Des Moines Symphony http://iowapublicradio.org en 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 Tallis Fantasia, Scottish Fantasy from DMSO http://iowapublicradio.org/post/tallis-fantasia-scottish-fantasy-dmso <p>Hear Joe Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony in Ralph Vaughan Williams's <em>Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis </em>and a lesser-known gem, based on Scottish folk melodies, Max Bruch's <em>Scottish Fantasy. </em>The soloist in the Bruch is&nbsp;the award-winning young Japanese violinist&nbsp;Fumiaki Miura. Also on the program: Wagner's <em>Rienzi </em>Overture and Richard Strauss's <em>Rosenkavalier </em>suite. The broadcast, on Sunday at 12 noon and Monday at 7PM, is part of our Symphonies of Iowa series, produced and hosted by Jacqueline Halbloom.</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 02:36:00 +0000 Barney Sherman 36347 at http://iowapublicradio.org Tallis Fantasia, Scottish Fantasy from DMSO 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 Symphonies of Iowa presents DMSO's "From Russia With Ilya" 1/26 and 1/27 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-dmsos-russia-ilya-126-and-127 <p>This week on Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em>, internationally renowned pianist Ilya Yakushev takes the stage with Maestro Joseph Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony in their 76<sup>th</sup> season debut program, <em>From Russia With Ilya</em>.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 34693 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa presents DMSO's "From Russia With Ilya" 1/26 and 1/27 Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for Monday, January 13, 2014 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-encore-broadcast-monday-january-13-2014 <p>Concluding the encore portion of Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa </em>2013-2014 season on Monday, January 14, 2014 at 7 p.m., the Des Moines Symphony presents one of the most beloved and recognizable works of all time, Greig’s <em>Piano Concerto</em>, performed by guest artist Joyce Yang. As a Van Cliburn Silver Medalist, Ms. Yang’s performances capture audiences and leave them breathless. Also included on this program is the famous tone poem <em>Finlandia, </em>by Sibelius and Mahler’s poetic <em>Symphony No. 5</em>.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 32052 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for Monday, January 13, 2014 Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for Monday, November 18, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-encore-broadcast-monday-november-18-2013 <p>Featured on Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> series broadcast Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7 p.m. is an encore performance by the Des Moines Symphony as they celebrate and honor their partnership and history with Drake University. The symphony began in 1937 as the Drake/Des Moines Symphony. Choirs from Drake University join with the Des Moines Symphony in this celebration of 75 years of rich music making.</p><p>Featuring:</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:32:38 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 32046 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for Monday, November 18, 2013 Yankee Doodle Pops rebroadcast @noon http://iowapublicradio.org/post/yankee-doodle-pops-rebroadcast-noon <p>Tune in from noon to 1:30PM for a Veterans Day rebroadcast of this year's Yankee Doodle Pops concert from Des Moines.&nbsp; <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Des Moines Symphony and Joseph Giunta perform favorites celebrating America's many facets, and t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he concert culminates with Tchaikovsky’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">1812 Overture </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">complete with Howitzer canons provided by the Iowa National Guard. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:25:40 +0000 Barney Sherman 31924 at http://iowapublicradio.org Yankee Doodle Pops rebroadcast @noon Symphonies of Iowa Featuring an Encore Broadcast of Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, October 7, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-featuring-encore-broadcast-des-moines-symphony-orchestra-october-7-2013 <p style="margin-left:1.0in;">On Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> series encore broadcast scheduled for Monday October 7, 2013 at 7 p.m., internationally acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joins the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra for a brilliant performance of Mendelssohn’s <em>Violin Concerto</em>. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 29620 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Featuring an Encore Broadcast of Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, October 7, 2013 Giunta's Mendelssohn, Nakamatsu's LisztX2 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/giuntas-mendelssohn-nakamatsus-lisztx2 <p>Tune in tonight at 7 as the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra performs Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony, music from Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel," and two works of Liszt - BOTH piano concertos, played by pianist Jon Nakamatsu. Nakamatsu, from Oakland, CA, won the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn competition, and has since built a notable international career and discography. Joseph Giunta conducts in this encore presentation from IPR's Symphonies of Iowa series, hosted by Jacqueline Halbloom.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:47:02 +0000 Barney Sherman 28777 at http://iowapublicradio.org Giunta's Mendelssohn, Nakamatsu's LisztX2 Kim's Bruch, DMSO's Dukas, Berlioz http://iowapublicradio.org/post/kims-bruch-dmsos-dukas-berlioz <p>Tune in tonight at 7 for three Romantic masterpieces from the Des Moines Symphony. Benny Kim, a Quad Cities native who now has a major national career, solos in Bruch's Violin Concerto no. 1; and music director Joseph Giunta conducts Dukas's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (based on a poem by Goethe about the dangers of "a little learning") and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique (a wild ride through love gone very, very wrong). The broadcast is part of IPR's Symphonies of Iowa series, produced and hosted by Jacqueline Halbloom.</p><p></p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 23:07:18 +0000 Barney Sherman 27658 at http://iowapublicradio.org Kim's Bruch, DMSO's Dukas, Berlioz Des Moines-Inspired Work on SOI Monday http://iowapublicradio.org/post/des-moines-inspired-work-soi-monday <p>Tune in Monday at 7 PM to hear the 75<sup>th</sup> Season inaugural concert of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. Featured is a new work based on the art in Des Moines' Pappajohn Sculpture Park, written by Emmy Award-winning composer Steve Heitzig. Also on the program are Rimsky-Korsakov’s <em>Scheherazade</em>, Wagner’s <em>Lohengrin </em>preludes, and music from the score Erich Wolfgang Korngold wrote for the film <em>Captain Blood</em>. Music Director Joseph Giunta conducts. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Barney Sherman 23942 at http://iowapublicradio.org Des Moines-Inspired Work on SOI Monday Yang's Grieg, Giunta's Mahler 5th from DM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/yangs-grieg-giuntas-mahler-5th-dm <p>Join us Sunday at noon or Monday&nbsp;at 7PM to hear the Grieg Concerto played by Joyce Yang (called "the most gifted young pianist of her generation") with the Des Moines Symphony. Yang, a winner of the prestigious Avery Fischer Career Grant, has performed recently with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Philadelphia Orchestra. The concert begins with Sibelius's stirring <em>Finlandia </em>and closes with Mahler's powerful Symphony no. 5 conducted by music director Joseph Giunta. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 20:02:22 +0000 Barney Sherman 23536 at http://iowapublicradio.org Yang's Grieg, Giunta's Mahler 5th from DM Live from DM, It's Yankee Doodle Pops! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/live-dm-its-yankee-doodle-pops <p>Join us at 8 PM on Wednesday, July 3rd&nbsp;for this year's Yankee Doodle Pops concert - LIVE from Des Moines! &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jared McCarty, winner of the symphony’s “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” contest, will kick off the concert at 8:30 with the </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Star Spangled Banner. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:57:42 +0000 Barney Sherman 23371 at http://iowapublicradio.org Live from DM, It's Yankee Doodle Pops! Symphonies of Iowa for July 7 and July 8, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-july-7-and-july-8-2013 <p><strong>Des Moines Symphony – <em>Grieg Piano Concerto &amp; Mahler 5</em></strong></p><p><strong>Joseph Giunta, music director</strong><br><strong>Joyce Yang, guest pianist</strong></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18895 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for July 7 and July 8, 2013 Carmina Burana from Des Moines, Drake http://iowapublicradio.org/post/carmina-burana-des-moines-drake <p>Join us tonight at 7 to hear the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and Drake Choir and Drake University/Community Chorus perform Orff's stirring <em>Carmina Burana. </em>Also on the program: Krommer's Concerto for Two Clarinet featuring DMSO's astounding clarinetists, Gregory Oakes &amp; Clarence Padilla<strong>. </strong>The concert celebrates the 75-year partnership of Drake and the DMSO, which began in 1937 as the Drake/Des Moines Symphony. Music Director Joseph Giunta conducts, and soloists are Carrie Ellen Giunta, soprano, Christopher Pfund, tenor, and Robert Orth, baritone.