Iowa Arts Showcase en April IAS, featuring the Metropolitan Chorale, Judicaël Perroy, Vadym Kholodenko, and more! <p></p><p>Stay dry this April as Iowa Public Radio kicks off another <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em>. This month our features include:</p><ul><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="">Metropolitan Chorale’s 60<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Concert</a>: Sunday, April 13, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls</em></li><li><em>&nbsp;<a href="">Judicaël Perroy guitar recital</a>: April 19, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, Des Moines</em></li><li><em><a href="">UI Opera Theatre’s “Die Fledermaus”</a>: May 2-4, Englert Theatre, Iowa City</em></li><li><em><a href="">Vadym Kholodenko</a>: April 13, 3 p.m., Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:38:12 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 38268 at April IAS, featuring the Metropolitan Chorale, Judicaël Perroy, Vadym Kholodenko, and more! Iowa Arts Showcase Today @ 11AM or 5PM <p>Join Jacqueline Halbloom to hear about four musical events coming up in Iowa next month:</p><ul><li>The <strong>Metropolitan Chorale'</strong>s 60th&nbsp;Anniversary Concert</li><li>The Iowa recital of the 2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, Ukrainian pianist<strong> Vadym Kholodenko</strong></li><li>The UI School of Music's<strong> Die Fledermaus </strong>at the Englert</li><li>The Des Moines recital of award-winning French classical guitarist <strong>Judicael Perroy</strong></li></ul> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:05:21 +0000 Barney Sherman 37953 at Iowa Arts Showcase Today @ 11AM or 5PM Herrera, Weill & Black History Month on IAS <p>Join Jacqueline Halbloom at 5PM&nbsp;as Iowa Arts Showcase finds out about&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tallcorn</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Jazz Festival,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a Kurt </span>Weill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> show with poetry by Langston Hughes, and</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> more. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 03:13:01 +0000 Barney Sherman 35986 at Herrera, Weill & Black History Month on IAS February Iowa Arts Showcase Takes Center Stage Saturday, February 8 <p></p><p>Iowa Public Radio’s February Edition of the <em>Iowa Arts Showcase </em>provides a front row seat to the University of Northern Iowa’s Tallcorn Jazz Festival and Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz with guest artist Nachito Herrera. Iowa Public Radio’s Jacqueline Halbloom sits down with Herrera to discuss his early introduction to the world of classical and jazz piano along with his experience as an educator. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:46:50 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 35717 at February Iowa Arts Showcase Takes Center Stage Saturday, February 8 Iowa Arts Showcase at 5PM <p>Tune in to this month’s Iowa Arts Showcase as Jacqueline Halbloom updates us on exciting events in Dubuque, Cedar Falls and the Quad Cities. She visits the University of Dubuque to speak to its president, Jeffrey Bullard, and Heritage Center Executive Director, Thomas Robbins, about the new Heritage Center and upcoming performers like the King’s Singers. Also, Dubuque-born composer Michael Gilbertson tell us about his new opera, <em>Breaking</em>, premiering on November 13 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. &nbsp;Then, in Cedar Falls, Dr. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:46:49 +0000 Barney Sherman 31421 at Iowa Arts Showcase at 5PM Iowa Arts Showcase November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. <p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:38:07 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 31357 at Iowa Arts Showcase November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Iowa Arts Showcase: Saturday 11AM & 5PM <p>Join us for October&rsquo;s Iowa Arts Showcase. Host Jacqueline Halbloom interviews: Jeff Fleming of the Des Moines Art Center about its upcoming <em>Gravity and Grace </em>exhibit featuring the art of El Anatsui; Iowa Composer&rsquo;s Forum members Jillian Whitaker of UNI and Jerry Owen of Coe College; actress Tanna Frederick, cofounder of the Iowa Independent Film Festival;&nbsp; and Bernard McDonald and Bruce Brown about their upcoming Simpson College opera productions.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 22:14:38 +0000 Barney Sherman 30126 at Iowa Arts Showcase: Saturday 11AM & 5PM Iowa Arts Showcase October 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. <p></p><p>Iowa Public Radio&#39;s next&nbsp;<em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em>&nbsp;broadcast will air Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Join us as Iowa Public Radio&#39;s Jacqueline Halbloom interviews Jeff Fleming, Executive Director at the Des Moines Art Center. Fleming will discuss the upcoming exhibition:&nbsp;<em>Gravity and Grace</em></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:47:07 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 30050 at Iowa Arts Showcase October 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Iowa Arts Showcase at 5PM <p>Prepare to move to the beat of a different drummer on the September <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em> as Matt Andreini discusses the Iowa/Hungary Percussion Project,&nbsp; which has commissioned works from three Iowan and three Hungarian composers for percussion duo. Also, Deborah Dakin &amp; Robert Elfline of Augustana College tell us about Laura Kaminsky's <em>And Trouble Came: An African AIDS Diary</em>, which they'll be performing in Davenport with the Tikkun Trio.&nbsp; Orchestra Iowa’s Tim Hankewich and Hancher's Chuck Swanson update us on their respective 2013-14 seasons. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:43:57 +0000 Barney Sherman 29061 at Iowa Arts Showcase at 5PM Iowa Arts Showcase Today, 11AM & 5PM <p>Join host Jacqueline Halbloom for August's "Iowa Arts Showcase." She speaks to Brooke Joyce, composer-in-residence at Luther College, about the new outdoor installation/symphony "Talking Trees," which he and Harvey Sollberger created from the sounds of birds chirping, frogs croaking, and the wind in the grass. