Don’t forget to include Iowa Public Radio Classical in your Thanksgiving celebration this year, as we present a rebroadcast of Orchestra Iowa’s 2014 Brucemorchestra concert. Our Performance Iowa broadcast will air on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Recorded live on Sunday, September 7, 2014 on the grounds of Brucemore mansion in Cedar Rapids, this year’s Brucemorchestra theme was An American Salute. Featuring an All-American program, Orchestra Iowa performed works by Bernstein, Gershwin, and Copland. Bass-Baritone Kevin Deas, recently on the national tour of Porgy and Bess, joined Orchestra Iowa for Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Suite. The program, which kicked off Orchestra Iowa’s 93rd concert season, also includes Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, Overture to Candide, and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, as well as Kevin Deas singing several selections from Copland’s Old American Songs.