University Concert

Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 8 p.m. on FM Classical

University Concert showcases the best our state has to offer with performances by student ensembles, faculty and visiting artists. Each week, the future stars of the concert stage and their talented instructors reveal the wealth of artistry and ability that can be found on the campuses of our colleges and universities in live performances recorded in concert halls around our state.

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A Drake University faculty recital by bass Edward Corpus, with pianist Nicholas Roth, recorded on October 23, 2011.

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William LaRue Jones, with guest artist mezzo-soprano Katharine Goeldner, recorded on May 2, 2012.

The ISU Wind Ensemble, with excerpts from concerts recorded on September 25 and October 18, 2011.

Part two of two: The Ames Piano Quartet, recorded live on October 16, 2011.

Part one of two: The Ames Piano Quartet, recorded live on October 16, 2011.

World-renowned pianist Kirill Gerstein, recorded in concert for the Ames Town & Gown Chamber Music Association on March 23, 2012.

Music by Bartok and Kodaly, recorded live at the 2011 Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival in Waterloo.  Performers include Lee Schmitz, Emily Osinski, Nathan Cook, Timothy Peters and Jennifer Stevenson.

A Drake University faculty recital by violinist Sarah Plum, with pianist Kate Boyd, recorded on April 21, 2011 in Des Moines.

A faculty recital by Drake University pianist Nicholas Roth, including Poulenc's music for "The Story of Babar the Little Elephant", narrated by Clive Elliott.  Recorded live on November 29, 2010.

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choirs of UNI, recorded live on April 25, 2012, performing Mozart's Requiem.

The Drake Choir and Chamber Choir, conducted by Aimee Beckmann-Collier, recorded in concert on March 13, 2012.

A faculty recital from trumpeter Randy Grabowski of UNI, recorded on January 24, 2012

Drake University Wind Symphony, conducted by Robert Meunier, with guest conductor Kenneth Kohlenberg, recorded in concert on December 2, 2011.  

ISU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jacob Harrison, with guest percussionist Matthew Coley, recorded in concert on September 23, 2011.

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under William LaRue Jones, performs Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique",  recorded live on  March 28, 2012.

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under William LaRue Jones, performs Gompper, Bristow, and Dukelsky, recorded live on February 29 and March 28, 2012.

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under William LaRue Jones, performs Brahms and Beethoven, recorded live on February 29, 2012.

Drake Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Akira Mori, recorded on March 12, 2012, featuring winners of the 2011 Concerto Competition.

“Crème de la Crème” benefit concert for the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, recorded May 6, 2011.

A flute recital by Drake professor Leslie Marrs, recorded on January 25, 2011.

A UNI faculty recital by horn player Yu-Ting Su, with pianist Dmitri Vorobiev, recorded on October 12, 2011.

For this Easter weekend, we'll hear a performance of parts II and III of Handel's Messiah, originally performed by the four choirs of ISU in May 2011.

ISU's two women's choirs, Cantamus and Lyrica, both under the direction of Kathleen Rodde, recorded in concert in October 2010.

The Drake University Wind Symphony, recorded live on February 19, 2012.

The Iowa Statesmen, ISU's male choral ensemble directed by James Rodde, recorded in concert on November 7, 2010.

Drake University's Leanne Freeman-Miller, soprano; Michelle Havlik-Jergens, piano. in a  concert titled "Letters From the Garden: Contemporary Songs by Female Composers", recorded on August 27. 2010.

A faculty recital from trumpeter Randy Grabowski of UNI, recorded on January 24, 2012.

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