Performance Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org en "Opal" Sneak Preview Live @Noon Today! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opal-sneak-preview-live-noon-today <p>Join us at noon for a live sneak preview of <em>Opal</em>, by Iowa’s own Robert Lindsey-Nassif - who has composed eight new songs&nbsp; for his acclaimed musical and re-orchestrated it for its Midwest premiere (at CSPS in Cedar Rapids). Jacqueline Halbloom will host Robert and members of the cast; they'll perform selections and tell us more about the story of Opal Whitely, who was orphaned in a shipwreck and raised in an Oregon lumber camp, and grew up to be a well-known nature writer.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 23:43:48 +0000 Barney Sherman 35108 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Opal" Sneak Preview Live @Noon Today! Performance Iowa Special: Live Sneak-Peek of Robert Lindsey Nassif's "Opal," Tuesday, 1/21 at noon http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-special-live-sneak-peek-robert-lindsey-nassifs-opal-tuesday-121-noon <p>In Iowa Public Radio's Studio One, Robert Lindsey-Nassif and members of the CSPS <em>Opal </em>cast along with Iowa Public Radio’s Jacqueline Halbloom&nbsp;explore Lindsey Nassif’s critically-acclaimed musical, <em>Opal</em>. Iowa native&nbsp;Lindsey-Nassif, the composer, librettist, and director shares the background behind this unique riches-to-rags story of Opal Whiteley, a seven-year-old girl orphaned in a ship wreck and raised in an Oregon lumber camp.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 35002 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa Special: Live Sneak-Peek of Robert Lindsey Nassif's "Opal," Tuesday, 1/21 at noon Carmen LIVE from Cedar Rapids Sunday, 2PM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/carmen-live-cedar-rapids-sunday-2pm <p>Join us Sunday to hear&nbsp;Bizet's&nbsp;<em>Carmen </em>in the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre's new production live from the Paramount. Iowa native&nbsp;Janara Kellerman sings the title role of the gypsy seductress, Alok Kumar plays the love-struck Don José, and baritone Philip Torre appears as the toreador Escamillo. Music director Daniel Kleinknecht conducts Orchestra Iowa, and Jacqueline Halbloom hosts this live Performance Iowa special.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 02:00:49 +0000 Barney Sherman 35051 at http://iowapublicradio.org Carmen LIVE from Cedar Rapids Sunday, 2PM Sarah Jane McMahon on Performance Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sarah-jane-mcmahon-performance-iowa <p>Tune in Sunday at noon to hear the Des Moines Metro Opera recital of Sarah Jane McMahon on Performance Iowa.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Sarah has sung recently with the San Francisco Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, and Wiener Konzert Haus, in addition to singing opposite Placido Domingo in a gala concert. Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:51:01 +0000 Barney Sherman 33194 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sarah Jane McMahon on Performance Iowa 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 Brucemorchestra LIVE! Tonight at 7 PM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/brucemorchestra-live-tonight-7-pm <p>If you can't make it to Orchestra Iowa's annual outdoor concert at the Brucemore in Cedar Rapids, tune in to IPR Classical to hear it live. Tim Hankewich and co. will perform three Russian masterpieces everyone knows (and loves!): the <em>Polovtsian Dances </em>by Borodin (the basis of the song "Stranger in Paradise"); the Piano Concerto no. 2 of Rachmaninoff, featuring Iowa's extraordinary Miko Kominami as soloist; and Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony, with its rich drama, colorful evocations of Russian folk music, and barn-burning finale. Sun, 08 Sep 2013 04:19:40 +0000 Barney Sherman 28737 at http://iowapublicradio.org Brucemorchestra LIVE! Tonight at 7 PM WCFSO, Orchestra Iowa Outdoors on IPR http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wcfso-orchestra-iowa-outdoors-ipr <p>Two of Iowa's finest orchestra will perform outdoors this weekend, and IPR takes you there.&nbsp; At RiverLoop Ampitheatre in Waterloo at 7:30 tonight, you can hear the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony perform Dvorak's "New World Symphony" and a pair of Slavonic Dances (Jason Weinberger tells Barney Sherman about it in the first clip below). Then, Sunday night at the Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids, Orchestra Iowa performs an all-Russian program - Borodin, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky - to be broadcast live as part of IPR's Performance Iowa series. Sat, 07 Sep 2013 19:35:12 +0000 Barney Sherman 28726 at http://iowapublicradio.org WCFSO, Orchestra Iowa Outdoors on IPR 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! 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 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 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 Performance Iowa January 20, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-january-20-2013 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s Jacqueline Halbloom and co-host University of&nbsp; Iowa’s professor of voice, Dr. Katherine Eberle, present Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance Iowa</i> in a live broadcast of the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s performance of <i>La Boheme, </i>on location<i> </i>from the newly restored<i> </i>Paramount Theatre. As one of Puccini’s most frequently performed operas, La Boheme tells the story of, love and youthful idealism touched with darker elements of poverty, illness and tragedy. Puccini based the opera on Henri Murger’s novel, <i>La Vie de Boheme. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:23:40 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15544 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa December 22 and 23, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-december-22-and-23-2012 <p>The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony presents a special holiday concert with global sensation, <a href="http://www.thetexastenors.com/" target="_blank">The Texas Tenors</a>. Former finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” the trio is comprised of tenors John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:23:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15543 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa December 15, 16, and 22, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-december-15-16-and-22-2012 <p>Joined by <a href="http://www.balletquadcities.com/" target="_blank">Ballet Quad Cities</a>, Orchestra Iowa presents a performance of <a href="http://www.orchestraiowa.org/Events/20121201/171/The-Nutcracker.aspx" target="_blank">Tchaikovsky’s <i>Nutracker</i> ballet</a>. Tchaikovsky’s final ballet, <i>The Nutcracker </i>was first staged at the Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on December 18, 1892. It is based on E.T.A. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:21:52 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15542 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa December 8 and 9, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-december-8-and-9-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance Iowa</i> presents Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players’ Opus Inauguration Chamber Concert. Following the floods of 2008, the <a href="http://www.paramounttheatrecr.com/" target="_blank">Paramount Theatre </a>in Cedar Rapids, Iowa was closed due to severe damage. In restoration, teams worked to replicate the designs of the first Paramount built in 1920. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:21:04 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15541 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa November 22 and 25, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-november-22-and-25-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio Classical's <i>Performance Iowa </i>series presents encore broadcasts of Orchestra Iowa's 2012 <i>Brucemorchestra! </i>program. Recorded from the front lawn of the historic <a href="http://www.brucemore.org/" target="_blank">Brucemore Estate </a>in Cedar Rapids, this year's <i>Brucemorchestra! </i>program featured the American music of Gershwin, Grofé and Copland. Gershwin's impressionistic <i>An American in Paris</i> portrays the story of a young American, absorbing the sounds of French culture as he strolls down the streets of Paris. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:20:16 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15540 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa November 18, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-november-18-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance Iowa</i> presents a live broadcast of eighteen year old piano phenomenon, Conrad Tao’s performance at the Gallagher–Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. As a Chinese-American born in Urbana, Illinois, he was found playing children’s songs on the piano when he was only eighteen months old, and gave his first recital not long after at the age of four. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:19:28 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15539 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa November 10 and 11, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-november-10-and-11-2012 <p>To celebrate Veteran’s Day, Iowa Public Radio Classical's Performance Iowa will present an encore broadcast of the Des Moines Symphony's 18th Annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert.&nbsp;Titled A John Williams American Spectacular, the concert features Maestro Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra performing patriotic favorites, opening with the National Anthem, sung by Leah McIntire-Barnett, the winner of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s 2012 "Oh Say Can You Sing?" competition. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:18:42 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15538 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa November 3 and 4, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-november-3-and-4-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio concludes their <i>Performance Iowa’s </i><i>Opera in October</i> series with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s 2012 production of Franz Lehar’s <i>The Merry Widow</i>. A wealthy widow struggles with where to invest her money. Written in 1905 by Franz Lehár, <i>The Merry Widow</i> tells the comical story of the well-to-do widow Hanna, wooed by Prince Danilo from 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.” Executive director Dr. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:17:05 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15536 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa October 27 and 28, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-october-27-and-28-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance Iowa’s Opera in October</i> series presents the University of Northern Iowa School of Music’s-Opera Theatre presentation of <i>Die Fledermaus</i>. 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>(Recorded March 31, 2011)</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:16:08 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15535 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa October 20 and 21, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-october-20-and-21-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance Iowa</i> presents <i>Opera in October</i> with the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 Fortieth Anniversary Festival Season performance of Tchaikovsky’s <i>Eugene Onegin</i>. 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. The Des Moines Metro Opera joins with Ballet Des Moines to bring this magnificent work to life. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:15:24 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15534 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa October 13 and 14, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-october-13-and-14-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance </i>Iowa features the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 performance of La<i> Rondine (The Swallow.) </i>Des Moines Metro Opera chose to bring this opera to life once again for their Fortieth Anniversary 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 <i>Opera News </i>and John Viscardi performing the poet Prunier. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:14:33 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15533 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa October 6 and 7, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-october-6-and-7-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance Iowa</i> kicks off their <i>Opera in October</i> series with performances featuring the Des Moines Metro Opera’s Fortieth Anniversary season. &nbsp;Iowa Public Radio’s first broadcast showcases the Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece <i>Don </i>Giovanni. The cast includes Marjorie Owens, as Donna Anna, and Zulimar Lopez-Hernandez, as Zerlina, who were both highlighted last summer in <i>Opera </i>News. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:13:45 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15532 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa September 9, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-september-9-2012 <p>Iowa Public Radio Classical's <i>Performance Iowa </i>series presents a live broadcast of Orchestra Iowa's 2012 <i>Brucemorchestra! </i>program. Broadcast from the front lawn of the historic <a href="http://www.brucemore.org/" target="_blank">Brucemore Estate</a> in Cedar Rapids, this year's <i>Brucemorchestra! </i>program features the American music of Gershwin, Grofé and Copland. Gershwin's impressionistic rhapsody<i> An American in Paris</i> portrays the story of a young American, absorbing the sounds of French culture as he strolls down the streets of Paris. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:12:53 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15531 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa July 15 and 16, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-july-15-and-16-2012 <p>As the <a href="http://cvcmf.com/" target="_blank">Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival’s</a> sixth season prepares to open on July 21, Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance Iowa</i> series proudly presents a broadcast of the festival’s opening concert from their 2011 season, titled <i>Gypsy Airs and Hungarian Dances</i>. Founded in 2006, the CVCMF strives to bring classical music to new audiences in uniquely diverse venues. This program includes performances of Tajčević’s <i>Seven Balkan Dances, </i>Dvořák’s <i>Gypsy Songs Op. 55</i> and Brahms’ <i>Piano Quartet in G minor Op. 25.</i></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:12:11 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15530 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa July 8 and 9, 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-july-8-and-9-2012 <p>As the <a href="http://www.desmoinesmetroopera.org/" target="_blank">Des Moines Metro Opera’s</a> Fortieth Anniversary Season draws to a close, Iowa Public Radio’s <i>Performance Iowa</i> brings to you a recital by lyric baritone John Michael Moore. Before singing the title role in this season’s <i>Eugene Onegin,</i> Mr. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:11:12 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 15529 at http://iowapublicradio.org