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88.7KXMS to Air "Performance Oklahoma" Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2011

CONTACT: Jeff Skibbe  
(417) 625-9678
skibbe-j@mssu.edu

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - Starting Monday, Oct. 10 from 6-7 p.m., 88.7KXMS will broadcast the first of ten hour-long programs called “Performance Oklahoma,” a series of chamber music performances from the 2011 OK Mozart Festival. 

Produced by KCSC Radio, the radio series producer/host is Kimberly Powell.  Below are details of the first five programs in the series to be broadcast each subsequent Monday evening at 6 p.m. through December 12.

88.7KXMS/Fine Arts Radio International is a cultural resource and a community service of Missouri Southern State University.

Program One:
Mozart’s String Quartet No. 4 in C MajorK157 featuring the Amphion String Quartet opens the first program and from the "Brahms in the Morning Series" at St. Luke's, the Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 100 featuring violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Amy Jiaqi Yang.  Katie Hyun of the Amphion String Quartet returns to talk about being a Young Artist at this year’s Festival. And to close, Brahms' Three Hungarian Dances for Piano 4-Hands with pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Amy Jiaqi Yang.

Program Two:
The Souvenirs de Voyage by Bernard Herrmann opens the 2nd program, the performance marking the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth June 29 and features clarinetist David Shifrin. Violinist Jennifer Frautschi returns to tell us how preparing new works impacts the performance of classic repertory.  And from the evening gala concert entitled “Music in Budapest,” listeners will enjoy Music for Viola and Gypsy Band featuring violist Paul Neubauer. 

Program Three:
From the “Brahms in the Morning Series” Clarinetist David Shifrin and pianist Amy Jiaqi Yang perform the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1. OK Mozart’s Chamber Music Artistic Director Paul Neubauer talks about programming and the hour ends with Beethoven’s Trio for Strings in D Major, Op 9, No. 2 featuring violinist Jennifer Frautschi, violist Paul Neubauer and cellist Peter Wiley.

Program Four: 
The fourth edition of the series features classical music radio host and special guest Bill McGlaughlin who talks about the Festival and finding passion in his daily work in radio.  The remarkable Octet for Strings by Georges Enescu is the major work of the hour and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott offers Widmung by Robert Schumann arranged for solo piano by Franz Liszt.

Program Five
Another edition from the “Brahms in the Morning Series” opens the 5th program, the Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op. 99 with cellist Peter Wiley and pianist Amy Jiaqi Yang.  Violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott present The Hebrew Melodies of Joseph Joachim and the program ends with a special family and friends encore featuring the music of JS Bach.

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