Jacqueline Halbloom http://iowapublicradio.org en August IAS brings in "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibit, wcfsymphony, C.Y. Stephens, OI, and more! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/august-ias-brings-hollywood-heartland-exhibit-wcfsymphony-cy-stephens-oi-and-more <p>With the new school year and opening artist series performances gracing stages all across the state, Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em> wants you to be in the right place at the right time. This month’s features include:</p><ul><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Iowa State Historical Society’s “Hollywood in the Heartland” exhibit, with curator Leo Landis</em></li><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>The wcfsymphony’s upcoming 2014-15 concerts, with their conductor Jason Weinberger;</em></em></li><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Silver Anniversary of the Hearst Center for the Arts, with UNI Professor Emeritus, Dr. George F. Day chatting about poet James Hearst;</em></li><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;">C.Y. Stephens’ Artist Series for their 2014-15 season, with Patti Cotter, &nbsp;Development and Sponsorship Manager, and Sara Compton, Programming Outreach Coordinator;</em></li><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;">And Orchestra Iowa’s upcoming 2014-15 season, with their music director Tim Hankewich.</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:52:05 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 44305 at http://iowapublicradio.org August IAS brings in "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibit, wcfsymphony, C.Y. Stephens, OI, and more! Iowa's Symphonies Make Their Own Music This Season With New Commissions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-symphonies-make-their-own-music-season-new-commissions <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> showcases an encore broadcast of the wcfsymphony’s “Spaces: Mahler 1 and World Premiere” concert this week. The program, which includes two Canzon by Gabrieli and Mahler’s <em>Symphony No. 1</em> also features the world premiere of a new work by composer Brooke Joyce called <em>Une Cité Moderne</em>. Brooke currently serves as the Composer-in-Residence at Luther College and is the newly elected president of the Iowa Composers Forum.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:57:54 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 43183 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Symphonies Make Their Own Music This Season With New Commissions Dead Man Walking: Intimate View of Death Row through Opera http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dead-man-walking-intimate-view-death-row-through-opera <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times;">The Des Moines Metro Opera's summer 2014 season includes “Dead Man Walking”, the company’s first work from the 21st century.&nbsp; It’s an adaptation of Sister Helen Prejean’s 1994 book about her experiences of ministering to death row inmates.&nbsp; The story is based on Prejean’s early prison ministry work when she became the spiritual advisor for death row inmate, Patrick Sonnier until his execution in 1984 at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.&nbsp; While the opera is based on Sonnier’s case, the story Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:07:10 +0000 John Pemble & Jacqueline Halbloom 42877 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dead Man Walking: Intimate View of Death Row through Opera July IAS spotlights Nordic Fest, Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, UI Summer Opera, and more! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/july-ias-spotlights-nordic-fest-cedar-valley-chamber-music-festival-ui-summer-opera-and-more <p>Tune in to Iowa Public Radio Classical as you pack the van for this summer’s music festival offerings. Arts events featured on this month’s <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em> include:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Nordic Fest, with Martha Griesheimer and Randy Schissel</em></li><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, with Hunter Cappoccioni</em></em></em></li><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Iowa Summer Opera’s production of “Patience,” with Nicholas Wuehrmann</em></li><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;">And Sleepy Bones Allison, aspiring middle school blues guitarist</em></li></ul><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:51:16 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 42716 at http://iowapublicradio.org July IAS spotlights Nordic Fest, Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, UI Summer Opera, and more! Live Broadcast of Des Moines Symphony's annual Yankee Doodle Pops http://iowapublicradio.org/post/live-broadcast-des-moines-symphonys-annual-yankee-doodle-pops <p>Live from the West Terrace of Iowa’s State Capitol, Iowa Public Radio Classical is pleased to present the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s 21<sup>st</sup> annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:26:15 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 42009 at http://iowapublicradio.org Live Broadcast of Des Moines Symphony's annual Yankee Doodle Pops Ukrainian Pianist Margaryta Golovko Wins First Prize in Midwest International Piano Competition http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ukrainian-pianist-margaryta-golovko-wins-first-prize-midwest-international-piano-competition <p>Congratulations to Margaryta Golovko, winner of the inaugural Midwest International Piano Competition! After competing this past week with nineteen other pianists in the senior division from eleven different countries, Margaryta is the winner of a $10,000 cash prize, a CD recording with the Blue Griffin label, a concerto performance with the wcfsymphony on November 1, 2014, and an optional 2-year professional management contract with Heartland Concert Artists.