Orchestra Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org en Mighty Wurlitzer Returns to CR in Mahler, Walton http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mighty-wurlitzer-returns-cr-mahler-walton <p>The 2008 Cedar Rapids flood badly damaged the Wurlitzer organ at the Paramount Theatre, but it is now fully restored, and this March was unveiled in concert. For its victorious return, Orchestra Iowa chose two masterpieces that need a huge organ: Walton’s splendid <em>Te Deum</em> and Mahler’s “Resurrection” symphony. With two choruses, two soloists and full orchestra, this colossal performance brought together the largest ensemble ever to appear at the Paramount. Jacqueline Halbloom produced and hosts IPR's broadcast as part of our Symphonies of Iowa series.</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Barney Sherman 39411 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mighty Wurlitzer Returns to CR in Mahler, Walton Iowa Orchestras Make Music - about Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-orchestras-make-music-about-iowa <p>Iowa's orchestras are commissioning works&nbsp;about Iowa; but how can music without words convey anything about a place? Some examples:</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:51:30 +0000 Barney Sherman 37707 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Orchestras Make Music - about Iowa Symphonies of Iowa Presents Orchestra Iowa Showcase Chamber's Ice Fishing Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-orchestra-iowa-showcase-chambers-ice-fishing-concert <p>Iowa Public Radio presents the <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> series, this week, Sunday, March 16, 2014 at noon and Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7 p.m., &nbsp;presenting Orchestra Iowa’s Showcase Chamber Concert entitled <em>Ice Fishing</em>. Opening this concert is a piece by Iowa’s own Michael Gilbertson, <em>Fold by Fold for Piano, Violin, and Cello</em>. This ballet premiered at the Julliard School with seven dancers along with the musicians. Crusell’s <em>Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 36393 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Presents Orchestra Iowa Showcase Chamber's Ice Fishing Concert Orchestra Iowa's Beethoven 7, Italian Gems http://iowapublicradio.org/post/orchestra-iowas-beethoven-7-italian-gems <p>Join us Sunday at noon or Monday at 7PM as Orchestra Iowa performs "the apotheosis of the dance" - Beethoven's wildly inspired Seventh Symphony - preceded by two neglected Italian masterpieces. Nino Rota is best known for his film scores for Fellini and Coppola, but was even more important as a concert composer, and double-bass virtuoso Volkan Orhon shows what we've been missing in the Divertimento Concertante. And Giuseppe Martucci's Nocturne is an inexplicably neglected beauty, as Tim Hankewich and the orchestra demonstrate in this concert recorded at the Paramount in Cedar Rapids. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 17:59:45 +0000 Barney Sherman 36959 at http://iowapublicradio.org Orchestra Iowa's Beethoven 7, Italian Gems Symphonies of Iowa Presents Orchestra Iowa's Beauty and Beethoven Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-orchestra-iowas-beauty-and-beethoven-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Join Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> for Orchestra Iowa’s <em>Beauty and Beethoven </em>concert from their 2013-2014 season Sunday, March 2, 2014 at noon and Monday, March 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. This performance includes Italian composer, conductor, pianist, and teacher, Giuseppe Martucci’s <em>Notturno, Op. 70</em>. Also performed is Rota’s virtuosic double bass work entitled <em>Divertimento Concertante </em>with internationally acclaimed Volkan Orhon soloing. Polishing off the concert is Beethoven’s <em>Symphony No. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 36492 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Presents Orchestra Iowa's Beauty and Beethoven Concert Orchestra Iowa players: Haydn, Mozart, Brahms http://iowapublicradio.org/post/orchestra-iowa-players-haydn-mozart-brahms <p>Join us tonight at 7 to hear Orchestra Iowa principal players delight with masterpieces for horn by Haydn and Mozart and a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">supreme works for string by Brahms. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:58:37 +0000 Barney Sherman 36060 at http://iowapublicradio.org Orchestra Iowa players: Haydn, Mozart, Brahms Symphonies of Iowa on IPR: Season List http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-ipr-season-list <p><strong>January-June 2014&nbsp;<em>SYMPHONIES OF IOWA</em>&nbsp;Broadcasts:</strong></p><p>January 19 and 20, 2014: Broadcast of Orchestra Iowa's "Bachtoberfest." Recorded October 11 and 12, 2013.</p><p>January 26 and 27, 2014: Broadcast of the Des Moines Symphony's "From Russia with&nbsp;Ilya." Recorded September 14 and 15, 2013.</p><p>February 2 and 3, 2014: Broadcast of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony's "Opening-night Gala: Bolero." Recorded October 5, 2013.