public radio music month http://iowapublicradio.org en Vinyl's Comeback & the Rise of Music Streaming http://iowapublicradio.org/post/vinyls-comeback-rise-music-streaming-0 <p>Today on River to River, we explore the continuing changes in the music industry...including the fact that more and more users are listening from large online libraries of music – like Rhapsody, Spotify, or Pandora – rather than purchasing individual songs or albums. We also discuss why vinyl records are making a comeback.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:28:02 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 37838 at http://iowapublicradio.org Vinyl's Comeback & the Rise of Music Streaming Philadelphia's Carnegie Triumph, at 7 PM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/philadelphias-carnegie-triumph-7-pm <p>The players stomped their feet to applaud the conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - <em>that's </em>how great the Philadelphia Orchestra's recent Carnegie Hall concert was.&nbsp; Hear it for yourself tonight at 7 on SymphonyCast.<em> The New York Times</em> said, "The ensemble, famous for its glowing strings and homogeneous richness, has never sounded better." On the program are Ravel's<em> La Valse</em>, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto (Leonid Kogan is the soloist), and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 03:03:27 +0000 Barney Sherman 19981 at http://iowapublicradio.org Philadelphia's Carnegie Triumph, at 7 PM Iowa-Inspired Music from the WCFSO http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-inspired-music-wcfso <p>Join us tonight at 7&nbsp; to hear the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony perform three works inspired by the Midwest. Jonathan Chenette&rsquo;s <em>Rural Symphony </em>is his creative response to<em> </em>Iowa&#39;s prairies and farm life. Antonin Dvorak&rsquo;s &ldquo;American Suite&rdquo; draws on his visit to the United States, including a summer in Iowa. Aaron Copland&rsquo;s <em>The Tender Land</em> depicts the story of a young girl about to leave her home on a Midwestern farm. Jason Weinberger conducts, on this Symphonies of Iowa encore broadcast.</p><p></p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 21:45:01 +0000 Barney Sherman 19896 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa-Inspired Music from the WCFSO Peter Mayer, Iowa Opera House Project spotlighted on The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/peter-mayer-iowa-opera-house-project-spotlighted-folk-tree <p></p><p>Iowa Public Radio's Cedar Falls facilities are the home of Studio-One-the-room (as opposed to Studio-One-the-programming-stream), an excellent venue for live music.&nbsp; As I write this, Studio-One-the-room is undergoing renovation and not available for use, but on April 28, The Folk Tree brings you some music that was recorded live there.</p><p>In the 2:00 hour, it's our favorite metaphysical Minnesotan singer-songwriter, Peter Mayer.&nbsp; Then in the 3:00 hour, Sam Knutson, Jordan Sellegren,&nbsp; and John Waite play music from their Iowa Opera House project.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:49:00 +0000 Karen Impola 18790 at http://iowapublicradio.org Peter Mayer, Iowa Opera House Project spotlighted on The Folk Tree NYPhil's Mozart, Beethoven, & French Mystics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/nyphils-mozart-beethoven-french-mystics <p>Tune in at 7 tonight to hear pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard play Mozart's 23rd Concerto, plus a new concerto written for him by fellow Frenchman Tristan Murail. Also, American David Robertson conducts Beethoven's irresistible Symphony no. 2, and a work by the mystical Frenchman Olivier Messiaen. As usual, Alec Baldwin hosts this weekly broadcast of the New York Philharmonic.</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:58:52 +0000 Barney Sherman 19761 at http://iowapublicradio.org NYPhil's Mozart, Beethoven, & French Mystics Live set from The Envy Corps http://iowapublicradio.org/post/live-set-envy-corps <p>The Envy Corps' indie quasi-anthems, filled with galvanizing arrangements and elasticized melodies have garnered the Des Moines band the affection of the Midwest, and fans internationally.&nbsp; The band stopped by the IPR Cedar Falls studios on September 8, 2011.&nbsp; Tune in to hear a set recorded that night on the Thursday, April 25 edition of <em>Studio One</em>, in the 7:00 pm hour.