</p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 03:22:03 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41892 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ukrainian Pianist Margaryta Golovko Wins First Prize in Midwest International Piano Competition Three Finalists Face Off this Saturday for $10,000 in Midwest International Piano Competition http://iowapublicradio.org/post/three-finalists-face-saturday-10000-midwest-international-piano-competition <p class="Body">While sixteen of the greatest young senior division pianists from around the world begin to pack their bags, Elina Akselrud, Tomer Gewirtzman, and Margaryta Golovko are preparing for the final round of the senior division of the Midwest International Piano Competition, and the chance to win $10,000.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Iowa Public Radio speaks with Midwest International Piano Competition founders </span>Dmitri<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Vorobiev<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Sean </span>Botkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Hear the two University of Northern Iowa Piano Professors describe the origins of this inaugural event as they give us a peek behind the scenes.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:13:48 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41814 at http://iowapublicradio.org Three Finalists Face Off this Saturday for $10,000 in Midwest International Piano Competition Junior Division Finalists Selected in the Midwest International Piano Competition http://iowapublicradio.org/post/junior-division-finalists-selected-midwest-international-piano-competition <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Twenty-six young, world-class pianists from across the globe have been competing this week in the inaugural Midwest International Piano Competition. Iowa Public Radio speaks with the founders of the competition, Dmitri Vorobiev and Sean Botkin. Hear the two University of Northern Iowa Piano Professors describe the origins of this inaugural event as they give us a peek behind the scenes.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:59:45 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41770 at http://iowapublicradio.org Junior Division Finalists Selected in the Midwest International Piano Competition Mikado Mayhem: Live from Studio One with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mikado-mayhem-live-studio-one-cedar-rapids-opera-theatre <p>Iowa Public Radio Classical recently headed to Studio One with singers from the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s <em>Mikado </em>production. The Young Artist cast, along with conductor John Hollins and pianist Tony Nickle, performed selections from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta while giving us a glimpse behind the scenes of their upcoming performances at the historic Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41610 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mikado Mayhem: Live from Studio One with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre! Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Performs Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with Dubuque Symphony Orchestra http://iowapublicradio.org/post/van-cliburn-gold-medalist-performs-rachmaninoff-piano-concerto-no-3-dubuque-symphony-orchestra <p>To become a Van Cliburn gold medalist, what kind of piano should you learn on? Steinway? Yamaha? Jon Nakamatsu’s international career began on the keys of a humble toy organ. Concerned that at the age of four he would never be serious about playing the piano, Jon’s parents did not want to invest in an expensive instrument he would not use.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jon steps up to perform one of the most challenging pieces in the piano repertoire with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:45:44 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41665 at http://iowapublicradio.org Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Performs Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Live Broadcast of Top Notch Pianists in Midwest International Piano Competition Finals, June 7 at 5 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/live-broadcast-top-notch-pianists-midwest-international-piano-competition-finals-june-7-5 <p>Three of the world’s best young pianists will be competing in the finals for the first ever Midwest International Piano Competition, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa’s School of Music at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. Wed, 28 May 2014 17:50:12 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41349 at http://iowapublicradio.org Live Broadcast of Top Notch Pianists in Midwest International Piano Competition Finals, June 7 at 5 June Showcase Hosts Sister Prejean and Jake Heggie, CROT's "Mikado", the 5 Seasons Chamber, & more! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/june-showcase-hosts-sister-prejean-and-jake-heggie-crots-mikado-5-seasons-chamber-more <p>School is out for the summer with just enough time to catch up on arts events across the state on Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em>. Our June edition features:</p><ul><li><em>Sister Helen&nbsp;Prejean, humanitarian, author, and activist, discussing the evolution of her “Dead Man Walking,”</em></li><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael Gilbertson, Artistic Director of ChamberFest Dubuque, discussing the evolution of his “Juilliard in June” program into the new multiple concert series and workshop event.