classical music

Richard Bassett / KGOU

Maestro Joel Levine is stepping down as Music Director of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. His career includes thirty years with the orchestra and, recently, a battle with cancer. KGOU’s Richard Bassett sat down with Levine ahead of his upcoming farewell concert to discuss his past and future role with the Philharmonic.


Jazz legend Dave Brubeck battled time and place throughout his life.

His 1959 album Time Out broke new ground by featuring all original works, polytonality and unusual time signatures. It also produced one of the most recognizable songs in jazz, “Take Five.” But another album standout hints even more at classical music’s pull on the artist.