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OFF AIR ANNOUNCEMENT

Nov 22, 2016
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Due to essential transmission tower work, Public Radio Tulsa, KWGS and KWTU, are off the air on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The workmen will be working at our antenna location, forcing the stations to be off the air while the workmen are nearby.  

You can still listen HERE on publicradiotulsa.org on your streaming service or mobile device. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to be back to full power on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving! 

Turkey Confidential is a live, two-hour, call-in program on Thanksgiving Day, November 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Public Radio Tulsa 89.5.

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.

More Hot Air, Please

Nov 18, 2016

What were YOU were doing Saturday, November 12th?  You might have been staring at your radio, trying to figure out why you were hearing dead air instead of "Car Talk."  If you were Public Radio Tulsa Chief Engineer Brad Newman, you were watching your nephew play football, until your phone rang:  Public Radio Tulsa was off the air!  Brad high-tailed it to our transmitter site, discovered equipment failure, and several exhausting hours later, had us back on the air.  So, what broke and kept you from hearing "Wait...Wait...Don't Tell Me?"

 

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.

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Last Thursday, October 20th, we had the pleasure of hosting Jarl Mohn, President and CEO of NPR for a coffee and dessert reception in the Faculty Study of TU's McFarlin Library. Mr. Mohn is on a cross-country journey to visit 30-plus NPR member stations. Thank you, Mr. Mohn, for sharing the vision of NPR, the importance of member station partnerships, and stories from the road!

 

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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.

Third Presidential Debate Live Fact Checking

Oct 19, 2016
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The third and final Presidential debate of the 2016 election season begins tonight. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are sparring at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Skip cable tonight - listen to the Presidential debate on Public Radio 89.5 beginning at 8:00 pm and follow the transcript together with live fact checking by NPR right here, below.

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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.

THANK YOU!

Oct 11, 2016
Public Radio Tulsa Staff

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for calling in, mailing in your donation or donating online; thank you for volunteering; thank you for supporting Public Radio Tulsa and thank you for listening!

We are at 99% and counting towards our fall fund drive goal. You can still make a donation and help put us over the top! You can donate online or call us at (918) 631-3118. 

THANK YOU!

Oct 11, 2016
Public Radio Tulsa Staff

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for calling in, mailing in your donation or donating online. Thank you for volunteering, thank you for supporting Public Radio Tulsa and thank you for listening!

Thank you for putting us over the top! We've reached our fall fund drive of $200,000! Thank you! If you would still like to contribute, you can make a donation online or call us at (918) 631-3118.

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.

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The phone has been ringing off the hook and the volunteers have been busy!

This year’s fall fund drive goal is $200,000. We are at 98% of our goal! Many thanks to our early-birds, loyal supporters and 88.7 Classical KWTU and 89.5 KWGS listeners!

You can make your pledge online, by phone at (918) 631-3689 or mail a check to Public Radio Tulsa at 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104. 

And one of these thank you gifts can be YOURS!

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."

After an abrupt reversal 20 years ago, some prisons and colleges try to maintain college education for prisoners. To get to the 99A college prep English class at California's San Quentin State Prison, you pass through two security checks, two gates and a very thick, very old metal door that looks medieval. You walk into a courtyard surrounded by guard towers. Inmates in pale blue scrubs with the word "PRISONER" printed on the back in bright yellow are hanging around, playing baseball and chatting.

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.

Spare The Rod: Amid evidence zero tolerance doesn't work, schools reverse themselves.

A get-tough attitude prevailed among educators in the 1980s and 1990s, but research shows that zero-tolerance policies don't make schools safer and lead to disproportionate discipline for students of color.

The president of the American Federation of Teachers recently issued a remarkable mea culpa.

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The beloved historian of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota says farewell this weekend after 42 years on public radio. Garrison Keillor, host of a Prairie Home Companion, shares the final news from his imaginary home town this Saturday, July 2 at 7:00 pm, with an encore at 1:00 pm on Sunday the 3rd.

CBS Sunday Morning recently broadcast an excellent Jane Pauley interview with Garrison about his career.

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.  

This Week On Performance Oklahoma: Encore

May 16, 2016

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.

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.

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