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:33:00 +0000 Mark Simmet 18780 at http://iowapublicradio.org Live set from The Envy Corps Symphonies of Iowa for April 28 and April 29, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-april-28-and-april-29-2013 <p>Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony – <em>Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra</em></p><p><strong>Jason Weinberger, music director</strong><br><strong>Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra</strong></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18709 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for April 28 and April 29, 2013 DMSO and Nadja on Symphonies of Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dmso-and-nadja-symphonies-iowa <p>Hear Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, one of America&#39;s leading violinists, tonight at 7 with the Des Moines Symphony. She performs the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with what the <em>Des Moines Register </em>called &quot;intense focus but a light touch... lilting through the middle section and scampering like a giddy squirrel through the finale.&quot;<br />Also on the progam: music from Wagner&#39;s <em>Die</em> <em>Meistersinger </em>and Franck&#39;s beautiful Symphony in D Minor. Music Director Joseph Giunta conducts on this Symphonies of Iowa encore broadcast.</p> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 02:33:06 +0000 Barney Sherman 19535 at http://iowapublicradio.org DMSO and Nadja on Symphonies of Iowa Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey, Crooked Still featured on The Folk Tree this Sunday http://iowapublicradio.org/post/greg-brown-and-bo-ramsey-crooked-still-featured-folk-tree-sunday <p>Live music is important to us here at IPR.&nbsp; Because of that, we regularly travel to festivals and music venues to record musicians in live performance.&nbsp; Then we bring the recordings back and share them with you on the radio.</p><p>On Sunday, April 21, The Folk Tree presents a live recording of Iowa legends Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey, from the Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines, in the 2:00 hour.&nbsp; Then listen during the 3:00 hour for neo-traditionalist string band Crooked Still, recorded at the 2011 Iowa Arts Festival in Iowa City.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:50:11 +0000 Karen Impola 18783 at http://iowapublicradio.org Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey, Crooked Still featured on The Folk Tree this Sunday Met's "Ring" Cycle Part 3, Saturday at 10 AM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mets-ring-cycle-part-3-saturday-10-am <p><em>Siegfried</em>, the third part of Wagner's epic "Ring" cycle, airs live from the Metropolitan Opera starting at 10 AM Saturday on IPR Classical.&nbsp; Jay Hunter Morris reprises his acclaimed portrayal of the title hero, and Deborah Voigt returns as Brunnhilde.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:30:09 +0000 Barney Sherman 19460 at http://iowapublicradio.org Met's "Ring" Cycle Part 3, Saturday at 10 AM DMMO's Eugene Onegin, Tonight at 7 pm http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dmmos-eugene-onegin-tonight-7-pm <p>An epic tale from Pushkin meets the irresistible melodies and dances of Tchaikovsky in <em>Eugene Onegin - </em>and you can hear the Des Moines Metro Opera's production in an encore broadcast on IPR's<em> Arias in April </em>series tonight, Saturday April 20th, at 7 p.m . Iowa’s own John Moore, who has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, sings the title role, and Jane Shaulis, who has also sung at the Met, is Filippyevna. Other cast members include Jan Cornelius, Elise Qualgliata, and Cody Austin.</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:14:56 +0000 Barney Sherman 19406 at http://iowapublicradio.org DMMO's Eugene Onegin, Tonight at 7 pm Appreciating Classical Music http://iowapublicradio.org/post/appreciating-classical-music <p>Have you ever felt at a loss to understand certain music?&nbsp; April is Public Radio Music Month, and we are taking the opportunity to highlight classical and operatic music.&nbsp; Today we give you some tools for listening to classic music styles with some short excerpts and two music experts who will show you how to truly appreciate the genre.</p><p></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:46:28 +0000 Charity Nebbe 19356 at http://iowapublicradio.org Appreciating Classical Music Live set from Christopher The Conquered http://iowapublicradio.org/post/live-set-christopher-conquered <p>Christopher The Conquered has always been the primary outlet for the musical explorations of Iowa songwriter Chris Ford, but <em>The Fate Of A Good Man</em> marks an important moment in the evolution of the project, as it is the first album to feature a full band, with Ford staying seated at the piano.&nbsp; He's backed by The Black Gold Brass Band, with songs arranged to rise and fall with the energy of the five-piece horn section.&nbsp; Joining them is a rhythm section of bass, drums, guitar and Ford's keys.&nbsp; The full band performed live in IPR's Cedar Falls studios on June 27, 2012. