The Upcoming 30th Annual OK Mozart International Music Festival: A Conversational Preview
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. The 30th Annual OK Mozart International Music Festival (please go here for a full schedule, etc.) will happen in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, from June 7th through the 14th --- and as our two guests explain today, they have both been deliberately and diligently working to "put the Oklahoma as well as the Mozart back into OK Mozart." They also tell us that there will be a special Preview Concert tonight --- as in, Wednesday the 14th --- at 7:30pm in the Kress Building (at 206 S.E. Frank Phillips Blvd.) in Bartlesville. At this performance, which you can learn more about at this link, the Amici New York String Quartet will take the stage alongside SHEL, a Colorado-based folk/alt-country/crossover band comprised of four sisters. Also on this installment of ST, our commentator Connie Cronley is thinking about George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, and what it means (or doesn't mean) to be pretty.