Jacqueline Halbloom

Classical Music Host

Jacqueline Halbloom, now in her 14th year in classical public radio, currently serves as Iowa Public Radio’s producer and host of Symphonies of Iowa, Performance Iowa and Iowa Arts Showcase. In addition to her on-air duties, Jacqueline serves on the Friends board of UNI’s Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.  A true lover of music and public radio, Jacqueline is indeed a great advocate for the fine arts in Iowa.

She brings to her work a background both practical and theoretical: Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Music Education, which she used as a teacher of orchestra students. As a player, she performed in the viola section of the Eugene Symphony, the Des Moines Symphony, and Cedar Rapids Symphony (now known as Orchestra Iowa).  She is adequately familiar with the numerous slanders against the viola versus the violin. (Why is a viola more useful than a violin?  Being larger, it burns longer).  Even after many bad jokes, Jacqueline remains positive about music and public radio’s ability to enrich the lives of all who listen.

Jacqueline's favorite shows are University Concert and Choral Tradition.

Iowa Public Radio’s January edition of our Iowa Arts Showcase opens 2013 with soprano, Sarah Jane McMahan, who shares background on her unusual journey to the opera stage and  details about her upcoming recital on January 6th for the Des Moines Metro Opera’s Des Moines Guild Chapter. Guest director Stanley M.

Iowa Public Radio’s December Iowa Arts Showcase investigates the Des Moines Metro Opera’s Opera Iowa Three Little Pigs 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.

Join Iowa Public Radio’s Iowa Arts Showcase on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. to explore several upcoming Iowa events.

Join Iowa Public Radio’s Iowa Arts Showcase on Saturday, October 6th at 11 a.m.

Paula Forest, Artistic Director of the Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association, 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.

American director and choreographer Pat Birch teams up with Shari Roads, Music Director of Way Off Broadway, to highlight their upcoming production of The Orphan Train, a new musical taking place at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield.

This month Jacqueline speaks with Michael Egel, Artistic Director of Des Moines Metro Opera, about the 40th anniversary season of the company.  She will preview this month's Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival with impresario Hunter Capoccioni.  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.

Faculty Artist and University of Northern Iowa Associate Professor of Piano, Sean Botkin, will make an appearance during the 3 o’clock hour to chat with Jacqueline about his recent debut at Ravinia performing the Rachmaninoff 4th Piano Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Gianandrea Noseda. Mr.

Maestro Joe Giunta, music director of the Des Moines Symphony, joins host Jacqueline Halbloom during the 2 o'clock hour to discuss the DMSO's third annual "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" competition.

Join host Jacqueline Halbloom during the 3 o'clock hour for an interview with Kristine McIntyre, stage director of the Des Moines Metro Opera's 2012 production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.

Maestro Giunta, music director of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, joins host Jacqueline Halbloom to discuss the final concert of the DMSO's 2011-2012 season.

Professor Emeritus of Grand View University Robert M. Speed joins host Jacqueline Halbloom during the 2 o'clock hour to discuss the Alice Jordan memorial concert, to be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 4 p.m.

Maestro Intrilligator, music director of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, joins host Jacqueline Halbloom during the 2 o'clock hour to discuss the DSO's season finale on April 14 and 15, 2012.

Maestro Giunta, music director of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, joins Jacqueline during the 3 o'clock hour for an interview on the DMSO's upcoming concert, Dvořák & Superman.

Maestro Giunta joins host Jacqueline Halbloom by phone during the 3 o'clock hour to talk about this weekend's Des Moines Symphony program, Dvorak and Superman. The DMSO will be joined by guest cellist Joshua Roman for their performance of Lalo's Cello Concerto in d minor.

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