American Gothic en "American Gothic" World Premiere Monday <p>Tune in Monday at 7PM&nbsp;to hear a musical high point of 2013: Orchestra Iowa's world premiere of "American Gothic," which it commissioned from composer Michael Daugherty. A Cedar Rapids native who has won international fame and multiple Grammy awards, Daugherty took his inspiration from the art of another Cedar Rapids native, Grant Wood. Orchestra Iowa is just now releasing a CD of the work, but you can re-audition the concert premiere on this Symphonies of Iowa rebroadcast, which also includes the Dvorak&nbsp;7th Symphony and Rachmaninoff's The Rock.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 21:42:53 +0000 Barney Sherman 34445 at "American Gothic" World Premiere Monday Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for Monday, January 6, 2014 <p>On Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> series’ encore broadcast Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7 p.m., Orchestra Iowa concludes their 2012-2013 symphonic season with the world-premiere of Michael Daugherty’s <em>American Gothic. </em>Michael Daugherty is a Cedar Rapids native and multiple Grammy-award winner. Orchestra Iowa commissioned this work, which was inspired by one of Grant Wood’s best-known paintings. Rachmaninov’s <em>The Rock</em> and Dvorak’s <em>Symphony No. 7</em> complete the program.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Featuring:</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 32051 at Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for Monday, January 6, 2014 Making Piece <p>Grant Wood said that when he painted American Gothic, he depicted the people he &ldquo;fancied should live in the house.&rdquo; Eighty years later, the woman living in the house looks nothing like the grim spinster in the painting. This hour, host Charity Nebbe travels to Eldon Iowa to visit <a href="" target="_blank">Beth Howard</a>, the author of the new book <a href="" target="_blank">Making Piece, a Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie</a>.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 24 at Making Piece The Woman in American Gothic <p>Grant Wood's sister, Nan, talks about the famous Iowa artist, and a fire at his studio that burned them both. The interview with Nan is held by the State Historical Society of Iowa,&nbsp;in Iowa City. Sounds from 1976, recorded in Cedar Rapids.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1963 at The Woman in American Gothic