Performance Oklahoma on 88.7-1

Saturdays at 8:00 pm

Performance Oklahoma is a weekly showcase of concerts and recitals produced and hosted by Kimberly Powell in the studios of KCSC-FM in Edmond, Oklahoma. 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 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.



2:14 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

The Oklahoma City Symphonic Band and The Norman Singers on Performance Oklahoma

8:00 pm - Oklahoma City Symphonic Band

Enjoy a preview sample featuring the OKC Symphonic Band here.

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11:06 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Meet Virginia Campbell On This Week's Performance Oklahoma

Virginia Campbell

For over 30 years, Oklahoma City pianist, teacher, entertainer and entrepreneur Virginia Campbell has offered the Piano Artist Series.  Begun as a special concert and  festival to host Austrian pianist and teacher Jorg Demus in the mid-1980s, the series has evolved over the years to include a number of pianists from around the world, along with a sprinkling of chamber ensembles and vocalists.   The concerts, held on Sunday afternoons first took place at Bethany Nazarene College and after that, in Oklahoma City at First Presbyterian Church, Chr

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9:54 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Oklahoma Community Orchestra & Edmond Community Chorale on Performance Oklahoma

Performance Oklahoma launched the interview phase of the Community series on August 19th with a visit to Oklahoma Christian University to meet conductor John Fletcher and several members of the Oklahoma Community Orchestra who celebrate their 30th anniversary year this season. 

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2:15 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Bernard Crusell and Franz Schubert featured on Performance Oklahoma

Bernard Crusell
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Bernard Crusell,  a virtuoso clarinetist, a conductor, and the best known Finnish composer before Sibelius composed music rooted in the late classical era showing the influence,  in particular of Mozart. The clarinet writing as found in his Clarinet Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op 2 is not surprisingly, quite idiomatic as well as soloistic;  the Quartet emerging as a virtual concertante with strings.  Clarinetist Chad Burrow, violinist Katrin Stamatis, violist Mark Neumann and cellist Jonathan Ruck perform the work on the third evening of the Festival.

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10:49 am
Wed August 21, 2013

This Week on Performance Oklahoma: Schubert & Friends

Schubert's Geburtshaus

Mozart first heard the newly invented clarinet at the age of seven, while on a visit to Mannheim, and his fascination with the instrument’s mellow sonority and range remained with him throughout his life. The Clarinet Quintet, K.581, written during the summer of 1789 and reflecting the mastery  and emotional depth  of the composer’s final compositions, the score requires the full scope of artistry from all five players.

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3:01 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

The Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma Schubert and Friends on Performance Oklahoma

Featured in the second of four programs devoted to the Society's Festival are performances of the Piano Sonata No. 13 in A Major, D664, and the Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D929 by Franz Schubert and the Grand Duo Concertante in E-flat Major for Clarinet and Piano, Op 48 by Carl Maria von Weber.  Composed during his summer in the Austrian Alps, the Piano Sonata No.

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5:06 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Performance Oklahoma - The Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma, Part 1

Oklahoma City’s  Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble continued its Tenth Anniversary Season of chamber music concerts with a four-concert Spring Festival - "Schubert & Friends" presented on May 18th, 21st, 22nd and 23rdat St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral and All Souls Episcopal Church.  A variety of chamber works, a piano sonata  and a selection of lieder by Schubert were offered as well as the Mozart Clarinet Quintet, the Crusell Clarinet Quartet.

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4:02 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Performance Oklahoma - Nathan and Julie Gunn

Grammy-winning opera superstar Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of our day. He has appeared in internationally renowned opera houses, is a distinguished concert performer and frequent recitalist.

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10:48 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Rachel Barton Pine and Matthew Hagle This Week on Performance Oklahoma

On Sunday, February 17th, 2013, Chamber Music in Oklahoma presented the third of their concerts this season featuring guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine and guest pianist Matthew Hagle.  These two artists, who both live in Chicago and often play together, offered a recital of richly varied repertoire for violin and piano.  The program opens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata in E-flat Major, Op 12, No.

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8:26 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Performance Oklahoma This Week: Vladimir Feltsman & Tokyo String Quartet

Vladimir Feltsman

This week Performance Oklahoma presents two remarkable programs:  The first featuring pianist Vladimir Feltsman and the second showcasing the Tokyo String Quartet!

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