</p><p></p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 20:15:19 +0000 Barney Sherman 21756 at http://iowapublicradio.org Carmina Burana from Des Moines, Drake Symphonies of Iowa for June 2 and June 3, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-june-2-and-june-3-2013 <p><strong>Des Moines Symphony – <em>Carmina Burana</em></strong></p><p><strong>Joseph Giunta, music director</strong><br><strong>Gregory Oakes &amp; Clarence Padilla, clarinets</strong><br><strong>Carrie Ellen Giunta, soprano</strong><br><strong>Christopher Pfund, tenor</strong><br><strong>Robert Orth, baritone</strong><br><strong>The Drake Choir and Drake University/Community Chorus, directed by Aimee Beckmann-Collier</strong><br><strong>Drake University Orchestra, directed by Akira Mori</strong></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18890 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for June 2 and June 3, 2013 DMSO Tchaikovsky 4: Music + Insight http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dmso-tchaikovsky-4-music-insight <p>Join us Monday at 7 PM as the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Joseph Giunta, performs Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony. Before the performance is a presentation from the "Beyond the Score" series (co-sponsored with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) taking us into the rich sources of this masterpiece, from Beethoven to ballet to Russian folk song. (you can sample it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4dSVuZldjc)</p><p></p> Sat, 11 May 2013 21:24:02 +0000 Barney Sherman 20627 at http://iowapublicradio.org DMSO Tchaikovsky 4: Music + Insight Symphonies of Iowa for May 12 and May 13, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-may-12-and-may-13-2013 <p><strong>Des Moines Symphony – <em>Tchaikovsky 4</em></strong></p><p><strong>Joseph Giunta, music director</strong></p><p><strong>TCHAIKOVSKY&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>Symphony No. 4 in F Minor</em></strong></p><p>In collaboration with the Chicago Symphony for their third BEYOND THE SCORE presentation, the Des Moines Symphony presents Tchaikovsky’s <em>Symphony No. 4 in F Minor. </em>This beautiful and inspiring four movement piece has captivated listeners since its first performance in Moscow in 1878.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18884 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for May 12 and May 13, 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 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 Symphonies of Iowa for March 24 and 25, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-march-24-and-25-2013 <p>Internationally-renowned pianist Jon Nakamatsu joins the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra for performances of Liszt’s first and second piano concertos. Nakamatsu, a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalist, has performed at the Chopin Institute in Warsaw, the Beijing International Piano Festival and with jazz pianist David Benoit at the prestigious Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA. This program under Maestro Joseph Giunta opens with music from Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera, <i>Hansel and Gretel. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:50:24 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 17998 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for March 24 and 25, 2013 Des Moines Symphony’s 75th Anniversary Commission http://iowapublicradio.org/post/des-moines-symphony-s-75th-anniversary-commission <p>This weekend the Des Moines Symphony performed new music commissioned for their seventy fifth season inspired by art from the city’s two block sculpture park.<br><br>Video version of this story.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j39mr7t9v50&amp;feature=share&amp;list=UUD2o-SvcudKvbwGsQMASb-g</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 07:08:26 +0000 John Pemble 8740 at http://iowapublicradio.org Des Moines Symphony’s 75th Anniversary Commission Classical and Classic (Des Moines Symphony) http://iowapublicradio.org/post/classical-and-classic-des-moines-symphony <p></p><p>The Des Moines Symphony concludes its season next month with a classical Russian program. In 1965, the season ended with something entirely different and a recording of that performance has just surfaced. “Iowa Archives” looks back at the symphony’s early years.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1800 at http://iowapublicradio.org Classical and Classic (Des Moines Symphony)