Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra http://iowapublicradio.org en 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 The Planets Revisited with the wcfsymphony http://iowapublicradio.org/post/planets-revisited-wcfsymphony <p>Join us Monday at 7PM to explore <em>The Planets</em>, with the music of Gustav Holst&nbsp; and insights from artist Gary Kelley and music director Jason Weinberger, who conducts the wcfsymphony. This Symphonies of Iowa rebroadcast was produced and hosted by Jacqueline Halbloom.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:51:21 +0000 Barney Sherman 32592 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Planets Revisited with the wcfsymphony Violins of Hope, Kristallnacht Event NOW http://iowapublicradio.org/post/violins-hope-kristallnacht-event-now <p>Tune in now to hear "Violins of Hope" - the story of a man's quest to restore violins played by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps - followed at 3 by a LIVE broadcast of the Kristallnacht commemoration in Cedar Falls, with Jason Weinberger leading the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and a number of other participants telling the tale of the pogrom that initiated the Final Solution. Jacqueline Halbloom hosts.</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:05:51 +0000 Barney Sherman 31897 at http://iowapublicradio.org Violins of Hope, Kristallnacht Event NOW Kristallnacht Commemoration Live on IPR http://iowapublicradio.org/post/kristallnacht-commemoration-live-ipr <p>Join us Sunday at 3PM for a live broadcast commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht - the pogrom that foreshadowed the Holocaust.&nbsp; This community effort brings together the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, its music director Jason Weinberger, bassist Hunter Capoccioni, the Wartburg Choir, Cedar Valley Youth Honor Chorus, Brian Pfaltzgraff and Lee Nelson.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:22:34 +0000 Barney Sherman 31808 at http://iowapublicradio.org Kristallnacht Commemoration Live on IPR Iowa Arts Showcase November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-arts-showcase-november-2-2013-11-am-and-5-pm-1 <p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:38:07 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 31357 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Arts Showcase November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for October 14, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-encore-broadcast-october-14-2013 <p style="margin-left:1.0in;">On Monday, October 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em>&nbsp;presents an encore broadcast of the&nbsp;Waterloo0-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, narrator Scott Cawelti, and the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra performance. Commissioned by the Blanden Memorial Art Museum and the Fort Dodge Area Symphony, Jonathan Chenette&rsquo;s Rural Symphony is a three-movement work inspired by photographs of daily life in rural Iowa. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 29621 at http://iowapublicradio.org Capoccioni, WCFSO: Mozart, Barber, Harbison http://iowapublicradio.org/post/capoccioni-wcfso-mozart-barber-harbison <p>Join us tonight to hear Hunter Capoccioni perform the Double-Bass Concerto written for him by the noted composer John Harbison. The International Society of Bassists commissioned&nbsp; the piece for Hunter in memory of his late father.&nbsp; Hunter is director of the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival&nbsp; and a UNI faculty artist. Also on the program are selections from Mozart’s opera <em>La Clemenza di Tito </em>and from Samuel Barber's ballet <em>Medea</em>. Jason Weinberger conducts on this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:24:18 +0000 Barney Sherman 29500 at http://iowapublicradio.org Capoccioni, WCFSO: Mozart, Barber, Harbison WCFSO, Orchestra Iowa Outdoors on IPR http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wcfso-orchestra-iowa-outdoors-ipr <p>Two of Iowa's finest orchestra will perform outdoors this weekend, and IPR takes you there.&nbsp; At RiverLoop Ampitheatre in Waterloo at 7:30 tonight, you can hear the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony perform Dvorak's "New World Symphony" and a pair of Slavonic Dances (Jason Weinberger tells Barney Sherman about it in the first clip below). Then, Sunday night at the Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids, Orchestra Iowa performs an all-Russian program - Borodin, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky - to be broadcast live as part of IPR's Performance Iowa series. Sat, 07 Sep 2013 19:35:12 +0000 Barney Sherman 28726 at http://iowapublicradio.org WCFSO, Orchestra Iowa Outdoors on IPR Holvik, Weinberger, WCFSO Chamber Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/holvik-weinberger-wcfso-chamber-concert <p>Tune in Monday at 7 PM as the Cedar Valley Chamber Festival, Iowa-born soprano Karen Holvik, and Jason Weinberger and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony join forces for a concert of chamber delights. Sun, 01 Sep 2013 23:04:05 +0000 Barney Sherman 28423 at http://iowapublicradio.org Holvik, Weinberger, WCFSO Chamber Concert Biran & WCFSO in Tchaikovsky, Kodaly, Dahl http://iowapublicradio.org/post/biran-wcfso-tchaikovsky-kodaly-dahl <p>Tune in Monday at 7PM to hear the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony in concert. Dror Biran - "one of Israel's most admired and gifted pianists" - performs Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with the orchestra. Before that, Jason Weinberger conducts the orchestra in Kodaly's <em>Variations on a Hungarian Folksong</em>, also called the <em>Peacock Variations</em> because its theme is the Hungarian folk song <i>Fly, Peacock Fly</i>. Sun, 04 Aug 2013 21:43:35 +0000 Barney Sherman 26905 at http://iowapublicradio.org Biran & WCFSO in Tchaikovsky, Kodaly, Dahl Holst's "Planets" Reimagined by WCFSO http://iowapublicradio.org/post/holsts-planets-reimagined-wcfso <p>Tune in Sunday at noon or Monday at 7 PM to hear the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and Jason Weinberger in "The Planets Reimagined" - Holst's masterpiece along with a new rendering by artist Garry Kelley. The concert was recorded on April 27 as part of IPR's&nbsp;Symphonies of Iowa series.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 19:37:38 +0000 Barney Sherman 22134 at http://iowapublicradio.org Holst's "Planets" Reimagined by WCFSO WCFSO Bachfest tonight at 7 PM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wcfso-bachfest-tonight-7-pm <p>"The Heavens Laugh, the Earth Rejoices"&nbsp; is the title of a Bach cantata and of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony's concert of Easter-related Bach, which you can hear tonight at 7 PM. The Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 is preceded by sinfonias from several cantatas (including "The Heavens Laugh, the Earth Rejoices" BWV 31) and the Easter Oratorio, and by the entirety of the beautiful Cantata 104, "Hear, O Shepherd of Israel" (with the University of Northern Iowa Cantorei and soloists Jeffrey Brich and John Hines). Music Director Jason Weinberger conducts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 18 May 2013 00:57:15 +0000 Barney Sherman 20977 at http://iowapublicradio.org WCFSO Bachfest tonight at 7 PM Symphonies of Iowa for May 19 and May 20, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-may-19-and-may-20-2013 <p><strong>Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony – <em>Bach at Easter</em></strong></p><p><strong>Jason Weinberger, music director</strong><br><strong>UNI Cantorei &amp; John Len Wiles</strong><br><strong>WCFSO</strong><strong> soloists</strong></p><p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18888 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for May 19 and May 20, 2013 Iowa-Inspired Music from the WCFSO http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-inspired-music-wcfso <p>Join us tonight at 7&nbsp; to hear the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony perform three works inspired by the Midwest. Jonathan Chenette&rsquo;s <em>Rural Symphony </em>is his creative response to<em> </em>Iowa&#39;s prairies and farm life. Antonin Dvorak&rsquo;s &ldquo;American Suite&rdquo; draws on his visit to the United States, including a summer in Iowa. Aaron Copland&rsquo;s <em>The Tender Land</em> depicts the story of a young girl about to leave her home on a Midwestern farm. Jason Weinberger conducts, on this Symphonies of Iowa encore broadcast.</p><p></p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 21:45:01 +0000 Barney Sherman 19896 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa-Inspired Music from the WCFSO Symphonies of Iowa for April 28 and April 29, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-april-28-and-april-29-2013 <p>Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony – <em>Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra</em></p><p><strong>Jason Weinberger, music director</strong><br><strong>Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra</strong></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18709 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for April 28 and April 29, 2013 Symphonies of Iowa for April 7 and April 8, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-april-7-and-april-8-2013 <p>Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony – <em>Past &amp; Present, Hunter Capoccioni</em><br><br><strong>Jason Weinberger, music director<br>Hunter</strong><strong> Capoccioni, bass</strong></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:38:53 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18705 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for April 7 and April 8, 2013