Performance Oklahoma on 88.7-1

Saturdays at 8:00 pm

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 KUCO-FM in Edmond. The program features the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's Classics Series concerts and performances from Chamber Music in Oklahoma, the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma, the OK Mozart International Festival, Armstrong Auditorium, the Norman Philharmonic, the Canterbury Voices, Tulsa Opera, Chamber Music Tulsa, the Kemp Concert Series, Oklahoma Virtuosi and guest artist and special concerts from Oklahoma’s universities and other series across the State.  Performance Oklahoma has also offered documentary programs focused on Oklahoma youth in classical music and classical community ensembles, as well as profiles on Oklahoma musicians.   Kimberly has met and interviewed nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists for the program which is noted for its balance of music and insightful commentary as well as fine editing. 

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 an Oklahoma Travel Industry Red Bud Award.   Since 2011 Performance Oklahoma has secured grants from the Kirkpatrick Foundation and is sponsored locally by RK Black, Armstrong Auditorium and Hudiburg Subaru of Oklahoma.  In 2013 program began weekly broadcasts on Public Radio Tulsa’s KWTU and Kimberly was honored with a Governor’s Art Award (Media in the Arts,) receiving citations from the Oklahoma State Senate and House of Representatives.

Intimate Portraits in Chamber Music Part 2

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

Performance Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Mar 14, 2019

Classics 4 "Impressionist Variations"

Kemp Concert Series

The Westminster Choir

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.