Dubuque http://iowapublicradio.org en HEAR: ChamberFest Dubuque Live IPR Set! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-chamberfest-dubuque-live-ipr-set <p>Listen below to a podcast of a live set from our studio Monday featuring four stellar young musicians from <strong><a href="http://nisom.com/index.php/events/chamberfest-orchestra" target="_blank">ChamberFest&nbsp;Dubuque</a></strong>.&nbsp; Dubuque native <strong><a href="http://michaelgilbertson.net/" target="_blank">Michael Gilbertson</a></strong> founded the festival in 2009; since then his compositions have won the Israel Prize and major awards from ASCAP and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and have been performed by the Washington National Opera, the San Francisco Chamber Or Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:49:26 +0000 Barney Sherman 42259 at http://iowapublicradio.org HEAR: ChamberFest Dubuque Live IPR Set! 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 World Culture in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/world-culture-iowa <p>Iowa is becoming more diverse.&nbsp; When cultures come together, there are often challenges, but there are also tremendous rewards.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe finds out what some Iowa organizations are doing to explore and celebrate the diversity throughout the state.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:00:07 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 32365 at http://iowapublicradio.org World Culture in Iowa Football and Cello http://iowapublicradio.org/post/football-and-cello <p>The story of <a href="http://www.heisman.com/index.php">Heisman Trophy</a> winner <a href="http://espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/Kinnick_Nile.html">Nile Kinnick</a> is widely known; an outstanding young athlete who died before his time.&nbsp; But the very first winner of the Heisman was also from Iowa.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe and biographer <a href="http://firstheisman.blogspot.com/">Brian Cooper</a> discuss the life and times of <a href="http://www.heisman.com/winners/j-berwanger35.php">Jay Berwanger</a>.&nbsp; Berwanger was the son of a blacksmith in Dubuque who almost didn&#39;t go to Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:56:20 +0000 Sarah Boden 29998 at http://iowapublicradio.org Football and Cello Dubuque a la Russe: Symphonies of Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dubuque-la-russe-symphonies-iowa <p>Tune in Monday at 7 PM to hear the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra in a program of Russian Romantics. Tchaikovsky's glorious Piano Concerto no. 1 features Romania-born guest artist Eugene Alcalay, who was praised by Leonard Bernstein for his “outstanding talent as both a performer and composer." The orchestra, led by music director William Intriligator, also performs Borodin’s <em>Polovtsian Dances</em> and Rimsky-Korsakov's <em>Russian Easter Festival Overture</em> and <em>Capriccio Espagnol</em>.</p><p></p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 20:35:50 +0000 Barney Sherman 22512 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dubuque a la Russe: Symphonies of Iowa Symphonies of Iowa for June 16 and June 17, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-june-16-and-june-17-2013 <p><strong>Dubuque Symphony Orchestra – <em>Classics 5 Russia’s Greatest</em></strong></p><p><strong>William Intriligator</strong>, conductor<br><strong>Eugene Alcalay</strong>, piano</p><p><strong>TCHAIKOVSKY</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 in B-flat Minor</em></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18892 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for June 16 and June 17, 2013 Obama, Romney Descend on Dubuque http://iowapublicradio.org/post/obama-romney-descend-dubuque <p></p><p>Both President Obama and Mitt Romney descended on Dubuque Saturday in the final days of their campaigns. Both candidates were promoting their own brand of change.</p><p>GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney flew into the Dubuque airport and greeted a crowd of more than 2,000 people in a hangar behind a sign that read “REAL CHANGE ON DAY ONE”.</p><p>Appearing with Romney was his wife Ann and NASCAR legend Richard Petty… who offered a race car driver’s perspective on the economy.</p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 05:13:42 +0000 Clay Masters 10243 at http://iowapublicradio.org Obama, Romney Descend on Dubuque Drought's Impact on Iowa Trout Streams Could Intensify http://iowapublicradio.org/post/droughts-impact-iowa-trout-streams-could-intensify <p>The attention often centers on agriculture when a drought hits. But new Iowa Department of Natural Resources numbers show the state’s stream flows are well below normal and groundwater levels are reaching historic lows. There's a ripple effect in how the drought will affect the state’s fish.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Clay Masters 8912 at http://iowapublicradio.org Drought's Impact on Iowa Trout Streams Could Intensify