Classical

Symphonies of Iowa
6:00 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa for April 14 and April 15, 2013

Credit Orchestra Iowa

Orchestra Iowa – Star-Crossed Lovers
Timothy Hankewich, music director
Frank Oden, actor

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Symphonies of Iowa
10:38 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa for April 7 and April 8, 2013

Guest Artist Hunter Capoccioni
Credit Hunter Capoccioni

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony – Past & Present, Hunter Capoccioni

Jason Weinberger, music director
Hunter
Capoccioni, bass

MOZART                              La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621, “March” and “Overture”
HARBISON                         Concerto for Bass Viol
BARBER                               Suite from Medea, Op. 23

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Iowa Arts Showcase
12:40 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Iowa Arts Showcase April 6, 2013 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Vladimir Gorbach, winner of the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America competition
Credit crossingsatcarnige.com

  Iowa Public Radio’s Iowa Arts Showcase, April edition will celebrate Public Radio Music Month with an appearance by the Amara Piano Quartet (formerly known as the Ames Piano Quartet) complete with their new members, pianist Mei-Hsuan Huang and violinist Boro Martinic. Mei-Hsuan and Boro will join with long-time piano quartet and Iowa State music faculty, violist Jonathan Sturm and cellist George Work to discuss the challenges and rewards of forming a new piano quartet and the joys of performing chamber music.

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Performance Iowa
12:12 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Arias in April Featuring Lehar's The Merry Widow

Scene from CROT's 2012 production of The Merry Widow
Credit Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre

On May 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. Iowa Public Radio’s Arias in April concludes with an encore broadcast of Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s 2012 production of The Merry Widow. Written in 1905 by Franz Lehár, The Merry Widow tells the comical story of the wealthy widow Hanna, wooed by Prince Danilo of the fictional country of Ponteverdo in an effort to save the country’s failing economy. Lehar’s score is full of luscious waltzes, including “Vilia” and “The Merry Widow Waltz.” Daniel Kleinknecht conducts. Orchestra Iowa musicians perform as the Opera Orchestra.

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Performance Iowa
11:58 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Arias in April Featuring Johann Strauss the Second's Die Fledermaus

Scene from the University of Northern Iowa Opera Theatre's 2011 performance of Die Fledermaus
Credit UNI Opera Theatre

Iowa Public Radio’s Performance Iowa’s Arias in April series presents an encore broadcast of the University of Northern Iowa School of Music’s-Opera Theatre presentation of Die Fledermaus at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013. This New Year’s Eve farce is filled with revenge, comedy, seduction, false identities, romance, and politics. UNI students excelled performing Strauss II’s operetta melodies and waltzes. Composed in only forty-two nights, this libretto has enraptured audiences since its debut in 1874.

This concert was recorded March 31, 2011.

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Performance Iowa
11:49 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Arias in April Featuring Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin

Scene from the DMMO's 40th Anniversary 2012 Season
Credit Des Moines Metro Opera

On Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. Iowa Public Radio’s Performance Iowa presents Arias in April with an encore broadcast of Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 Fortieth Anniversary Festival Season performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. This epic tale set from Pushkin’s novel in verse, tells the fateful story of youthful Tatiana falling in love with the mysterious and self-absorbed Onegin. Tchaikovsky’s irresistible melodies and trademark dances reflect the Russian atmosphere of his homeland.

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Performance Iowa
11:38 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Arias in April Featuring Puccini's La Rondine

Scene from the DMMO's 40th Anniversary 2012 Season
Credit Des Moines Metro Opera

Iowa Public Radio’s Arias in April features an encore broadcast of the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 performance of La Rondine (The Swallow) on April 13, 2013 at 7 p.m. Des Moines Metro Opera chose to bring this opera to life once again for their Fortieth Anniversary 2012 season after also performing it in their first year. The cast includes Joyce El-Khoury as Magda de Civry, making her Des Moines Metro Opera debut after being featured in Opera News and John Viscardi performing the poet Prunier.

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Symphonies of Iowa
11:25 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa for March 31 & April 1, 2013

Credit Orchestra Iowa

Orchestra Iowa Chamber: Concert 3
LECLAIR                                 Sonata for 2 Violas, Op. 12 #2
BOCCHERINI                         Trio in D minor, Op. 54, No. 5
MENDELSSOHN                    Quintet No. 2 in Bb Major, Op. 87

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Performance Iowa
9:53 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Arias in April featuring Mozart's Don Giovanni

Scene from the DMMO's 40th Anniversary 2012 Season
Credit Des Moines Metro Opera

Iowa Public Radio will celebrate Public Radio Music Month on Saturday evenings at 7 with Arias in April. Brought back by popular demand, Iowa Public Radio Classical will present encore broadcasts of the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 40th Anniversary season. We’ll also air again the UNI Opera Theatre’s production of Die Fledermaus and the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s Merry Widow performance.

