The preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 21st for the Oklahoma teenager that is charged with plotting a mass shooting at his Bartlesville high school.
Sammie Eaglebear Chavez is being held on a $1 million bond at the Washington County jail. Chavez, 18, is being accused of plotting a shooting towards students and detonating bombs to kill police. No one was harmed. Chavez was arrested the same day as the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
On this edition of ST, we speak with Constantine Kitsopoulos, who was recently named the new artistic director of the OK Mozart International Festival. Kitsopoulos, appointed to the post in late October, is also the music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra, in New York City, and serves as general director of the Chatham Opera, which he founded in 2005. He's previously been a guest conductor at OK Mozart on several occasions; he also serves as the music director of the Festival of the Arts BOCA, a multi-day cultural arts event in South Florida.
This year's OK Mozart Festival gets underway on Friday the 8th; it runs for more than a week, with an array of not-to-be-missed performances in both Bartlesville and OKC. We're joined on this installment of StudioTulsa by four members of the Amici New York Orchestra, the outstanding classical collective that's been at the heart of the OK Mozart Festival since its beginning in 1985.