Classical Music

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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StudioTulsa
2:39 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

The Tulsa Symphony Presents Rachmaninoff and Schubert with Daniel Hege as Its Guest Conductor

Aired on Friday, September 12th.

Our guest on this installment of ST is Daniel Hege, the well-regarded young classical music conductor who was the music director of the Syracuse Symphony for several years before becoming, in 2010, the music director of the Wichita Symphony. Hege will also be the guest conductor for the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra tomorrow night, Saturday the 13th, as that orchestra begins its new season of concerts in the Tulsa PAC's Chapman Music Hall. The program begins at 7:30pm; it will feature not one but two show-stopping mega-works: Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op.

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StudioTulsa
4:05 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

This Weekend, Michael Rossi Conducts an All-Gershwin Evening with the Signature Symphony

Aired on Thursday, September 11th.

The Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College continues its search for a new artistic director and conductor, and the field has narrowed to three young finalists, each of whom is a promising talent amid the next generation of American conductors. As the Symphony begins its new season of concerts, each of these finalists will be given the chance to wave the baton, as it were, during an actual concert.

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StudioTulsa
5:04 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

This Weekend, Tulsa Ballet Kicks Off Its New Season with Tulsa Ballet II's "On Your Radar"

Aired on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Our guest on this edition of ST is Marcello Angelini, the Artistic Director of Tulsa Ballet, who's now celebrating his twentieth season at the helm of the company. That Tulsa Ballet has both grown and thrived under Angelini's impressive leadership is a given in this community, and on today's show we are focusing on one flourishing aspect of the company that was created during Angelini's tenure: Tulsa Ballet II, which is the second or "pre-professional" company of Tulsa Ballet.

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StudioTulsa
5:05 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

A Chat with Musician Janet Witman, a Longtime Expert of Both the Classical and Celtic Harp

Aired on Thursday, July 24th.

On this installment of ST, we speak with harpist Janet Witman, whose accomplished career in music has taken her from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to the Salzedo Harp Colony in Maine (where she worked with the legendary Alice Chalifoux). Witman, based in Pennsylvania, has performed as a soloist with the Allentown Symphony, the Hilton Head Orchestra, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Providence Chamber Orchestra, the Wheatland Chorale, and other ensembles.

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StudioTulsa
1:34 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Defending the Band (and the Orchestra): Meet Ray Hair, Pres. of the American Federation of Musicians

Aired on Monday, June 23rd.

Organized labor, generally speaking, has had a tough time of it in our country over the last several decades; from coast to coast, for many reasons, professional unions have been minimized, marginalized, disrespected, demonized, etc. But has this also been the case for today's professional musicians? Our guest is Raymond Hair, Jr., the President of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (or AFM). This labor union, founded in 1896, is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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StudioTulsa
1:49 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

The Harmony Project: It's Thriving in Los Angeles, and It'll Soon Begin a Satellite Effort in Tulsa

Aired on Wednesday, May 28th.

On this edition of our show, we speak with Myka Miller, who is a musician, teacher, and self-described (per one online bio) "agent for social change through music." Miller is also the executive director of the Los Angeles-based Harmony Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to music education for young people in low-income communities. Since taking the helm of this nonprofit in 2007, Miller has seen its number of enrolled students expand from 250 to 2,000 in and around Greater Los Angeles.

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