</em></li><li><em>Daniel&nbsp;Kleinknecht, artistic director of the Cedar Rapids Opera&nbsp;Theatre, talking about the&nbsp;CROT’s“Mikado”&nbsp;&nbsp;production,</em></li><li><em>Stephanie&nbsp;Wagor, festival artistic director, and Jason&nbsp;Weinberger, conductor and chamber music coach, sharing details about the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival</em></li><li><em>And composer Jake&nbsp;Heggie, talking about the unusual circumstances of his first opera based on Sister Helen&nbsp;Prejean’s&nbsp;book.</em> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:20:53 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 41297 at http://iowapublicradio.org June Showcase Hosts Sister Prejean and Jake Heggie, CROT's "Mikado", the 5 Seasons Chamber, & more! From Beethoven to Prairie Home, Bella does it all http://iowapublicradio.org/post/beethoven-prairie-home-bella-does-it-all <p>Avery Fisher Career Grant Winner, violinist Bella Hristova, soloed with the Des Moines Symphony in April of this year. She performed Beethoven’s magnificent <em>Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61</em>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bella is the guest artist on this week’s edition of Iowa Public Radio’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Symphonies of Iowa</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> series featuring the Des Moines Symphony’s </span>Giunta<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Conducts Beethoven: </span>Eroica<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> concert.</span></p> Sun, 11 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom & Tony Dehner 40374 at http://iowapublicradio.org From Beethoven to Prairie Home, Bella does it all One of Frank Lloyd Wright's, and Iowa's, Best-Kept Secrets http://iowapublicradio.org/post/one-frank-lloyd-wrights-and-iowas-best-kept-secrets <p></p><p>In 1950 famed architect Franck Lloyd Wright completed constructing one of his most comprehensive Usonian-styled homes called Cedar Rock. The house, perched high above the Wapsipinicon River is located in the Cedar Rock State Park outside of Quasqueton. Agnes and Lowell Walter, former owners of the Iowa Road Building Company, commissioned Wright to build a “modest home to be designed and built on a limestone bluff” on the Wapsi River. Lowell wanted to show that a beautiful house could be constructed in his home town without having to go to Florida or California.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 18:38:34 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom & Tony Dehner 40238 at http://iowapublicradio.org One of Frank Lloyd Wright's, and Iowa's, Best-Kept Secrets May IAS features Midwest International Piano Competition, Lowell Walter house, DMMO, and more! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/may-ias-features-midwest-international-piano-competition-lowell-walter-house-dmmo-and-more <p>As you dust off your gardening gloves for some May planting, let Iowa Public Radio sow a few upcoming arts-event seeds on the <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em>. May’s line-up includes:</p><p>·&nbsp;<em>UNI’s Assistant Professor of Piano Dmitri Vorobiev and Associate Professor of Piano Sean Botkin as they discuss the inaugural Midwest International Piano Competition</em></p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 21:11:56 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 39763 at http://iowapublicradio.org May IAS features Midwest International Piano Competition, Lowell Walter house, DMMO, and more! Symphonies of Iowa presents Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and Pianist Joyce Yang http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-des-moines-symphony-orchestra-and-pianist-joyce-yang <p>Back by popular demand from last season, Iowa Public Radio presents the&nbsp;<em>Symphonies of Iowa</em>&nbsp;series, showcasing the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s&nbsp;<em>Grieg Piano Concerto and Mahler 5&nbsp;</em>concert on Sunday, March 30 at noon and Monday, March 31 at 2 p.m. On this program, the Des Moines Symphony presents&nbsp;one of the most beloved and recognizable works of all time, Greig’s&nbsp;<em>Piano Concerto</em>, performed by guest artist and Van Cliburn Silver Medalist Joyce Yang. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 02:49:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 38296 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa presents Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and Pianist Joyce Yang April IAS, featuring the Metropolitan Chorale, Judicaël Perroy, Vadym Kholodenko, and more! