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Conductor Gerard Schwarz to Soon Lead the Tulsa Symphony in a Broadcast-Only Classical 88.7 Concert

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Aired on Thursday, March 25th.

Our guest is the renowned orchestral conductor Gerard Schwarz, who will lead the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra in a special broadcast-only concert to be aiared on our sister station, Classical 88.7 KWTU-FM, on Saturday the 27th at 8pm -- with a rebroadcast happening on Sunday the 28th at 4pm. (In both cases, the over-the-air concert can be live-streamed online at publicradiotulsa.org.) Schwarz has had a pioneering, quite remarkable career in music, which he tells us about. Now serving as the Artistic and Music Director of the Palm Beach Symphony as well as the Music Director of the Frost Symphony Orchestra at the University of Miami, Schwarz was previously the Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (1978 to 1986), the Music Director of New York's Mostly Mozart Festival (1982 to 2001), and moreover the Music Director of the Seattle Symphony (1985 to 2011). The concert he'll soon be conducting with the Tulsa Symphony will include works by Richard Wagner, Max Bruch, and Johannes Brahms. More information on this concert is posted 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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