Prokofiev & Shostakovich with Nosikova, Jones

Aug 8, 2013

Tune in Saturday at 7AM or Sunday at 6PM to hear two irresistible works from 20th-Century Russia performed by the U of Iowa Symphony led by William LaRue Jones. UI piano professor Ksenia Nosikova performs Prokofiev's finest piano concerto, the Third; the orchestra then performs Shostakovich's Ninth, a work that thumbed its impudent nose at the expectation that "Ninth Symphony" means "heavy and serious." Professor Jones, the Director of Orchestral Studies at the U of Iowa, was called by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune “one of the most active and versatile symphonic conductors in America today, possessing a unique ability to work effectively with musicians at all levels of performing capability and experience." The broadcast is part of IPR's University Concert series.

William LaRue Jones, Professor and Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Iowa
Credit University of Iowa