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:47:00 +0000 Mark Simmet 18773 at http://iowapublicradio.org Live set from Christopher The Conquered Symphonies of Iowa for April 21 and April 22, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-april-21-and-april-22-2013 <p>Des Moines Symphony – <em>Nadja Plays Mendelssohn</em></p><p><strong>Joseph Giunta, </strong>music director<br><strong>Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, </strong>violin</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18708 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for April 21 and April 22, 2013 Live Recordings, Live Guests on The Folk Tree this week http://iowapublicradio.org/post/live-recordings-live-guests-folk-tree-week <p></p><p></p><p>On Sunday, April 14, The Folk Tree takes you to one of the hippest venues in Iowa, CSPS in Cedar Rapids.&nbsp; In the 2:00 hour, we'll hear upstate New York singer-songwriter and percussionist Karen Savoca, accompanied by guitarist Pete Heitzman, from a concert recorded in October 2011.&nbsp; Then in the 3:00 hour, we offer the first taste of a recording made just this past January: seasoned folksinger Tom Paxton.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:53:00 +0000 Karen Impola 19137 at http://iowapublicradio.org Live Recordings, Live Guests on The Folk Tree this week 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 The Pines, Sarah Jarosz featured on this week's edition of The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/pines-sarah-jarosz-featured-weeks-edition-folk-tree <p>Live music is important to us here at IPR.&nbsp; Because of that, we regularly travel to festivals and music venues to record musicians in live performance.&nbsp; Then we bring the recordings back and share them with you on the radio.&nbsp; On Sunday, April 7, The Folk Tree presents two live recordings from the 2010 Iowa Arts Festival in Iowa City.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:24:24 +0000 Karen Impola 18778 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Pines, Sarah Jarosz featured on this week's edition of The Folk Tree Live set from Bonne Finken and The Collective http://iowapublicradio.org/post/live-set-bonne-finken-and-collective <p>Bonne Finken's remarkably versatile voice allows her to transcend genres effortlessly.&nbsp; One moment, the Iowan is melting your heart with a classic soul-inspired ballad.&nbsp; The next, she's making your heart race with a take-no-prisoners approach to a slice of driving, R&amp;B-tinged pop.&nbsp; Join us for a live set from Bonne Finken and The Collective, recorded in IPR's Cedar Falls studios on November 15, 2011.&nbsp; Tune in Thursday, April 11 in the 7:00 pm hour of <em>Studio One.</em></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:33:24 +0000 Mark Simmet 18767 at http://iowapublicradio.org Live set from Bonne Finken and The Collective Symphonies of Iowa for April 7 and April 8, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-april-7-and-april-8-2013 <p>Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony – <em>Past &amp; Present, Hunter Capoccioni</em><br><br><strong>Jason Weinberger, music director<br>Hunter</strong><strong> Capoccioni, bass</strong></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:38:53 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18705 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for April 7 and April 8, 2013 Live Set from William Elliott Whitmore http://iowapublicradio.org/post/live-set-william-elliott-whitmore <p>Hailing from a horse farm along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, Iowa singer-songwriter William Elliott Whitmore has developed an intense love and spiritual understanding of the land, which he conveys through all of his records.&nbsp; Whitmore stopped by the IPR Cedar Falls studios on July 11, 2012, playing and singing for a very appreciative audience.&nbsp; We'll feature a set from that performance in the first hour of the Thursday, April 4 edition of <em>Studio One.</em></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:46:01 +0000 Mark Simmet 18676 at http://iowapublicradio.org Live Set from William Elliott Whitmore Iowa Arts Showcase April 6, 2013 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-arts-showcase-april-6-2013-11-am-and-5-pm <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em>, April edition will celebrate Public Radio Music Month with an appearance by the Amara Piano Quartet (formerly known as the Ames Piano Quartet) complete with their new members, pianist Mei-Hsuan Huang and violinist Boro Martinic. Mei-Hsuan and Boro will join with long-time piano quartet and Iowa State music faculty, violist Jonathan Sturm and cellist George Work to discuss the challenges and rewards of forming a new piano quartet and the joys of performing chamber music. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:40:49 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18405 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Arts Showcase April 6, 2013 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Arias in April Featuring Lehar's The Merry Widow http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-lehars-merry-widow <p>On May 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Arias in April</em>&nbsp;concludes with&nbsp;an encore broadcast of Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s 2012 production of <em>The Merry Widow</em>. Written in 1905 by Franz Lehár, <em>The Merry Widow</em> tells the comical story of the wealthy widow Hanna, wooed by Prince Danilo of the fictional country of Ponteverdo in an effort to save the country’s failing economy. Lehar’s score is full of luscious waltzes, including “Vilia” and “The Merry Widow Waltz.” Daniel Kleinknecht conducts. Orchestra Iowa musicians perform as the Opera Orchestra.