Belshazzar’s Feastborrows from Stravinsky’s concept, a three part work drawing its words directly from the Bible and utilizing text from the Psalms, the first and last sections echoing the Russian master in musical terms but offering in its key center some of the most creative and distinctive music in the 20thcentury English choral canon.  Both works featured in the Canterbury Choral Society’s season opening concert presented on Friday October

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