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“The Living Room with Gerry Bonds”: Celebration of music is the focus of June’s program

Melissa Hayer Published: May 31, 2012


Music is saluted in the June edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” radio program as it features a visit with Oklahoma composer Callen Clarke and Oklahoma violinist Kyle Dillingham about “The Life Symphony,” which will have its world premiere at the OK Mozart International Music Festival in Bartlesville June 16, according to a news release.

“The Life Symphony,” performed by the Amici New York Orchestra along with Dillingham as the violin soloist, will then be played in Oklahoma City on June 17 at the Civic Center Music Hall.

In the second half of the program, Adria Benjamin, master viola musician with the Amici New York Orchestra; and Shane Jewell, the executive director of the OK Mozart Festival, are guests.

Benjamin is also the orchestral artistic director for the OK Mozart Festival and divides her time between Oklahoma and New York.

Jewell and Benjamin discuss the musical talent at this year’s 10-day festival, which is spotlighting several Grammy winners including jazz musician Esperanza Spalding.

This edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” is scheduled to air at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6; at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9; and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12 on KOSU (91.7 FM in central Oklahoma and 107.5 FM in northeastern Oklahoma). It also streams live online at

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From left, Shane Jewell, Gerry Bonds, Adria Benjamin and producer Debra Martin - Provided Photo
From left, Shane Jewell, Gerry Bonds, Adria Benjamin and producer Debra Martin - Provided Photo

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