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Tulsa PAC to Host an Evening with the Highly Acclaimed Composer and Conductor Eric Whitacre

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Aired on Friday, January 12th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we present a conversation with the award-winning composer, conductor, and choral director Eric Whitacre, who will soon appear with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus at the Tulsa PAC (on Saturday the 13th, beginning at 7:30pm). Whitacre will be the guest conductor for an evening of his instrumental and choral compositions exclusively -- including "Water Night," "Equus," "Deep Field," and "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas." And please note that our guest host for today's show is Jason Heilman, a locally based musicologist whose excellent new program, Classical Tulsa, can be heard every Friday at noon on KWTU Classical 88.7 (which is our "sister station" here at Public Radio Tulsa).

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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