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:15:19 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 36057 at http://iowapublicradio.org Orchestra Iowa soloists shine in 3 gems http://iowapublicradio.org/post/orchestra-iowa-soloists-shine-3-gems <p>Tune in Sunday at noon or Monday at 7PM as four Orchestra Iowa members perform overlooked gems by Mozart, Schubert and Faure. They start with an unfinished String Trio by the teenage Schubert, continue with a Piano Trio in C major that Mozart wrote while working on his "Jupiter" Symphony, then come<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> together for a powerful Piano Quartet in G Minor by </span>Faure, his second<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 01:21:51 +0000 Barney Sherman 36018 at http://iowapublicradio.org Orchestra Iowa soloists shine in 3 gems Symphonies of Iowa Presents the Orchestra Iowa Chamber's First 2013-2014 Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-orchestra-iowa-chambers-first-2013-2014-concert <p>The first Orchestra Iowa Chamber concert of the 2013-2014 season, entitled <em>Fall Romance</em>, includes the music of Haydn, Mozart, and Brahms. This program features violinists Luke Witchger and Karla Galva, violists Lisa Ponton and Amanda Grimm, cellist Carey Bostian, bass Volkan Orhon, and Charles Harris on horn. Please join Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> for our broadcast of Orchestra Iowa’s Showcase Chamber <em>Fall Romance</em> performance.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 35516 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Presents the Orchestra Iowa Chamber's First 2013-2014 Concert Symphonies of Iowa presents Orchestra Iowa's "Bachtoberfest" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-orchestra-iowas-bachtoberfest <p>Join us Monday at 7PM as the 2013-2014 Symphonies of Iowa season opens with Orchestra Iowa's "Bachtoberfest." The concert, which pays tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach, opens with his <em>Fugue</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> in G minor, BWV 578</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, originally for organ but orchestrated by Lucien </span>Cailliet<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It is followed by a&nbsp; tribute to the master by Timothy Kramer, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">BACH meets EsCHer</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 34069 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa presents Orchestra Iowa's "Bachtoberfest" "American Gothic" World Premiere Monday http://iowapublicradio.org/post/american-gothic-world-premiere-monday <p>Tune in Monday at 7PM&nbsp;to hear a musical high point of 2013: Orchestra Iowa's world premiere of "American Gothic," which it commissioned from composer Michael Daugherty. A Cedar Rapids native who has won international fame and multiple Grammy awards, Daugherty took his inspiration from the art of another Cedar Rapids native, Grant Wood. Orchestra Iowa is just now releasing a CD of the work, but you can re-audition the concert premiere on this Symphonies of Iowa rebroadcast, which also includes the Dvorak&nbsp;7th Symphony and Rachmaninoff's The Rock.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 21:42:53 +0000 Barney Sherman 34445 at http://iowapublicradio.org "American Gothic" World Premiere Monday Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for Monday, January 6, 2014 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-encore-broadcast-monday-january-6-2014 <p>On Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> series’ encore broadcast Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7 p.m., Orchestra Iowa concludes their 2012-2013 symphonic season with the world-premiere of Michael Daugherty’s <em>American Gothic. </em>Michael Daugherty is a Cedar Rapids native and multiple Grammy-award winner. Orchestra Iowa commissioned this work, which was inspired by one of Grant Wood’s best-known paintings. Rachmaninov’s <em>The Rock</em> and Dvorak’s <em>Symphony No. 7</em> complete the program.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Featuring:</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 32051 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for Monday, January 6, 2014 "Nutcracker," Bach, Handel & More Monday! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/nutcracker-bach-handel-more-monday <p>Join us Monday at 7PM to hear Tchaikovsky's<em> The Nutcracke</em>r, recorded earlier this month in Cedar Rapids, featuring Orchestra Iowa in collaboration with Ballet Quad Cities. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:16:17 +0000 Barney Sherman 33853 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Nutcracker," Bach, Handel & More Monday! Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for October 21, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-encore-broadcast-october-21-2013 <p style="margin-left:1.0in;">On Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7 p.m., Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s <em>Symphonies of Iowa </em>presents an encore broadcast featuring Orchestra Iowa.