Biran & WCFSO in Tchaikovsky, Kodaly, Dahl

Aug 4, 2013

Tune in Monday at 7PM to hear the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony in concert. Dror Biran - "one of Israel's most admired and gifted pianists" - performs Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with the orchestra. Before that, Jason Weinberger conducts the orchestra in Kodaly's Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, also called the Peacock Variations because its theme is the Hungarian folk song Fly, Peacock Fly. (When Kodaly wrote the work in 1939 the text was a metaphor for political freedom.) The program opens with Ingolf Dahl’s Quodlibet on American Folk Tunes and Folk Dances. This encore broadcast in IPR's Symphonies of Iowa series is produced and hosted by Jacqueline Halbloom.

Israeli pianist Dror Biran
Credit Dror Biran