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James Bagwell Conducts the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's 8th Symphony and Mozart's Requiem

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Aired on Friday, January 16th.

On this installment of ST, we speak with James Bagwell, a widely admired and diversely experienced classical music and choral conductor who's been on the faculty at Bard College since 2000, where he is currently the chair of the undergraduate music department and co-director of the graduate program in conducting. He's worked with organizations ranging from the American Symphony Orchestra and The Concert Chorale of New York to The Dessoff Symphonic Choir and the Jerusalem Symphony. Bagwell has also worked with both the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and Light Opera Oklahoma in the past -- the latter for about a decade -- and he returns to our community on Saturday the 17th (tomorrow night) to appear as Guest Conductor with the TSO at the Tulsa PAC. The concert begins at 7:30pm, is entitled "Simply Classical," and will also feature the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus. On the program: Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 as well as Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor. More info can be found here.

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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