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 29623 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for October 21, 2013 Iowa Bachtoberfest & Goldberg Greatness http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-bachtoberfest-goldberg-greatness <p>Tune in this afternoon as Tim Hankewich joins Barney Sherman to tell us about the upcoming Bachtoberfest concerts in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Ottumwa&nbsp; - and Barney shares a new recording of <em>The Goldberg Variations</em> that would knock Bach&#39;s wig off!</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 04:00:46 +0000 Barney Sherman 30239 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Bachtoberfest & Goldberg Greatness Symphonies of Iowa Featuring an Encore Broadcast of Orchestra Iowa, September 30, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-featuring-encore-broadcast-orchestra-iowa-september-30-2013 <p style="margin-left:1.0in;">On Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> encore broadcast scheduled for Monday, September 30 at 7 p.m., Orchestra Iowa combines romantic tragedies with exciting new works to create an electric program called <em>Star-Crossed Lovers</em>. Prokofiev&rsquo;s ballet <em>Romeo and Juliet</em> and Tchaikovsky&rsquo;s fantasy-overture of the same title will set the musical stage. You&rsquo;ll enjoy a modern take on the evening&rsquo;s theme with <em>Drive By</em>, by Iowa composer and Grinnell College faculty member Eric McIntyre. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:24:36 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 29619 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Featuring an Encore Broadcast of Orchestra Iowa, September 30, 2013 Orch. Iowa Chamber: Mendelssohn & More http://iowapublicradio.org/post/orch-iowa-chamber-mendelssohn-more <p>Join us&nbsp; Monday 7 PM as the Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players perform a sonata for two violins by French Baroque composer Jean-Marie LeClair, a string trio by Luigi Boccherini, and the String Quintet no. 2 of Felix Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn, often described as the greatest prodigy in the history of music, wrote a radiant Quintet in his teens, then returned to the medium near the end of his life, producing the work featured in this broadcast. It is darker and more passionately intense than its predecessor. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:33:48 +0000 Barney Sherman 29109 at http://iowapublicradio.org Orch. Iowa Chamber: Mendelssohn & More Brucemorchestra LIVE! Tonight at 7 PM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/brucemorchestra-live-tonight-7-pm <p>If you can't make it to Orchestra Iowa's annual outdoor concert at the Brucemore in Cedar Rapids, tune in to IPR Classical to hear it live. Tim Hankewich and co. will perform three Russian masterpieces everyone knows (and loves!): the <em>Polovtsian Dances </em>by Borodin (the basis of the song "Stranger in Paradise"); the Piano Concerto no. 2 of Rachmaninoff, featuring Iowa's extraordinary Miko Kominami as soloist; and Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony, with its rich drama, colorful evocations of Russian folk music, and barn-burning finale. Sun, 08 Sep 2013 04:19:40 +0000 Barney Sherman 28737 at http://iowapublicradio.org Brucemorchestra LIVE! Tonight at 7 PM WCFSO, Orchestra Iowa Outdoors on IPR http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wcfso-orchestra-iowa-outdoors-ipr <p>Two of Iowa's finest orchestra will perform outdoors this weekend, and IPR takes you there.&nbsp; At RiverLoop Ampitheatre in Waterloo at 7:30 tonight, you can hear the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony perform Dvorak's "New World Symphony" and a pair of Slavonic Dances (Jason Weinberger tells Barney Sherman about it in the first clip below). Then, Sunday night at the Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids, Orchestra Iowa performs an all-Russian program - Borodin, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky - to be broadcast live as part of IPR's Performance Iowa series. Sat, 07 Sep 2013 19:35:12 +0000 Barney Sherman 28726 at http://iowapublicradio.org WCFSO, Orchestra Iowa Outdoors on IPR Bach & Sons from Orchestra Iowa players http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bach-sons-orchestra-iowa-players <p>Tune in Monday at 7PM to hear music of Bach and sons performed by the Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players.