Curt Snook

Senior Music Producer

Curt Snook was born in Nebraska during the Truman administration, grew up in Colorado, and earned degrees in music and historical musicology in Illinois and Wyoming.  He joined WOI-FM in 1986 as an announcer and producer, moving from KUWR in Laramie, where he was the Cultural Affairs Director and Program Director.

In his role with IPR he has hosted and produced  daily classical music programs, the Jazz Department, and The Choral Tradition.

Classical Music in the Midday

Weekdays at 9 a.m. on IPR Classical

 

Iowa Public Radio's "Classical Music" is the open door that offers you the world's greatest music played by the most accomplished and interesting musicians, new and old. Our music producers have the enviable task of searching our record libraries for inspiring and even thrilling works that will accompany you through your day. They also take you behind the performance curtain for conversations with artists from Iowa and beyond.

Classical Music in the Midday
12:46 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Classical Music in the Midday October 24, 2012 Pt. 2

Curt Snook’s 11 a.m. hour show brings together Iowa State University’s associate professor of music Mary Creswell and Iowa Public Radio’s Jacqueline Hallbloom to discuss ISU’s November performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.They’ll chat about the show and collaboration between the ISU Opera Studio, ISU Theatre, and ISU Chamber Orchestra.

Classical Music in the Midday
12:45 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Classical Music in the Midday October 24, 2012

During Curt Snook’s noon hour show, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro Joseph Giunta joins Iowa Public Radio’s Jacqueline Hallbloom to discuss the DMSO’s upcoming Symphonie Fantastique performance on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Maestro Giunta will share about their program including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas, the Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor by Bruch, and Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz.

Classical Music in the Midday
12:44 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Classical Music in the Midday October 23, 2012

During Curt Snook’s 11 a.m. hour show, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra’s director Jason Weinberger joins Iowa Public Radio’s Jacqueline Halbloom to discuss the WCFSO’s upcoming Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto performance on Saturday, Oct. 27. Dror Biran, one of Israel’s most admired and gifted pianists will also appear as a guest performer for the concert.

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Classical Music in the Midday
12:43 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Classical Music in the Midday September 27, 2012

Stay with Curt Snook’s show, during the 11 a.m. hour as the Des Moines Symphony’s Maestro Joseph Giunta joins IPR's Jacqueline Halbloom by phone to talk about the orchestra’s 75th Anniversary Season Debut: Scheherazade and Nomade to be held on September 29th and 30th at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. Maestro Giunta will chat about their world premiere of a newly-commissioned piece by Steve Heitzeg for this occasion called a Symphony In Sculpture.

Classical Music in the Midday
12:43 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Classical Music in the Midday September 19, 2012

During Curt Snook’s program in the 11 a.m. hour, Jason Weinberger, director of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and Indie singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane, join IPR’s Jacqueline Halbloom to discuss the WCFSO’s opening performance of the season on Saturday, September 22nd at 7:30 p.m. The program includes Kahane singing and performing on guitar and piano with the orchestra his 2012 work called Crane Palimpsest for Baritone and Chamber Orchestra. They discuss Purcell’s incidental music to the Fairy Queen and Beethoven’s famous Pastoral Symphony.

The Choral Tradition

Sundays at 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on IPR Classical
Beginning July 19: Sundays at 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on FM Classical

Music from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century, sacred and secular, a capella or accompanied; the only criterion for inclusion involves people singing together. Professional and amateur choirs from around the world are featured each week. You'll hear performances from London to Los Angeles, from Moscow to Decorah.