Timothy Hankewich http://iowapublicradio.org en Orchestra Iowa's Beethoven 7, Italian Gems http://iowapublicradio.org/post/orchestra-iowas-beethoven-7-italian-gems <p>Join us Sunday at noon or Monday at 7PM as Orchestra Iowa performs "the apotheosis of the dance" - Beethoven's wildly inspired Seventh Symphony - preceded by two neglected Italian masterpieces. Nino Rota is best known for his film scores for Fellini and Coppola, but was even more important as a concert composer, and double-bass virtuoso Volkan Orhon shows what we've been missing in the Divertimento Concertante. And Giuseppe Martucci's Nocturne is an inexplicably neglected beauty, as Tim Hankewich and the orchestra demonstrate in this concert recorded at the Paramount in Cedar Rapids. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 17:59:45 +0000 Barney Sherman 36959 at http://iowapublicradio.org Orchestra Iowa's Beethoven 7, Italian Gems Iowa Symphonies Evolve to Survive http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-symphonies-evolve-survive <p>When Barney Sherman started planning his career in classical music, his supervisor told him, “Don’t even think about it, classical music is dying…the stations are closing, everyone’s looking for another career, it’s over.” But, 23 years later, Sherman is a Senior Music Producer at Iowa Public Radio, and Iowa’s classical industry is thriving.</p><p>Not that Iowa’s symphonies have not gone through some evolution.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:18:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Emily Woodbury 35225 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Symphonies Evolve to Survive Symphonies of Iowa presents Orchestra Iowa's "Bachtoberfest" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-orchestra-iowas-bachtoberfest <p>Join us Monday at 7PM as the 2013-2014 Symphonies of Iowa season opens with Orchestra Iowa's "Bachtoberfest." The concert, which pays tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach, opens with his <em>Fugue</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> in G minor, BWV 578</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, originally for organ but orchestrated by Lucien </span>Cailliet<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It is followed by a&nbsp; tribute to the master by Timothy Kramer, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">BACH meets EsCHer</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 34069 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa presents Orchestra Iowa's "Bachtoberfest" Iowa Bachtoberfest & Goldberg Greatness http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-bachtoberfest-goldberg-greatness <p>Tune in this afternoon as Tim Hankewich joins Barney Sherman to tell us about the upcoming Bachtoberfest concerts in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Ottumwa&nbsp; - and Barney shares a new recording of <em>The Goldberg Variations</em> that would knock Bach&#39;s wig off!</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 04:00:46 +0000 Barney Sherman 30239 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Bachtoberfest & Goldberg Greatness 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 Orchestra Iowa: Brahms 3, Elgar Enigma http://iowapublicradio.org/post/orchestra-iowa-brahms-3-elgar-enigma <p>Tune in at 7 PM to hear Orchestra Iowa in one of music director Tim Hankewich's favorite works: Brahms's Third Symphony. Also on the program is a Concertino by Carl Maria von Weber, with euphonium soloist Roger Oyster, and Edward Elgar's "Enigma" Variations. The concert was recorded in March and is part of our Symphonies of Iowa series.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 04 May 2013 21:55:19 +0000 Barney Sherman 20263 at http://iowapublicradio.org Orchestra Iowa: Brahms 3, Elgar Enigma