Performance Oklahoma is now
airing encore broadcasts
Saturday mornings at 8 on KCSC!
Coinciding with the start of 2014, Performance Oklahoma is now heard both on Wednesday evenings and on Saturday mornings each week at 8 on KCSC/KBCW! The program will also continue to air Saturday evenings at on Public Radio Tulsa's KWTU. Saturday morning broadcasts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony the Deutsche Welle Festival series and a special run from the Salzburg Festival will be moved to Tuesday evenings, to replace Live from the Concertgebouw whose historic radio broadcasts will end this week.
Host/Producer Kimberly Powell
receives Governor's Arts Award!
Kimberly Powell, KCSC radio’s mid-day host, Director of Production and Syndication, and host and producer of KCSC’s” Performance Oklahoma,” was selected by the Oklahoma Arts Council as a recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards, Media in the Arts category, for her contributions to the Oklahoma arts community. Recognized largely for her development of “Performance Oklahoma,” KCSC’s weekly showcase showcasing performances drawn from concert settings across the state, KCSC's General Manager said: "In the more than five years Kimberly has been with KCSC,she has forged a new standard of quality for local programming and established strong ties between the radio station and performing arts organizations state-wide. We are proud of her work and excited that she is receiving this award from the State of Oklahoma, an award she truly deserves.” This is the third Governor’s Arts Award to be presented to KCSC 90.1 FM, the region’s premiere public radio station offering a classical music format.
Profiles: Edition One
Offering a recital with pianist Stephanie Shames in Pitman Recital Hall at the University of Oklahoma on Sunday, November 17th, on the University's Sutton Concert Series, Gregory also performed the program in Oklahoma City on Sunday, November 10th at the First Unitarian Church, donating all proceeds to the United Way Tornado Relief Fund for Oklahoma victims of last May’s storms. Currently an Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Oklahoma and Concertmaster of the OKC Philharmonic, Gregory also plays regularly with several Oklahoma based chamber ensembles.
In this week's program, we’ll meet Gregory, who was born in Sydney, Australia and learn about his path to the violin, into a life of music, to the United States and most recently, to Oklahoma! And we'll hear his November recital at OU as well as excerpts from recent OKC Philharmonic and Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble performances on this first edition of a new series profiling leading Oklahoma classical musicians. Tune in Wednesday evening and Saturday morning at 8 here on Classical KCSC/KBCW and Saturday evening at 8 on KWTU Classical 88.7 Tulsa!
on Performance Oklahoma!
Jenkins-Malone Piano Duo
Yolanda Kondonassis & Marina Piccinini
Canterbury Choral Society
A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms
Photo of Stephen Hough: Hiroyuki Ito
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 KCSC-FM in Edmond. The program features 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, 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 a Governor's Award. The 2010 and 2011OK 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 three 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, adds the sponsorship of RK Black. In March of 2013, the program began weekly broadcast on Public Radio Tulsa’s KWTU. And in November of 2013 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, KCSC/KBCW will feature Performance Oklahoma in a second encore broadcast, Saturday mornings at 8!
Photo of Sarah Coburn: Images by Ervin Photography, Dario Acosta and Stacy Boge
Delighted to present @DoverQuartet, the guest ensemble presented by @OKChamberMusic in February! @radiogirlok @KCSCfm http://t.co/rB7qAp7ShX
Tonight's program on Tulsa's KWTU features editions 9 and 10 from the 2012 OK Mozart broadcast series. Fun to hear it "in town!" @radiogirl
RT @radiogirlok: There are projects that are so rich and complex that you struggle to quite let go. @TulsaOpera @ToiMo @PerformanceOK http:…
RT @radiogirlok: Terrific chat today with Yolanda Kondonassis & @MarinaPiccinini Concert Saturday @OKC_PHIL @KCSCfm @SkirvinHiltonOK http:/…
.@OKC_PHIL tonight: Early 20th century Russian program. And, surprise! Lovely encores follow: @houghhough @conradtao @KCSCfm @radiogirlok
RT @radiogirlok: What a day! But delighted to recognize two new interns @KCSCfm @UCOBronchos @UCentralGregC and @AimeeReece doing a great…
Seriously the most beautiful quartet playing imaginable... @MeccorreQuartet @OKChamberMusic @KCSCfm @radiogirlok http://t.co/EJu71wWBmz
RT @KCSCfm: @brightmusicokc performs tonight at 8 on @KCSCfm @PerformanceOK "Shanties, Songs, and Serenades." Mozart, Arnold, Francaix and …
RT @radiogirlok: Under an hour away! #CHLive @BostonSymphony Bernard Haitink, Murray Perahia! @carnegiehall @WQXR @FredChildPT @KCSCfm #g…
RT @radiogirlok: Yowza! @conradtao @OKC_PHIL in Prokofiev's 3rd piano concerto @PerformanceOK @KCSCfm! Wait 'til you hear the encore! #gre…
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Pianist Conrad Tao answers questions
from young Oklahoma pianists!
Photo by Lauren Farmer
Pianist Conrad Tao appeared as the guest pianist on the first concert of 2014 offered by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic on Saturday, January 11th. In an interview recorded by Performance Oklahoma host and producer Kimberly Powell, Conrad answered questions from five young Oklahoma pianists, the segment to be featured in the broadcast of the concert on Wednesday, February 5th. The five young pianists were reached through the efforts of the Oklahoma Music Teacher's Association and the organization's president, Terri Hlubeck. Hear the interview segment here!