This week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast features Orchestra Iowa’s “A Hero’s Life” concert. The orchestra performs works by Sibelius, Wagner, Dvorak, and Richard Strauss.
Strauss’ breathtaking Ein Heldenleben chronicles the life and loves of a hero (presumably the composer himself) and is regarded as the pinnacle of his orchestral writing. The remainder of the pieces on the program pay tribute to various mythic legends, including Dvorak’s final orchestral work. Like the Strauss, Dvorak’s A Hero’s Song places the artist in the role of the ultimate hero. Tune in on Sunday, July 10 at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast!
SIBELIUS Lemminkïnen’s Return
WAGNER Siegfried’s Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
DVORAK A Hero’s Song
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben
Timothy Hankewich, Music Director & Conductor