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University Concert
10:34 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert June 23 and 24, 2012

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

University Concert
10:33 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert June 16 and 17, 2012

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

University Concert
10:32 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert June 9 and 10, 2012

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

University Concert
10:31 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert June 2 and 3, 2012

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

University Concert
10:30 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert May 26 and 27, 2012

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

University Concert
10:29 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert May 19 and 20, 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.

University Concert
10:28 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert May 12 and 13, 2012

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

University Concert
10:26 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert May 5 and 6, 2012

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

University Concert
10:25 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert April 28 and 29, 2012

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

University Concert
10:24 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert April 21 and 22, 2012

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

University Concert
10:23 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert April 14 and 15, 2012

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

University Concert
10:20 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert April 7 and 8, 2012

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.

University Concert
10:18 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert March 31 and April 1, 2012

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

University Concert
10:17 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert March 24 and 25, 2012

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

University Concert
10:15 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert March 17 and 18, 2012

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

University Concert
9:28 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert March 10 and 11, 2012

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.

University Concert
9:27 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert March 3, 2012

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

Symphonies of Iowa
4:39 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa February 24 and 25, 2013

Orchestra Iowa’s Chamber Players present their second concert of the season. Among the pieces performed is Bach’s Concerto for Violin, Viola and Continuo. The Chamber Players present Hurnik’s Sonata da Camera. Hurnik is known for his film scripts, radio plays and concerts for children. The music of Bach’s fifth child, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach graces the concert with the Duet for Flute and Violin. The concert continues with yet another work by Bach’s son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. W.F.

Symphonies of Iowa
4:38 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa February 17 and 18, 2013

Kodály’s Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, sometimes referred to as the “Peacock Variations,” was commissioned in 1939 by the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. For the main thematic material, Kodály chose an ancient Hungarian folk song titled Fly, Peacock Fly, the text of which metaphorically advocated for political freedom. Pianist Dror Biran joins Jason Weinberger and the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony for a masterful performance of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

Symphonies of Iowa
4:36 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa February 10 and 11, 2013

Members of Orchestra Iowa’s Chamber Players bring to life Schubert’s String Trio in Bb Major which Schubert wrote during a time when he was involved in informal chamber music performances. The Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players also present a lively rendition of Mozart’s Trio in C Major, written in the summer of 1788. Finally, the Chamber Players will fill the air with Faure’s Piano Quartet in G minor. This piece is known for its tranquil and harmonically rich melodies.

(Concert recorded Sept. 21 and Sept. 23, 2012)

Symphonies of Iowa
4:36 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa February 3 and 4, 2013

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony’s opening concert of their eighty-third season begins with selections from Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, a semi-opera adapted from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Composer and singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane joins the WCFSO for a performance of his recent work for baritone and chamber orchestra, Crane Palimpest. The program closes with Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, which he summarizes in his autograph score:

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Symphonies of Iowa
4:35 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa January 27 and 28, 2013

Iowa Public Radio’s 2012-2013 Symphonies of Iowa season kicks off with Maestro Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony opening their seventy-fifth season with music from the Austrian film composer, Ernest Korngold.

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Symphonies of Iowa
4:31 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa December 10, 2012

Tchaikovsky Gold Medalist Barry Douglas makes his Iowa debut with the Des Moines Symphony playing Rachmaninoff’s blazing third piano concerto. The sultry Danzon by Marquez has become a DMSO audience favorite. The orchestra’s Spirit of America season concludes with perhaps the most quintessentially American work – Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.

(Concert recorded May 12-13, 2012)

Symphonies of Iowa
4:31 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa December 3, 2012

Orchestra Iowa’s 2011-2012 season concludes with a program featuring the music of Dvořák, Bartok and Shostakovich. Dvořák’s Slavic Dance No. 8 is from a series of pieces inspired by Brahms’ Hungarian Dances. Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta is truly a piece that is meant to be heard live, as the strings are divided into two groups and placed antiphonally on opposite sides of the stage. Following a series of works denounced by the Communist Party, Shostakovich delivered a rousing symphony that not only pleased critics, but audiences too.

Symphonies of Iowa
4:30 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa November 26, 2012

Maestro Mark Russell Smith, Music Director and Conductor of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, leads the orchestra in an international collaboration culminating in a large-scale performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. This epic masterwork combines a non-liturgical setting of the Requiem Mass with nine poems by English poet and fallen World War I soldier, Wilfred Owen.

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Symphonies of Iowa
4:29 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa November 19, 2012

Violinist Miriam Fried joins Maestro Intriligator and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra for a performance of the Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major. Written in 1878, the concerto features a rich thematic material, folk-like melodies and a fiery final movement. The DSO opens the concert with another dramatic favorite, Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, followed by his Symphony No. 39.

(Concert recorded Feb. 11-12, 2012)

Symphonies of Iowa
4:29 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa November 12, 2012

The Des Moines Symphony opens with one of Iowa’s most celebrated composers—the three-time Grammy-winner Michael Daugherty. His brilliant and fun Red Cape Tango celebrates a certain superhero from his Metropolis Symphony, and there is nothing more American than being “able to leap tall buildings!” The young American cellist Joshua Roman makes his Des Moines debut and Maestro Guinta conducts his favorite Dvořák symphony.

(Concert recorded April 14-15, 2012)

Symphonies of Iowa
4:28 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa November 5, 2012

Select Orchestra Iowa wind players open this Chamber Showcase concert with Arnold Bax’s Elegiac Trio, inspired by Ireland’s 1919 Easter Rebellion. The brief but brilliant Entr’acte for Flute and Harp by French composer Jacques Ibert follows, and Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A, abounding with Bohemian folk melodies, closes the program.

(Concert recorded April 14, 2012)

Symphonies of Iowa
4:27 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa October 29, 2012

It caused a riot at its premiere and later, a battle of words between its composer and the Walt Disney Company. Now, nearly a century after its composition, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring still retains the capacity to shock and move us more than almost any other work in the orchestral repertoire. This third and most revolutionary of the ballet scores Stravinsky composed for the legendary impresario Serge Diaghilev, was written between 1911 and 1913.  The Rite of Spring may no longer set off riots, but it still packs quite a wallop.

Symphonies of Iowa
4:26 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Symphonies of Iowa October 22, 2012

Composed for Good Friday services during Bach’s first year at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, the St. John Passion is a dramatic representation of the Passion as told in the Gospel of John. The work is constructed of recitatives and choruses, reflective chorales and arias, and is framed by a two choruses, the second of which is followed by one final chorale. Luther College’s Nordic Choir joins Orchestra Iowa to present this monumental work.

(Concert recorded March 24-25, 2012)

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