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:12:12 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18404 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April Featuring Lehar's The Merry Widow Arias in April Featuring Johann Strauss the Second's Die Fledermaus http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-johann-strauss-seconds-die-fledermaus <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Performance Iowa’s Arias in April</em> series presents an encore broadcast of the University of Northern Iowa School of Music’s-Opera Theatre presentation of <em>Die Fledermaus </em>at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013. This New Year’s Eve farce is filled with revenge, comedy, seduction, false identities, romance, and politics. UNI students excelled performing Strauss II’s operetta melodies and waltzes. Composed in only forty-two nights, this libretto has enraptured audiences since its debut in 1874.</p><p>This concert was recorded March 31, 2011.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:58:51 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18403 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April Featuring Johann Strauss the Second's Die Fledermaus Arias in April Featuring Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-tchaikovskys-eugene-onegin <p>On Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Performance Iowa</em> presents <em>Arias in April</em> with an encore broadcast of Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 Fortieth Anniversary Festival Season performance of Tchaikovsky’s <em>Eugene Onegin</em>. This epic tale set from Pushkin’s novel in verse, tells the fateful story of youthful Tatiana falling in love with the mysterious and self-absorbed Onegin. Tchaikovsky’s irresistible melodies and trademark dances reflect the Russian atmosphere of his homeland. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:49:22 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18402 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April Featuring Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin Arias in April Featuring Puccini's La Rondine http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-puccinis-la-rondine <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Arias in April</em> features an encore broadcast of the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 performance of La Rondine (The Swallow) on April 13, 2013 at 7 p.m. Des Moines Metro Opera chose to bring this opera to life once again for their Fortieth Anniversary 2012 season after also performing it in their first year. The cast includes Joyce El-Khoury as Magda de Civry, making her Des Moines Metro Opera debut after being featured in <em>Opera News </em>and John Viscardi performing the poet Prunier. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:38:38 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18397 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April Featuring Puccini's La Rondine 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 Arias in April featuring Mozart's Don Giovanni http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-mozarts-don-giovanni <p>Iowa Public Radio will celebrate Public Radio Music Month on Saturday evenings at 7 with <em>Arias in April</em>. Brought back by popular demand, Iowa Public Radio Classical will present encore broadcasts of the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 40<sup>th</sup> Anniversary season. We’ll also air again the UNI Opera Theatre’s production of <em>Die Fledermaus</em> and the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s <em>Merry Widow</em> performance.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:53:10 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18389 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April featuring Mozart's Don Giovanni Amara Piano Quartet live concert broadcast http://iowapublicradio.org/post/amara-piano-quartet-live-concert-broadcast <p></p><p></p><p>Join&nbsp; hosts Jacqueline Halbloom and Curt Snook as IPR Classical comes to you live from Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall in Ames with a performance by the <strong>Amara Piano Quartet</strong> on Sunday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m.&nbsp; This program is part of our <em>Performance Iowa</em> series.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:25:09 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18205 at http://iowapublicradio.org Amara Piano Quartet live concert broadcast