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:08:58 +0000 Barney Sherman 26823 at Iowa Arts Showcase Today, 11AM & 5PM Iowa Arts Showcase June 1, 2013 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. <p></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 15:41:08 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 21310 at Iowa Arts Showcase June 1, 2013 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Iowa Arts Showcase - May 4, 2013 - 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. <p></p><p>On the May edition of Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em>, we will hear from Laura Johnson on the University of Iowa Opera Theatre’s production of Mozart’s <em>La Clemenza di Tito</em>. Johnson is a visiting professor to the university and the guest director to the ensemble. The performance took place at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on May 2, 3, 4, and 5.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:20:02 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 20513 at Iowa Arts Showcase - May 4, 2013 - 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Iowa Arts Showcase Today at 5 PM <p>Join Jacqueline Halbloom for previews of some major arts events in our state. This month, director Laura Johnson leads off, telling us about the production in Iowa City this weekend of Mozart's second-to-last opera, <em>La Clemenza di Tito</em>. Next comes David Janssen of the Brucemore in Cedar Rapids on this summer's events; then Hugh Pettersen of the Gallagher-Bluedorn in Cedar Falls tells us about the upcoming <em>Creme de la Creme 13</em>. Finally, Michael Egle of the Des Moines Metro Opera updates us on its next season. Hear them at 5 PM Saturday on IPR Classical.</p><p></p> Sat, 04 May 2013 03:07:06 +0000 Barney Sherman & jac 20233 at Iowa Arts Showcase Today at 5 PM Iowa Arts Showcase April 6, 2013 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. <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 Iowa Arts Showcase April 6, 2013 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Iowa Arts Showcase March 2, 2013 <p>This month, Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Iowa Arts Showcase</i> includes <a href="" target="_blank">Trio 826 </a>who will be performing in the Castle Room at Wartburg College on March 10, 2013.&nbsp; This magnificent trio is comprised of three good friends<a href="" target="_blank"> Julia Bullard</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Susanna Klein</a>, and<a href="" target="_blank"> Hannah Holman</a> who all wanted to explore new and old classical music. Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18154 at Iowa Arts Showcase February 2, 2013 <div><p>Iowa Public Radio’s February <i>Iowa Arts Showcase</i> will come to you at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on February 2nd.</p><p>We’ll commemorate Black History month with the <a href="" target="_blank">African American Museum of Iowa</a>’s Executive Director, Tom Moore and their Director of Education, Michelle Poe, as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary connecting Iowans of all ages with American history. We’ll learn about their incredible museum events and activities planned through-out the year, and why African American history IS American history.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:50:12 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15516 at Iowa Arts Showcase January 5, 2013 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s January edition of our <i>Iowa Arts Showcase</i> opens 2013 with&nbsp;soprano, <a href="" target="_blank">Sarah Jane McMahan</a>, who shares background on her unusual journey to the opera stage and &nbsp;details about her upcoming recital on <a href="" target="_blank">January 6th for the Des Moines Metro Opera’s Des Moines Guild Chapter</a>. Guest director <a href="" target="_blank">Stanley M. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:49:14 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15515 at Iowa Arts Showcase December 1, 2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s December <i>Iowa Arts Showcase </i>investigates the Des Moines Metro Opera’s <a href="" target="_blank">Opera Iowa <i>Three Little Pigs</i> </a>adventure for a 13-week whirlwind tour starting in January. The DMMO’s artistic director, Michael Egel, outlines the Opera Iowa Troupe’s arts education goals as they perform at community centers, concert halls, gymnasiums and classrooms all across the state.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:48:31 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15514 at Iowa Arts Showcase November 3, 2012 <p>Join Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Iowa Arts Showcase</i> on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. to explore several upcoming Iowa events. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:47:37 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15513 at Iowa Arts Showcase October 6, 2012 <p>Join Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Iowa Arts Showcase</i> on Saturday, October 6th at 11 a.m. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:45:55 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15512 at Iowa Arts Showcase September 1, 2012 <p>Paula Forest, Artistic Director of the <a href="" target="_blank">Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association</a>, tells us what to expect during the 2012-2013 concert season, which features performances from world-class performers including pianist Ann Schein, violinist Rachel Barton Pine and concertmaster of the Des Moines Symphony, Jonathan Sturm. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:44:38 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15511 at Iowa Arts Showcase August 11, 2012 <p>American director and choreographer Pat Birch teams up with Shari Roads, Music Director of <a href="" target="_blank">Way Off Broadway</a>, to highlight their upcoming production of <a href="" target="_blank"><i>The Orphan Train</i></a>, a new musical taking place at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:43:52 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15510 at Iowa Arts Showcase July 7, 2012 <p>This month Jacqueline speaks with Michael Egel, Artistic Director of Des Moines Metro Opera, about the 40th anniversary season of the company.&nbsp; She will preview this month's Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival with impresario Hunter Capoccioni.&nbsp; Educator and musician Bill Shepherd discusses the band movement in Iowa, and, Maestro Joseph Giunta previews the 75th anniversary season of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:43:11 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15509 at