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The Tulsa Symphony Offers "Inside Out!" and Living Arts of Tulsa Presents the eMerge Dance Festival

Aired on Friday, April 11th.

On this edition of ST, we're talking about two noteworthy cultural events happening in downtown Tulsa this weekend. First off, we discuss the final concert of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra's current season, "Inside Out!," which happens tomorrow night (Saturday the 12th) at 7:30pm at the Tulsa PAC. We speak with Kari Caldwell, the principal cellist and board president of the TSO, who'll be the featured soloist as the symphony performs "Don Quixote" by Strauss. This concert will also feature Jennifer Higdon's "Blue Cathedral" and Haydn's "Symphony No. 88" --- and Gerhardt Zimmermann will be the Guest Conductor. Moreover, as Caldwell tells us --- in an exciting "first" that ones hopes the TSO will continue from time to time --- this concert will also be offered in a free-to-the-public simulcast at the Guthrie Green (at 111 East Brady Street). Also on our program, we visit with dancer and choreographer Jennifer Alden, the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Tulsa-based Portico Dans Theatre. Alden is also one of the organizers and key participants in the upcoming eMerge Dance Festival, which will also happen tomorrow night, and which is entitled "Submerged: Moving in the Tulsa Tunnels." This event begins at 7pm, and it's being presented by Living Arts of Tulsa (where Alden chairs the New Dance Committee). Tunnels beneath downtown Tulsa, you ask? Really? Where? Alden brings us up to speed on this matter --- and talks about the various dancers and dance companies one can see performing in this lesser-known space tomorrow night.

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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