Acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation,” JoAnn Falletta is a much-sought guest conductor and a vibrant presence on the podium. This energetic concert opens with Brahms’s lively Academic Festival Overture. Next, the virtuosic Oasis Quartet plays Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso, a masterpiece for four saxophones and orchestra. Finally, Bruckner’s monumental Fourth Symphony, his “cathedral of sound,” will take your breath away with its blazing power and majesty. Tune in Sunday, March 26th at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, March 27th at 7 p.m. for IPR’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast!
BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
BOLCOM Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”
JoAnn Falletta, guest conducting
(Concert recorded Jan. 28-29, 2017)