&nbsp; Violist Lisa Ponton &amp; harpsichordist Miko Kominami perform a sonata by Bach’s eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann; flutist Jane Walker &amp; violinist Karla Galva play a duet by son #2, Carl Philipp Emanuel; then cellist Carey Bostian &amp; oboist David Hempel join the others for a quintet by Bach’s youngest, Johann Christian (known in the Bach household as "Christel"). Sun, 11 Aug 2013 21:23:15 +0000 Barney Sherman 27296 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bach & Sons from Orchestra Iowa players Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players on IPR http://iowapublicradio.org/post/orchestra-iowa-chamber-players-ipr <p>Tune in tonight at 7 &nbsp;to hear the Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players perform Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, Beethoven's String Trio in C Minor, and a work by Cedar Rapids-born composer Michael Daugherty, <em>Diamonds in the Rough</em>.&nbsp; The performances, recorded at the inauguration of the Opus Concert Cafe in Cedar Rapids, feature Anita Tucker and Samuel Rudy on the violins, Lisa Ponton on viola, Cary Bostian on cello, Christine Bellomy on clarinet, and Tom Mackey on percussion. The concert is an IPR re-broadcast.</p><p></p> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 16:39:22 +0000 Barney Sherman 24370 at http://iowapublicradio.org Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players on IPR Orchestra Iowa Premieres Daugherty http://iowapublicradio.org/post/orchestra-iowa-premieres-daugherty-0 <p>Join us Sunday at noon or Monday at 7 pm for the premiere of "American Gothic," composed for Orchestra Iowa by the multiple-Grammy winning Cedar Rapids native Michael Daugherty. It's inspired by the art of Grant Wood, who spent most of his life in Iowa. Also on the broadcast is&nbsp;Dvorak's 7th Symphony and music of Rachmaninov. Music director Tim Hankewich conducts.</p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:43:55 +0000 Barney Sherman 23220 at http://iowapublicradio.org Orchestra Iowa Premieres Daugherty Symphonies of Iowa for June 30 and July 1, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-june-30-and-july-1-2013 <p><strong>Orchestra Iowa – <em>American Gothic</em></strong><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Timothy Hankewich, music director</strong></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18894 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for June 30 and July 1, 2013 Orchestra Iowa Chamber Tonight @7 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/orchestra-iowa-chamber-tonight-7 <p>Tune in tonight at 7PM as the Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players perform Beethoven’s <em>Variations on Mozart's "La ci darem la mano”</em> ; Ibert’s&nbsp;<em>&nbsp;Five Pieces for Trio; </em>Halvorsen’s <em>Passacaglia and Sarabande with variations on a theme by Handel; </em>Prokofiev’s spirited<em> Piano Quintet in g minor</em>; and Vanhal’s <em>Divertimento in G Major.</em></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 27 May 2013 22:31:22 +0000 Barney Sherman 21441 at http://iowapublicradio.org Orchestra Iowa Chamber Tonight @7 Symphonies of Iowa for May 26 and May 27, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-may-26-and-may-27-2013 <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>Orchestra Iowa Chamber: Concert 4</strong></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18889 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for May 26 and May 27, 2013 Orchestra Iowa: Brahms 3, Elgar Enigma http://iowapublicradio.org/post/orchestra-iowa-brahms-3-elgar-enigma <p>Tune in at 7 PM to hear Orchestra Iowa in one of music director Tim Hankewich's favorite works: Brahms's Third Symphony. Also on the program is a Concertino by Carl Maria von Weber, with euphonium soloist Roger Oyster, and Edward Elgar's "Enigma" Variations. The concert was recorded in March and is part of our Symphonies of Iowa series.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 04 May 2013 21:55:19 +0000 Barney Sherman 20263 at http://iowapublicradio.org Orchestra Iowa: Brahms 3, Elgar Enigma Symphonies of Iowa for May 5 and May 6, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-may-5-and-may-6-2013 <p><strong>Orchestra Iowa – <em>Brahms’ Third</em></strong></p><p><strong>Timothy Hankewich, music director</strong><br><strong>Roger Oyster, euphonium</strong></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18710 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for May 5 and May 6, 2013 Symphonies of Iowa for April 14 and April 15, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-april-14-and-april-15-2013 <p>Orchestra Iowa – <em>Star-Crossed Lovers</em><br><strong>Timothy Hankewich</strong>, music director<br><strong>Frank Oden</strong>, actor</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18706 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for April 14 and April 15, 2013 Symphonies of Iowa for March 31 & April 1, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-march-31-april-1-2013 <p><em>Orchestra Iowa Chamber: Concert 3<br><strong>LECLAIR</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>Sonata for 2 Violas, Op. 12 #2</em><br><strong>BOCCHERINI&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>Trio in D minor, Op. 54, No. 5</em> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:25:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18396 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for March 31 & April 1, 2013