Programs A-Z

Each week, Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground on "American Routes," a public radio program based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hear blues and jazz, roots rock and soul, Cajun and country, zydeco and Tejano... and beyond. Plus...

At the Opera with IPR showcases some of the best opera productions from Iowa and across the country. Join us weekly for productions by local and national companies, including the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, the UNI...

Join us for a great afternoon of music that will take you back through the golden age of rock 'n' roll. Hosted by Bob Dorr, "Backtracks" delves into obscure rock 'n' roll history, giving Iowans a weekly, in-depth, researched picture of music...

Enjoy half an hour of uninterrupted material from one of the most influential rock and roll bands in history. Hear rare material and familiar masterpieces recorded by John, Paul, George and Ringo as The Beatles. In addition, hear music created...

Host Bob Dorr presents old school, new generation, historic, and contemporary blues and its derivations including soul, funk, rock 'n' roll, and gospel.

Blues Before Sunrise is the Blues Heritage showcase. Each week this Chicago-based, nationally syndicated public radio program explores, preserves, and popularizes the various eras and genre of Blues Heritage. The focus of the program...

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center features live recorded performances by leading chamber music players from around the world. Programs feature enlightening commentary from CMS Co-Artistic Director David Finckel and the performers.

Hailed as the number one US Orchestra in the world by the venerable British publication Gramophone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues this quarter with more concerts from Symphony Center, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Classical Guitar Alive! is the only nationally broadcast guitar radio program in the United States. It brings you performances and interviews with the world's leading guitarists as well as with emerging artists, in repertory ranging...

Could ours be a golden age of classical music? Around the world and around our state, people are writing music that goes straight to the heart, and performing older masterworks with the fluency of people speaking a native tongue. Barney's...

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...

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...

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...

Renowned performances of classical music from around the world.

Concierto, a bilingual show hosted by Frank Dominguez in Spanish and English, pays special attention to the contributions of Latin-American and Spanish composers as well as to performances of core repertory by great musicians of Hispanic origin...

Hear a cross-section of the world’s most exciting classical music artists and a mix of repertory from old favorites to new discoveries.  Electrifying performances in “made in Germany” recording quality, introduced by host Rick Fulker and the...

Heard from coast to coast, "etown" is taped in front of a live audience and includes performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversation and information about the world around us. By featuring diverse music and...

Exploring Music takes you deeper into great music in a uniquely engaging way. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.

Folk Alley features a distinctive blend of the best of singer/songwriter, Celtic, acoustic, Americana, traditional, and world sounds.

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Hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley, each one-hour broadcast presents five high-caliber performances along with interviews, sketches and games, revealing the heart and soul behind extraordinary young musicians. Now in its eleventh...

Music that is easy to understand, but hard to categorize. It's slow music for fast times. There is magic in slow music and the spaces between the notes. Hearts of Space is a program that looks for a sound and experience, not a genre.

Every week Iowa Public Radio's "Java Blend" with Ben Kieffer serves up fresh-brewed performances and conversation with musicians from around the state and around the country. Recorded before a live audience at The Java House in downtown Iowa...

"Millennium of Music" explores the sources and mainstreams of European music for the thousand years before the birth of Bach.

Hosted by Larry Groce, "Mountain Stage" guarantees listeners the best seats in the house for new performers and established artists. It's a two-hour weekly exploration of the exciting and spontaneous sound of live performance, offering...

Long a leader in American musical life, the Philharmonic has become renowned around the globe, having appeared in 430 cities in 63 countries on five continents. The New York Philharmonic, a longtime media pioneer, began radio broadcasts in 1922...

Iowa Public Radio’s performance series, Performance Iowa, showcases Iowa's best performers as well as visiting musicians making a special stop in Iowa and in our studios. Host Jacqueline Halbloom goes behind the music in each broadcast...

Performance Today features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and features. Listeners to Performance Today, on any given day...

Celebrating more than 20 years on the air, "Pipedreams" is the only weekly radio program that explores the full range of the art and potential of the pipe organ. The eloquent and good-humored Michael Barone spotlights extraordinary instruments...

Salzburg Festival 2013 celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of both Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, as well as the centennial of the birth of Benjamin Britten.

Renowned performances of classical music from around the world.

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