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A Chat with Pierre Jalbert, a Contemporary Classical Composer Appearing in Tulsa

Aired on Friday, November 13th.

On this installment of ST, a conversation with the Houston-based composer and pianist Pierre Jalbert. As presented by Chamber Music Tulsa, the widely acclaimed Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio will perform one of Jalbert's compositions at a Sunday afternoon concert on the 15th. The concert begins at 3pm in the Tulsa PAC's Williams Theatre, and Jalbert himself will be giving a pre-concert talk at 2:15pm. Also, Jalbert will appear with this celebrated trio in a free, open-to-the-public rehearsal tomorrow morning, Saturday the 14th, at 10am in the Meinig Recital Hall (located in TU's Lorton Performance Center). Jalbert is on the music faculty at Rice University; he talks with us about his roots, inspirations, and motivations as a composer of modern-day classical music. The Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio will be performing Jalbert's Piano Trio No. 1 at the concert on Sunday, and you can learn more about this concert 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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