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Symphonies of Iowa
8:50 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa for March 24 and 25, 2013

Van Cliburn Gold Medalist: Jon Nakamatsu

Internationally-renowned pianist Jon Nakamatsu joins the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra for performances of Liszt’s first and second piano concertos. Nakamatsu, a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalist, has performed at the Chopin Institute in Warsaw, the Beijing International Piano Festival and with jazz pianist David Benoit at the prestigious Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA. This program under Maestro Joseph Giunta opens with music from Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera, Hansel and Gretel.

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University Concert
12:00 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

University Concert March 16 and 17, 2013

Pianist Rika Uchida, with soprano Leanne Freeman-Miller, recorded on the Drake University campus on March 23, 2011.

Symphonies of Iowa
12:00 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa March 17 and 18, 2013

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, led by music director Jason Weinberger, joins forces with the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival to bring audiences an eclectic array of American chamber music. Opening the concert is Walter Piston’s Divertimento, written for nine instruments and commissioned by the International Society for Contemporary Music in 1946. John Harbison’s North and South is a cycle of six settings of poems by Elizabeth Bishop, scored for mezzo-soprano, English horn, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and bass.

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University Concert
12:00 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

University Concert March 9 and 10, 2013

A recital by pianist Nicholas Roth, recorded in November 2012.

Symphonies of Iowa
12:00 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa March 10 and 11, 2013

Orchestra Iowa triumphantly returns to the newly refurbished Paramount Theatre following the devastating flood of 2008. In this concert, Orchestra Iowa presents the orchestral suite from the romantically poignant opera, Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss. Der Rosenkavalier was an instant success following its Dresden premiere in January of 1911. The orchestra continues with Gunther Schuller’s most popular work, Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee.

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University Concert
12:00 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

University Concert March 2 and 3, 2013

The ISU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Michael Golemo, recorded on April 27, 2012.

Symphonies of Iowa
12:00 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa March 3 and 4, 2013

The Des Moines Symphony, led by Maestro Joseph Giunta, performs Paul Dukas’ programmatic scherzo, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, based on a ballad by the German poet Goethe. Guest artist Benny Kim joins the orchestra for a performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto. The concert closes with Berlioz’s monumental and programmatic  Symphonie Fantastique.

(Concert recorded Oct. 27 and 28, 2012)

Iowa Arts Showcase
12:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Iowa Arts Showcase March 2, 2013

This month, Iowa Public Radio’s Iowa Arts Showcase includes Trio 826 who will be performing in the Castle Room at Wartburg College on March 10, 2013.  This magnificent trio is comprised of three good friends Julia Bullard, Susanna Klein, and Hannah Holman who all wanted to explore new and old classical music.

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University Concert
12:00 pm
Sat February 23, 2013

University Concert February 23 and 24, 2013

The Drake Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Akira Mori, with trombone soloist Grady McGrannahan, recorded on October 9, 2012.

University Concert
11:27 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert February 16 and 17, 2013

An all-Beethoven concert by UNI professor and pianist Dmitri Vorobiev, recorded on December 3, 2012.

University Concert
11:26 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert February 9 and 10, 2013

A faculty recital by Drake pianist Rika Uchida, with guest Mio Aoike, also on piano, recorded September 9, 2012.

University Concert
11:25 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert February 2 and 3, 2013

The ISU Symphony Orchestra's "Concert of Soloists", recorded on March 24, 2012.

University Concert
11:24 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert January 26 and 27, 2013

Music by Prokofiev, Dohnanyi, and Ron Ford, from the 2011 Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival.

University Concert
11:23 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert January 19 and 20, 2013

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

University Concert
11:22 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert January 12 and 13, 2013

A faculty recital from Drake professor and flute player Leslie Marrs, recorded on October 21, 2012.

University Concert
11:21 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert January 5 and 6, 2013

Musicians from Marlboro, in an Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association concert, recorded on the ISU campus on April 19, 2012, plus music from an April 2010 concert by the Ames Piano Quartet.

University Concert
11:21 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert December 29 and 30, 2012

Musicians from Marlboro, in an Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association concert, recorded on the ISU campus on April 19, 2012.

University Concert
11:20 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert December 22 and 23, 2012

The Iowa State University Music Department presents its 56th annual Holiday Festival Concert. Over 300 students participate in this program of seasonal music, featuring Iowa State Singers, Iowa Statesmen, Cantamus, and Lyrica.

University Concert
11:19 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert December 15 and 16, 2012

The Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jacob Harrison, performs Tchaikovsky's Nutracker Suite. Tchaikovsky premiered his concert suite in 1892, using eight selections from the original Nutcracker Ballet. The suite was an instant success, and has since become a popular holiday favorite.

(Concert recorded December 2, 2011)

University Concert
11:18 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert December 8 and 9, 2012

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

University Concert
11:17 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert December 2, 2012

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

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