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/april-ias-featuring-metropolitan-chorale-judica-l-perroy-vadym-kholodenko-and-more <p></p><p>Stay dry this April as Iowa Public Radio kicks off another <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em>. This month our features include:</p><ul><li><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.met-chorale.com/">Metropolitan Chorale’s 60<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Concert</a>: Sunday, April 13, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls</em></li><li><em>&nbsp;<a href="http://heartofiowaguitar.org/">Judicaël Perroy guitar recital</a>: April 19, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, Des Moines</em></li><li><em><a href="http://www.englerttemp.info/eventDetail.php?ID=40">UI Opera Theatre’s “Die Fledermaus”</a>: May 2-4, Englert Theatre, Iowa City</em></li><li><em><a href="http://www.gbpac.com/upcoming-events/e-341/van-cliburn-gold-medalist.aspx">Vadym Kholodenko</a>: April 13, 3 p.m., Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:38:12 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 38268 at http://iowapublicradio.org April IAS, featuring the Metropolitan Chorale, Judicaël Perroy, Vadym Kholodenko, and more! Symphonies of Iowa Presents Orchestra Iowa Showcase Chamber's Ice Fishing Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-orchestra-iowa-showcase-chambers-ice-fishing-concert <p>Iowa Public Radio presents the <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> series, this week, Sunday, March 16, 2014 at noon and Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7 p.m., &nbsp;presenting Orchestra Iowa’s Showcase Chamber Concert entitled <em>Ice Fishing</em>. Opening this concert is a piece by Iowa’s own Michael Gilbertson, <em>Fold by Fold for Piano, Violin, and Cello</em>. This ballet premiered at the Julliard School with seven dancers along with the musicians. Crusell’s <em>Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 36393 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Presents Orchestra Iowa Showcase Chamber's Ice Fishing Concert Dr. Larsen - Reflecting on 42 Years of DMMO Opera History http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dr-larsen-reflecting-42-years-dmmo-opera-history <p></p><p>This year marks the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 42<sup>nd</sup> Festival Season. &nbsp;The season includes Verdi’s <em>La Traviata</em>, <em>Dead Man Walking</em> by Heggie, and Rossini’s <em>Le Comte Ory</em>. New this year will be their 2<sup>nd</sup> Stage Series presentation of Peter Brook’s <em>Tragedy of Carmen, </em>a riveting pared-down version of Bizet’s <em>Carmen</em>.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:14:56 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 37229 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dr. Larsen - Reflecting on 42 Years of DMMO Opera History Symphonies of Iowa Presents DMSO's The Planets- Other Worlds? Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-dmsos-planets-other-worlds-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Iowa Public Radio proudly showcases the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and their fourth collaborative performance with the Chicago Symphony’s Beyond the Score series on Iowa Public Radio’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Symphonies of Iowa, </em>scheduled for Sunday, March 9, 2014 at noon and Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7 p.m<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 36392 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Presents DMSO's The Planets- Other Worlds? Concert Iowa Arts Showcase March 8, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-arts-showcase-march-8-11-am-and-5-pm <p></p><p></p><p>With spring just around the corner, Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em> gives you a fresh look into the restoration of C.Y. Stephens Auditorium’s “Silver Code”, the curtain that has opened world class acts for 45 years. Kate Greder, Textile Conservation Fellow, Jason Alread, Iowa State Associate Professor of Architecture, and Lynette Pohlman, the Director of University Museums at ISU, discuss the meticulous process of restoring the treasured curtain, as well as the curtain’s role in ISU’s architecturally significant Stephens Auditorium.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:36:57 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 36939 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Arts Showcase March 8, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Symphonies of Iowa Presents Orchestra Iowa's Beauty and Beethoven Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-orchestra-iowas-beauty-and-beethoven-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Join Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> for Orchestra Iowa’s <em>Beauty and Beethoven </em>concert from their 2013-2014 season Sunday, March 2, 2014 at noon and Monday, March 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. This performance includes Italian composer, conductor, pianist, and teacher, Giuseppe Martucci’s <em>Notturno, Op. 70</em>. Also performed is Rota’s virtuosic double bass work entitled <em>Divertimento Concertante </em>with internationally acclaimed Volkan Orhon soloing. Polishing off the concert is Beethoven’s <em>Symphony No. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 36492 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Presents Orchestra Iowa's Beauty and Beethoven Concert Symphonies of Iowa Presents wcfsymphony's Kristallnacht, Night of Broken Glass Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-wcfsymphonys-kristallnacht-night-broken-glass-concert <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> presents a collaborative performance spearheaded by the wcfsymphony and the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at noon and Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. Jason Weinberger, wcfsymphony’s artistic director and CEO, shares the stories about his two sets of grandparents and their survivals in Nazi camps during the Holocaust and his deep interest in music connected to those unspeakable times. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 36391 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Presents wcfsymphony's Kristallnacht, Night of Broken Glass Concert Symphonies of Iowa Presents DMSO's Scottish Fantasy and Rosenkavalier Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-dmsos-scottish-fantasy-and-rosenkavalier-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Join Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> for the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s performance with Fumiaki Miura, a young Japanese violinist as he makes his debut with the Des Moines Symphony.&nbsp; Miuara, winner of the international Joseph Joachim Violin Competition will join the symphony for an inspiring performance of Bruch’s <em>Scottish Fantasy</em>. Also included on this program is Strauss’s romantic Suite from<em> Der Rosenkavalier</em>.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 35517 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Presents DMSO's Scottish Fantasy and Rosenkavalier Concert Symphonies of Iowa on IPR: Season List http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-ipr-season-list <p><strong>June-December 2014&nbsp;<em>SYMPHONIES OF IOWA</em>&nbsp;Broadcasts:</strong></p><p>June 30, 2014: Broadcast of wcfsymphony's "A Mozart Soiree." Recorded Februrary 1, 2014.</p><p>July 7, 2014: Broadcast of wcfsymphony's "Spaces: Mahler 1 and World Premiere." Recorded April 5, 2014.</p><p>July 14, 2014: Broadcast of Orchestra Iowa's "Bachtoberfest." Recorded October 11 and 12, 2013.</p><p>July 21, 2014: Broadcast of the Des Moines Symphony's "From Russia with&nbsp;Ilya." Recorded September 14 and 15, 2013.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:15:19 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 36057 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Presents the Orchestra Iowa Chamber's First 2013-2014 Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-orchestra-iowa-chambers-first-2013-2014-concert <p>The first Orchestra Iowa Chamber concert of the 2013-2014 season, entitled <em>Fall Romance</em>, includes the music of Haydn, Mozart, and Brahms. This program features violinists Luke Witchger and Karla Galva, violists Lisa Ponton and Amanda Grimm, cellist Carey Bostian, bass Volkan Orhon, and Charles Harris on horn. Please join Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> for our broadcast of Orchestra Iowa’s Showcase Chamber <em>Fall Romance</em> performance.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 35516 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Presents the Orchestra Iowa Chamber's First 2013-2014 Concert February Iowa Arts Showcase Takes Center Stage Saturday, February 8 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/february-iowa-arts-showcase-takes-center-stage-saturday-february-8 <p></p><p>Iowa Public Radio’s February Edition of the <em>Iowa Arts Showcase </em>provides a front row seat to the University of Northern Iowa’s Tallcorn Jazz Festival and Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz with guest artist Nachito Herrera. Iowa Public Radio’s Jacqueline Halbloom sits down with Herrera to discuss his early introduction to the world of classical and jazz piano along with his experience as an educator. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:46:50 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 35717 at http://iowapublicradio.org February Iowa Arts Showcase Takes Center Stage Saturday, February 8 Symphonies of Iowa presents wcfsymphony's "Opening-Night Gala" 2/2 and 2/3 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-wcfsymphonys-opening-night-gala-22-and-23 <p>The wcfsymphony takes the stage with flair in this week's&nbsp;<em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> on Iowa Public Radio. Special guest pianist and Iowa native Conor Hanick joins the orchestra to perform John Adams&nbsp;<em>Century Rolls</em>. Inspired by the edgy and rhythmic sound of piano rolls on a player-piano, the piano concerto quotes composers such as Ravel, Debussy, Gershwin, and Fats Waller amidst the musical image of an orchestra "aligned amongst the cogs and wheels of a bustling rhythmic machine."&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 34999 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa presents wcfsymphony's "Opening-Night Gala" 2/2 and 2/3 Symphonies of Iowa presents DMSO's "From Russia With Ilya" 1/26 and 1/27 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-presents-dmsos-russia-ilya-126-and-127 <p>This week on Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em>, internationally renowned pianist Ilya Yakushev takes the stage with Maestro Joseph Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony in their 76<sup>th</sup> season debut program, <em>From Russia With Ilya</em>.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 34693 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa presents DMSO's "From Russia With Ilya" 1/26 and 1/27 Performance Iowa Special: Live Sneak-Peek of Robert Lindsey Nassif's "Opal," Tuesday, 1/21 at noon http://iowapublicradio.org/post/performance-iowa-special-live-sneak-peek-robert-lindsey-nassifs-opal-tuesday-121-noon <p>In Iowa Public Radio's Studio One, Robert Lindsey-Nassif and members of the CSPS <em>Opal </em>cast along with Iowa Public Radio’s Jacqueline Halbloom&nbsp;explore Lindsey Nassif’s critically-acclaimed musical, <em>Opal</em>. Iowa native&nbsp;Lindsey-Nassif, the composer, librettist, and director shares the background behind this unique riches-to-rags story of Opal Whiteley, a seven-year-old girl orphaned in a ship wreck and raised in an Oregon lumber camp.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 35002 at http://iowapublicradio.org Performance Iowa Special: Live Sneak-Peek of Robert Lindsey Nassif's "Opal," Tuesday, 1/21 at noon