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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3:44 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble Sonata Evening on Performance Oklahoma

The Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma presented their second series of concerts on Monday, November 4th at All Soul's Episcopal Church and on Tuesday, November 5th at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral. The programs, elegantly titled "Sonata Evening" offered five contrasting duo sonatas featuring flute, oboe, and violin with piano by Camille Saint-Saëns, Robert Schumann, Francis Poulenc, Ludwig van Beethoven and Sergei Prokofiev.

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9:16 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Chamber Music in Oklahoma - The Meccorre Quartet on Performance Oklahoma

Praised for its breathtaking performances, flawless technique, and visionary interpretations, the Meccorre Quartet won second prize – and three additional special prizes – at the London International String Quartet Competition at Wigmore Hall in April 2012. Formed by four of Europe’s most celebrated young string players in 2007 the Quartet now performs extensively throughout the continent. The Quartet’s debut tour in North America is taking place in November 2013 and their first stop was in Oklahoma City as guests of Chamber Music in Oklahoma.

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3:52 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Tulsa Opera's Marriage of Figaro on Performance Oklahoma

Shane Bevel Tulsa Opera

Listen to the program promo here!  

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7:47 am
Tue November 12, 2013

OK Mozart Chamber Music on Performance Oklahoma

From the 2012 OK Mozart broadcast series celebrating chamber music performances from the Festival, Editions 3 and 4 featuring mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke, baritone Kelly Markgraf, violinist Ani Kavafian, violist Paul Neubauer, cellist Peter Wiley, pianists Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky and the Amphion Quartet.  These musicians join collaborative forces to present the Chanson Perpettuelle by Ernest Chausson, Bilder aus Osten by Robert Schumann, the Serenade for Two Violins and Viola by Zoltan Kodaly, the 2nd Piano Quartet of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert’s Quartettsatz and

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3:16 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Brad Bennight with a Brand New Harpsicord on Performance Oklahoma

Commissioned to build a harpsichord for the University of Central Oklahoma's new Center for Historical Performance, Brad Bennight delivered the dazzling new instrument to the College of Fine Arts and Design and offered a dedication concert on Saturday, October 5th in the Radke Fine Arts Theatre in the University’s Center for Transformative Learning.

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8:34 am
Tue October 29, 2013

The Hermitage Trio on Performance Oklahoma

Chamber Music in Oklahoma presented the first concert of the new season on Sunday, October 6th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City.  Descending from the great Russian musical tradition, the Trio is distinguished by its exuberant musicality, interpretative range, and sumptuous sound and is made up of three musicians with noted solo careers; violinist Misha Keylin, cellist Sergey Antonov and pianist Maxim Mogilevsky.

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8:49 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Performance Oklahoma: OK Mozart International Festival Chamber Music broadcasts

Paul Neubauer at the OK Mozart International Festival

This week Performance Oklahoma presents Editions One and Two from the 2012 OK Mozart International Festival Chamber Music Series featuring Paul Neubauer and friends in their final season of performances.

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9:13 am
Tue October 15, 2013

"Souvenirs for an Archduke" with Gloria Chien on Performance Oklahoma

The Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma opened their eleventh season of concerts with a program entitled “Souvenirs for an Archduke.”  Offered in duo venues:  Monday, September 16th at All Soul’s Episcopal Church, Oklahoma City, and Tuesday, September 17th the program featured returning guest pianist Gloria Chien and excerpts from the charming and elegant Souvenirs: Suite for Piano Four Hands Op 28 by Samuel Barber, Ludwig van Beethoven's noble and heroic Piano Trio No.

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3:11 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

John Mackey and the Norman Philharmonic on Performance Oklahoma

Norman Philharmonic

Composer John Mackey, joined the Norman Philharmonic  for several days of rehearsals and educational programs involving the Norman Public Schools.  His residency culminated in a full length concert marking the start of the orchestra's third season and was presented on Sunday, September 15th at the Nancy O'Brian Center for the Performing Arts in Norman.  The program, the third in the ensemble's "Meet the Composer" series offered three works by Mackey:  Harvest: Concerto for Trombone featuri

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2:05 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Alexander Schimpf On This Week's Performance Oklahoma

Encore!  First winning the 2008 German Music Competition a distinction no pianist had earned for 14 years, Alexander Schimpf traveled the following year to Vienna where he won the International Beethoven Competition, and in 2011 to New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Cleveland where he picked up the Mixon First Prize and the Audience Favorite Award at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. 

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