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The Upcoming 30th Annual OK Mozart International Music Festival: A Conversational Preview

Aired on Wednesday, May 14th.

On this edition of ST, we're talking about next month's OK Mozart Festival as we welcome Constantine Kitsopoulos and Randy Thompson; Kitsopoulos is OKM's Artistic Director, while Thompson is its newly named Executive Director. The 30th Annual OK Mozart International Music Festival (please go here for a full schedule, etc.) will happen in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, from June 7th through the 14th --- and as our two guests explain today, they have both been deliberately and diligently working to "put the Oklahoma as well as the Mozart back into OK Mozart." They also tell us that there will be a special Preview Concert tonight --- as in, Wednesday the 14th --- at 7:30pm in the Kress Building (at 206 S.E. Frank Phillips Blvd.) in Bartlesville. At this performance, which you can learn more about at this link, the Amici New York String Quartet will take the stage alongside SHEL, a Colorado-based folk/alt-country/crossover band comprised of four sisters. Also on this installment of ST, our commentator Connie Cronley is thinking about George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, and what it means (or doesn't mean) to be pretty.

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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