This encore broadcast of Iowa Public Radio's Symphonies of Iowa features Orchestra Iowa's “National Romance” concert. The performance features three iconic works from the late romantic era and early 20th century, each of which defines the style of music in their nation.
First is Elgar's tribute to Jean Froissart, whose Chronicles described the great era of chivalry. Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 depicts Finnish patriotism, and Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major represents the French style while flirting with American jazz influences. Orchestra Iowa performs with the dazzling concert pianist Anna Polonsky on the Ravel. Please tune in on Monday, July 25 to hear this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast.
Elgar - Froissart Overture
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G Major
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Tim Hankewich, conductor
Anna Polonsky, piano
(Concert recorded September 26, 2015)