Joseph Giunta http://iowapublicradio.org en Live Broadcast of Des Moines Symphony's annual Yankee Doodle Pops http://iowapublicradio.org/post/live-broadcast-des-moines-symphonys-annual-yankee-doodle-pops <p>Live from the West Terrace of Iowa’s State Capitol, Iowa Public Radio Classical is pleased to present the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s 21<sup>st</sup> annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:26:15 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 42009 at http://iowapublicradio.org Live Broadcast of Des Moines Symphony's annual Yankee Doodle Pops 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 To Russia with Giunta & Ilya from Des Moines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/russia-giunta-ilya-des-moines <p>Join us tonight at 7 PM as Joseph Giunta begins his 25th season leading the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra with an all-Russian program. It features his favorite post-Romantic symphony - Rachmaninov's Second- plus the return to Des Moines of&nbsp; Ilya Yakushev, a prize-winning Russian pianist, who plays Prokofiev's scintillating Third Concerto. The broadcast is part of our Symphonies of Iowa series, produced and hosted by Jacqueline Halbloom.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:54:02 +0000 Barney Sherman 35338 at http://iowapublicradio.org To Russia with Giunta & Ilya from Des Moines 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 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 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 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! 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)