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Chamber Music in Oklahoma

String Theory Concert 3

WNYC

"The Secret Life of CEOs"
A Four Episode Series From 
Freakonomics Radio starting March 10, 2018

Host Stephen J. Dubner takes listeners behind the scenes of some of the most powerful companies in the world, interviewing these current and former CEOs (some of whom rarely give interviews this extensive):

The London premiere in April 1885 of Antonin Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony was one of the great triumphs of the composer’s career, and critics since have often regarded the Seventh as his finest work in the symphonic genre.

Kemp Concert Series

First Presbyterian Church

Concert 1 "Song and Dance"

Classics 4 - OKC Philharmonic

Oklahoma’s state prisons are overcrowded, dilapidated, and understaffed.  Women in Oklahoma are incarcerated at twice the national rate.  Two state questions aimed at sentencing reform passed in 2016, but they left major areas unaddressed. 

Ask Tulsa style and business icon Marilyn Ihloff what she thinks of Public Radio Tulsa, and she’ll tell you, “I love NPR and I feel KWGS is my own local public radio family.”  She’ll also tell you that being an underwriter is good business.  “Our salon and spa guests are KWGS listeners and always mention hearing our spots.

"Colors dance, moods swing, and Chen’s artistry blazes" writes the Times of London. With a media presence aiming to enhance and inspire the widely diverse classical audience, and reaching out to millions through his substantial online following, violinist Ray Chen is at the vanguard of what it means to be a 21st century musician. His celebrated musicianship transmits to a global audience that is reflected in his engagements with leading orchestras and concert halls around the world.

The newly formed Oklahoma Virtuosi, led by founder and cellist Tomasz Zieba opened its first full season of performances this past fall with a concert given on Sunday, September 17th offering works for strings by Antonio Vivaldi and Edvard Grieg and appearing in a new venue, a place the orchestra hopes to call its permanent performance home, the storied Magnolia Room, top floor of the historic Magnolia Building in the city’s Midtown district.

This program airs Saturday, January 27th, 2018, 8pm on Classical 88.7 KWTU.

Pandemic
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. | Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
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Concert 1 2017-2018 Vivaldi, Grieg and more!

The newly formed Oklahoma Virtuosi, led by founder and cellist Tomasz Zieba opened its first full season of performances this past fall with a concert given on Sunday, September 17th offering works for strings by Antonio Vivaldi and Edvard Grieg and appearing in a new venue, a place the orchestra hopes to call its permanent performance home, the storied Magnolia Room, top floor of the historic Magnolia Building in the city’s Midtown district.

Mozart & Mendelssohn Piano Trios Jeannette Sias Memorial Concert

My friends will tell you: I’m not a cockeyed optimist.  I’m the gal in the back of the room rolling her eyes and looking for the hors d’oeuvres table. 

But get me talking about Public Radio Tulsa, and I’m all unicorns and glitter.  And thanks to you, I believe 2018 will be our best year yet.

Just look at all LAST year brought us:

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

This past October, pianist Solungga Liu appeared as the guest artist for the third concert of the Musical Arts Series at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She brought with her a special program she would play in November at the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, the program’s music drawn almost entirely from the manuscript collections at the Library. At the heart of the recital were a series of works by Charles Tomlinson Griffes, an underappreciated American composer of vital music that bridged the worlds of Romanticism and Impressionism.

Public Radio Tulsa

Did you know that one of the most popular Christmas songs was co-written by a Tulsa Central graduate? Which holiday classic’s meaning is completely misinterpreted? And what yuletide standard’s lyrics were written twenty years before the melody?

These stories and more on this locally-produced special, hosted by Public Radio Tulsa’s Steve Clem.  This holiday special originally aired Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Celebrating its 39th season, a Christmas Vespers is presented each year at Oklahoma City University. Just under 300 University singers and instrumentalists gather to offer the service designed to acknowledge the Advent season.

The tradition continues with holiday specials on Public Radio Tulsa! Spend your holidays listening to breathtaking music! 
 

YOUR HOLIDAY GUIDES
2017 Specials on KWGS Public Radio 89.5
2017 Specials on KWTU Classical 88.7
2018 New Year Specials

The tradition continues with holiday specials on Public Radio Tulsa! Spend your holidays listening to some of your annual favorites and a few new ones! 

YOUR HOLIDAY GUIDES
2017 Specials on KWGS Public Radio 89.5
2017 Specials on KWTU Classical 88.7
2018 New Year Specials 

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 included several concerto appearances with American orchestras, a series of concerts across Europe with The Academy of St.

Called the Van Cliburn of today by the BBC, pianist Alexander Kobrin first met Mr. Cliburn in 2005 when he secured the gold medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. At the forefront of today’s performing musicians, and widely acclaimed for his brilliant technique, musicality and emotional engagement with audiences, Mr.

Hailed for their “ravishingly beautiful tone” as well as their “extraordinary technical skills and musicianship” the members of the New Orford String Quartet are all principal players in the Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras.  First appearing as guests of Chamber Music in Oklahoma in the final concert of the 2014-15 season the ensemble returned to offer the season opening Founder’s Concert for the Chamber Music Society now marking 58 years of performances.  Presented on Sunday, October 29th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City, the New Orford String Quartet opened the

Spend your Thanksgiving with Public Radio Tulsa! Tune in Thursday, November 23, 2017 to hear turkey tips, the science behind gratitude, a look at laugher, and beautiful music. 

The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | KWGS Public Radio 89.5
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The Brightmusic Society marks its 15th anniversary year of performances this season, its first concert, given on Tuesday, September 26th at St.

The annual tradition continues! The Splendid Table presents “Turkey Confidential,” a live Thanksgiving Day call-in show, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on KWGS Public Radio 89.5. This year’s guests include Lidia Bastianich, Marcus Samuelsson, and Amy Sedaris.

Here's The Thing

Nov 2, 2017

Here’s The Thing is a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin.  Alec talks with artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and how relationships affected them. 

Hear this hour-long, ten-week series Thursdays at noon and Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. beginning November 2, 2017 on KWGS Public Radio 89.5. You can also listen online HERE.

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