Symphonies of Iowa Featuring an Encore Broadcast of Orchestra Iowa, September 30, 2013
On Iowa Public Radio’s Symphonies of Iowa encore broadcast scheduled for Monday, September 30 at 7 p.m., Orchestra Iowa combines romantic tragedies with exciting new works to create an electric program called Star-Crossed Lovers. Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet and Tchaikovsky’s fantasy-overture of the same title will set the musical stage. You’ll enjoy a modern take on the evening’s theme with Drive By, by Iowa composer and Grinnell College faculty member Eric McIntyre. Actor and narrator Frank Oden presents a unique twist on the story of Romeo and Juliet by combining orchestral nuance with beat poetry. The program closes with Symphonic Dances from Bernstein’s West Side Story.