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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!

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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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1:13 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Encore! The Ying Quartet on Performance Oklahoma

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world. Now in its second decade as a quartet, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the United States and abroad.

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2:14 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

The Oklahoma City Symphonic Band and The Norman Singers on Performance Oklahoma

8:00 pm - Oklahoma City Symphonic Band

Enjoy a preview sample featuring the OKC Symphonic Band here.

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11:06 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Meet Virginia Campbell On This Week's Performance Oklahoma

Virginia Campbell

For over 30 years, Oklahoma City pianist, teacher, entertainer and entrepreneur Virginia Campbell has offered the Piano Artist Series.  Begun as a special concert and  festival to host Austrian pianist and teacher Jorg Demus in the mid-1980s, the series has evolved over the years to include a number of pianists from around the world, along with a sprinkling of chamber ensembles and vocalists.   The concerts, held on Sunday afternoons first took place at Bethany Nazarene College and after that, in Oklahoma City at First Presbyterian Church, Chr

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9:54 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Oklahoma Community Orchestra & Edmond Community Chorale on Performance Oklahoma

Performance Oklahoma launched the interview phase of the Community series on August 19th with a visit to Oklahoma Christian University to meet conductor John Fletcher and several members of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra who celebrate their 30th anniversary year this season. 

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2:15 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Bernard Crusell and Franz Schubert featured on Performance Oklahoma

Bernard Crusell
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Bernard Crusell,  a virtuoso clarinetist, a conductor, and the best known Finnish composer before Sibelius composed music rooted in the late classical era showing the influence,  in particular of Mozart. The clarinet writing as found in his Clarinet Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op 2 is not surprisingly, quite idiomatic as well as soloistic;  the Quartet emerging as a virtual concertante with strings.  Clarinetist Chad Burrow, violinist Katrin Stamatis, violist Mark Neumann and cellist Jonathan Ruck perform the work on the third evening of the Festival.

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10:49 am
Wed August 21, 2013

This Week on Performance Oklahoma: Schubert & Friends

Schubert's Geburtshaus

Mozart first heard the newly invented clarinet at the age of seven, while on a visit to Mannheim, and his fascination with the instrument’s mellow sonority and range remained with him throughout his life. The Clarinet Quintet, K.581, written during the summer of 1789 and reflecting the mastery  and emotional depth  of the composer’s final compositions, the score requires the full scope of artistry from all five players.

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3:01 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

The Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma Schubert and Friends on Performance Oklahoma

Featured in the second of four programs devoted to the Society's Festival are performances of the Piano Sonata No. 13 in A Major, D664, and the Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D929 by Franz Schubert and the Grand Duo Concertante in E-flat Major for Clarinet and Piano, Op 48 by Carl Maria von Weber.  Composed during his summer in the Austrian Alps, the Piano Sonata No.

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