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The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra Offers a "Spirit & Awakenings" Concert with Sarah Ioannides at the Helm

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Aired on Friday, February 19th.

On this edition of ST, we chat with Sarah Ioannides, who currently is the conductor for the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, and who's been described by The New York Times as a conductor of "unquestionable strength and authority." Ioannides will be the guest conductor for the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra tomorrow night, Saturday the 20th, when the TSO presents its next concert. That performance, beginning at 7:30pm the Tulsa PAC, is entitled "Spirit & Awakenings." And it will feature an impressive program: Respighhi's settings for "Three Chorale Preludes" by Bach, "Symphony No. 5" by Felix Mendelssohn, and "Symphony No. 6" by Beethoven. For more about this concert, including ticket details, please visit the TSO website.

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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