Kimberly Powell

Host, Performance Oklahoma

Kimberly Powell joined the staff at KUCO-FM in Edmond, Oklahoma as an announcer in September of 2007 and assumed the role of Director of Production and Syndication in March of 2008 and Assistant Director of Programming in July of 2011. She is the host and producer of Performance Oklahoma, the station's weekly showcase of local recitals and concerts. Offering new and creative production for event and underwriting promotion as well as for station fund raising, Kimberly has taken the opportunity to establish excellent working relationships with representatives of music and arts organizations throughout the state. Recognized as a savvy and thoughtful interviewer she has hosted many guests to the KUCO studios and off site she has met and interviewed a number of the world's leading musical artists.

Kimberly came to the job well prepared with 25 years of work as a professional collaborative pianist and coach appearing with artists and performers around the country in concerts and master classes and on the National Public Radio series Performance Today. Performances in the Puget Sound region included appearances on The Seattle Flute Society Distinguished Artists Concerts and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s Musically Speaking Series, work as an active Board member and performer with the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival and as a coach at the Seattle Conservatory and Pacific Lutheran University. She has also appeared as a guest artist at the International Double-Reed Convention, The Clarinet Symposium, the International Clarinet Association Convention, the National Flute Association Convention and the International Horn Society Conference. Here in Oklahoma she has appeared as a guest artist on the Sutton Faculty Artist and Master Performer Series at OU, the International Clarinet Symposium, the Faculty Concert Series at OSU and SNU, and Guest Artist Series at Quartz Mountain and UCO. Kimberly holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University and pursued post-graduate private study with the distinguished English pianist Benjamin Kaplan in London.

Ways to Connect

Classics 1 Oklahoma Stories

Intimate Portraits in Chamber Music Part I

OKC Philharmonic

Classics 8

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble

Concert 5

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Armstrong Auditorium

The Canadian Brass

50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Carmina Burana

Classics 6

Alexander Mickelthwate Natasha Paremski

Skride Piano Quartet

The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

American String Quartet

Mozart Orchestra of New York

Gerard Schwarz Anne Akiko Meyers

Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Alexander Mickelthwate

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

Founder's Concert

The Jeannette Sias Memorial Concert

The varied landscape of Baroque music embraces a multitude of styles, genres, and cultures. The musical forms of dance are some of the most essential and prevalent components of music from this time and the orchestral suites of Johann Sebastian Bach are suffused with the spirit of dance and reflect Bach’s contrapuntal mastery as well as his exploration of new sonorous possibilities and instrumental combinations.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Musical Arts Series

Vienna Boys Choir

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Musical Arts Series

The Ying Quartet with Jon Manasse

Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

Joel Levine, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s founding music director and conductor returned to the podium to conduct his farewell concert with the orchestra on Saturday, November 3rd at the Civic Center Music Hall, the program featuring two works performed by the Philharmonic in the orchestra’s very first concert given in October of 1989, Maurice Ravel’s Bolero and the Symphony No. 4 in f minor, Op 36 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

A new, professional vocal ensemble and chamber orchestra founded and directed by Warren Puffer Jones and based in Oklahoma City, Tactus offered a concert on Sunday, October 21st commemorating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, the performance presented on the Kemp Concert Series at Oklahoma City's First Presbyterian Church.

On Saturday, October 6th the Oklahoma City Philharmonic offered its second concert of the Classics series this season under the baton of new music director Alexander Mickelthwate. The program titled "Wild Individualism" featured two works representing two differing musical points of view and written in the same moment, in the final years of World War I; the Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op 19 of Sergei Prokofiev,and the iconic suite The Planets, Op 32 by Gustav Holst.

Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover Quartet has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world.  With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” ( writes the New Yorker).

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