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The Tulsa Symphony Plays Mozart and Prokofiev with Guest Conductor James Judd at the Helm

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Aired on Friday, January 10th.

Tomorrow night, Saturday the 11th, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra continues its current season with a pair of beloved yet quite different masterpieces: Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5. The concert begins at 7:30pm in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa PAC. (You'll find more about this upcoming concert at this page from the TSO website.) We are joined today on ST by James Judd, who will be the Guest Conductor tomorrow evening. He's has a long and distinguished career in classical music, including a tenure as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestre National de Lille in France and a 14-year run as the Music Director of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. He also served for eight years as the Music Director of the New Zealand Symphony, participating in that orchestra's well-regarded recordings of Copland, Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, and others. As we learn today, Judd is equally passionate about working with established orchestras and musical organizations as well as younger players and student musicians. In this regard, he recently became the Music Director of New York's Little Orchestra Society, a long-running organization known for its unconventional and innovative programming.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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