Classical Music

StudioTulsa
12:48 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

On Saturday Night at the Tulsa PAC, the Rastrelli Cello Quartet Returns to Town

Aired on Friday, January 23rd.

On Saturday the 24th, in a performance beginning at 8pm, the highly acclaimed Rastrelli Cello Quartet will return to Tulsa. The concert happens at the Williams Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and is presented by Choregus Productions. Our guest is the founder and artistic director of this group, Kira Kraftzoff. As he explains, the Rastrelli has been deliberately focused on -- and enthusiastically passionate about -- what classical music buffs sometimes call "non-traditional programming" since its inception in 2002.

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StudioTulsa
12:57 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

James Bagwell Conducts the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's 8th Symphony and Mozart's Requiem

Aired on Friday, January 16th.

On this installment of ST, we speak with James Bagwell, a widely admired and diversely experienced classical music and choral conductor who's been on the faculty at Bard College since 2000, where he is currently the chair of the undergraduate music department and co-director of the graduate program in conducting. He's worked with organizations ranging from the American Symphony Orchestra and The Concert Chorale of New York to The Dessoff Symphonic Choir and the Jerusalem Symphony.

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StudioTulsa
1:41 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

This Weekend, Tulsa Opera and Tulsa Youth Opera Will Stage Susan Kander's "The Giver"

Aired on Thursday, January 8th.

This coming weekend, on both Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th, Tulsa Opera will present Tulsa Youth Opera’s production of composer Susan Kander's "The Giver." This piece, as noted at the Tulsa Opera website, is "an opera for young people based on the bestselling novel by Lois Lowry. 'The Giver' tells the story of a seemingly utopian society free from pain or strife, but also devoid of color and memory.

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StudioTulsa
4:23 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Getting to Know Tulsa's bART Center for Music (Formerly Known as the Barthelmes Conservatory)

Aired on Wednesday, December 10th.

On this edition of ST, we learn all about the bART Center for Music (formerly known as the Barthelmes Conservatory). This nonprofit organization, per its website, was "founded in 2001.... Its sole purpose is to provide music education for the larger Tulsa community... The Center offers superior private music lessons for piano, cello, violin, viola, bass, flute, African drums, voice, and guitar for all ages and abilities." Our guests are Bill Andoe, the newly named Executive Director of the bART Center, and John Rush, its Artistic Director.

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StudioTulsa
12:49 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

The Tulsa Symphony Offers a Winter- and Holiday-Themed Concert with Steven Smith as Guest Conductor

Aired on Friday, December 5th.

Tomorrow night, Saturday the 6th, at the Tulsa PAC, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will present a winter- and holiday-themed concert with Steven Smith as Guest Conductor. This is Smith's second appearance with the TSO, and he's our guest on ST today. On the program for tomorrow evening, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor (with violinist Rossitza Jekova-Goza as the soloist) as well as two selections from Tchaikovsky: the seldom-heard-but-excellent Symphony No. 1 in G minor (a/k/a "Winter Dreams") and, of course, Selections from The Nutcracker.

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StudioTulsa
4:59 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

This Weekend, Andrés Franco Leads the Signature Symphony at the TCC VanTrease PACE

Aired on Thursday, October 23rd.

The Signature Symphony at TCC has narrowed its search for a new artistic director and conductor to three finalists: Andrés Franco, Michael Rossi, and Timothy Verville.

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StudioTulsa
10:16 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Tulsa Opera Presents Rossini's "La Cenerentola" (or, "Cinderella")

Aired on Wednesday, October 22nd.

At the Tulsa PAC this coming weekend -- on the evening of Friday the 24the and the afternoon of Sunday the 26th -- Tulsa Opera will stage Rossini's delightful romantic comedy, "La Cenerentola" (or, if you prefer, "Cinderella"). This well-liked piece, which tells the familiar rags-to-riches story of a poor and mistreated yet nevertheless good-hearted young woman, will be sung in Italian with projected English translations. Tulsa's own Lauren McNeese stars in the title role. Our guest on ST today is Marc Astafan, who's the stage director for this production.

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StudioTulsa
2:54 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

The Miró Quartet, as Presented by Chamber Music Tulsa, Returns to Our Community

Aired on Wednesday, October 15th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone to Joshua Gindele, a founding member of -- and the cellist for -- the world-renowned Miró Quartet, which will soon perform here in Tulsa.

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StudioTulsa
5:56 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Grant Cooper Leads the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in "Simply Sibelius"

Aired on Friday, October 3rd.

On this edition of ST, we welcome Grant Cooper, who has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra since 2001. Years ago -- in the late 1970s and early 1980s -- Cooper was actually a trumpet player in the bygone Tulsa Philharmonic, and this weekend, he returns to our community to be the Guest Conductor for the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. The TSO will present an all-Sibelius concert on both Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th at the Tulsa PAC; the Saturday concert begins at 7:30pm, and the Sunday performance starts at 2:30pm.

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StudioTulsa
1:01 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Timothy Verville, Conductor of Arizona Pro Arte, Leads the Signature Symphony at TCC This Weekend

Aired on Friday, September 26th.

On this installment of ST, we welcome Timothy Verville, who will be the guest conductor with the Signature Symphony at the TCC Van Trease PACE (at 10300 E. 81st Street) tomorrow night (Saturday the 27th).

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