Performance Oklahoma on 88.7-1

Saturdays at 8:00 pm

Performance Oklahoma is a weekly showcase of performances drawn from concert settings across Oklahoma and is produced and hosted by Kimberly Powell in the studios of KUCO-FM in Edmond. The program has featured the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's Classics Series concerts and performances from Chamber Music in Oklahoma, Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma, OK Mozart International Festival, Armstrong Auditorium, the Norman Philharmonic, the Canterbury Choral Society, the Tulsa Opera, Chamber Music Tulsa, guest artist and special concerts from Oklahoma’s universities and other series across the State.

Kimberly has met and interviewed a number of the world's leading musical artists and composers for the program including Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough, Marc-André Hamelin, André Watts, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Nathan and Julie Gunn, James Ehnes, Jon Kimura Parker, Jennifer Koh, The King's Singers, Barry Douglas, Midori, Garrick Ohlsson, the Canadian Brass, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Peter Wiley, Rachel Barton Pine, Libby Larsen, Phillip Ying, Vladimir Feltsman, Michael Daugherty, Colin Currie, David Kim, Carter Brey, Kazuhide Isomura, Eric Ruske, The Eroica Trio, Paul Neubauer and colleagues from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, members of Chanticleer and a number of exciting young international artists including Stefan Jackiw, Conrad Tao, Sarah Coburn, Shai Wosner, Julie Albers, Jennifer Frautschi, Orion Weiss, Ryu Goto, Alexander Schimpf, Susanna Phillips, Sasha Cooke, Kelly Markgraf, Andrew von Oeyen, Anna Polonsky, Alexander Sitkovetsky and the co-gold medalists of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Competition Haochen Zhang and Nobuyuki Tsujii.

In August of 2009, Kimberly and Performance Oklahoma were profiled in the Sunday edition of the Daily Oklahoman by Fine Arts Editor, Rick Rogers and in April of 2010 a feature article by Terry Clark appeared in Oklahoma's Journal Record. Her program showcasing the American Organ Institute's Gala Weekend Celebration in September 2009 was nominated for an Oklahoma Travel Industry Award. The 2010 and 2011 OK Mozart International Festival chamber music broadcast series were presented by KXMS Fine Arts Radio International in Joplin, Missouri and by KWTU Classical in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For the past four years Performance Oklahoma has secured a grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation and sponsorship from locally owned Homeland Grocery Stores, Hudiburg Subaru of Oklahoma and Armstrong Auditorium and in 2014, added the sponsorship of RK Black. In March of 2013, the program began weekly broadcast on Public Radio Tulsa’s KWTU and in November, Kimberly Powell was honored with a Governor’s Art Award (Media in the Arts) and received citations from the Oklahoma State Senate and House of Representatives. In January of 2014, KUCO/KBCW began featuring Performance Oklahoma in second encore broadcasts, on Saturday mornings at 8!

Johannes Brahms breathed new life into the symphony with his first work in the genre which made possible further developments in the form by later symphonists including Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen, both of whom spent their student years in Vienna. Orchestral master works by the three composers transcribed for chamber ensembles were featured in the second concert of the new season presented by the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble on Tuesday, October 18th at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City.

Joined in a lively and colorful trio, together since 2005, the members of Ensemble Schumann appeared as guests of Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Musical Arts Series, the concert presented on Thursday, October 27th at the University's Fine Arts Recital. Oboist Tom Gallant, violist Steve Larson and pianist Sally Pinkas have performed in notable concert halls across America and have appeared the Tanglewood, Ravinia, Lucerne, Spoleto and Mostly Mozart Festivals.

Now in its second decade, The Ying Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications, its performances regularly take place in many of the world's most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. At the same time, the Quartet's belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace, schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House.

Following the tradition of elegiac Russian piano trios, Shostakovich wrote his secondwork in the genre during the waning years of World War II in memory of his dear friend Ivan Sollertinsky, some fifty years after Tchaikovsky had completed his trio for piano and strings in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein. Both works are featured on the season opening concert presented by the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma on Tuesday, September13th at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City.

Conductor Andrés Franco and violinist Stefan Milenkovich joined the OKC Philharmonic for the second Classics concert of the orchestra’s 28th season, presented on Saturday, October 1st at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. The concert, the first of six projected programs presenting guest conductors auditioning for the position of music director, succeeding founder of the orchestra maestro Joel Levine. Mr.

This week Performance Oklahoma presents the debut broadcast from the Musical Arts Series presented by Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant! This wonderful series enjoys the support of the Clark and Wanda Bass Foundation, the Ruth Seeger Piano Institute, The Red River Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.

Yefim Bronfman, the internationally acclaimed and admired pianist joins the OKC Philharmonic to open the orchestra’s 28th season, offering the Oklahoma premier of Tchaikovsky’s second piano concerto on Saturday, September 10th at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. Joel Levine in his final season as the Philharmonic’s music director conducts the concert, which also features the Interlude and Dance from Act II of La Vida Breva by Manuel de Falla, the second set of English Dances by Malcolm Arnold and the tone poem Tod und Verklärung of Richard Strauss. Mr.

Antonio Vivaldi’s brilliant string writing lies at its heart of the concert program, offered on Tuesday, March 3rd of 2015 at Armstrong Auditorium by Mr. Avital and the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and features several of Vivaldi's sinfonias, concertos for lute, recorder and mandolin, "Summer" from The Four Seasons and also works by Benedetto Marcello and Giovanni Paisiello. And Mr.

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!

The St. Olaf Choir and conductor Anton Armstrong embarked on a national winter tour this past January, offering seventeen concerts in ten heartland states and appeared in Oklahoma City on the Kemp Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 3rd.  Founded 104 years ago at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, the St.

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.

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