Ongoing Coverage:

Programs A-Z

Fridays at 10 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Each week, Nick Spitzer covers vast musical and cultural ground on "American Routes," a public radio program based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hear blues and jazz, roots rock and...

Saturdays at 12 p.m. on IPR Classical
 

At the Opera with IPR showcases some of the best opera productions from Iowa and across the country. Join us weekly for productions by local and national companies, including the Des...

Saturdays at 2 p.m. on FM News/Studio One

 

Join us for a great afternoon of music that will take you back through the golden age of rock 'n' roll. Hosted by Bob Dorr, "Backtracks" delves into obscure rock 'n'...

Sundays at 6:30 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Enjoy half an hour of uninterrupted material from one of the most influential rock and roll bands in history. Hear rare material and familiar masterpieces recorded by John, Paul...

Sundays at 5 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Host Bob Dorr presents old school, new generation, historic, and contemporary blues and its derivations including soul, funk, rock 'n' roll, and gospel.

Sundays at 12 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Blues Before Sunrise is the Blues Heritage showcase. Each week this Chicago-based, nationally syndicated public radio program explores, preserves, and popularizes the...

Fridays at 7 p.m. on IPR Classical
 

Hailed as the number one US Orchestra in the world by the venerable British publication Gramophone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues this quarter with more concerts from Symphony...

 

Renowned performances of classical music from around the world.

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Sundays at 6 p.m. on FM Classical
 

Classical Guitar Alive! is the only nationally broadcast guitar radio program in the United States. It brings you performances and interviews with the world's leading guitarists...

Weekdays at 1 p.m. on IPR Classical
 

Could ours be a golden age of classical music? Around the world and around our state, people are writing music that goes straight to the heart, and performing older masterworks with the...

Weekdays at 9 a.m. on IPR Classical

 

Iowa Public Radio's "Classical Music" is the open door that offers you the world's greatest music played by the most accomplished and interesting musicians, new and old. Our music...

Weekdays at 7 a.m. on IPR Classical

 

Iowa Public Radio's "Classical Music" is the open door that offers you the world's greatest music played by the most accomplished and interesting musicians, new and old. Our music...

Sundays at 12 p.m. on IPR Classical

 

Around the world and around our state, people are writing music that goes straight to the heart, and performing older masterworks with the fluency of people speaking a native tongue....

Saturdays at 8 a.m. on FM Classical

 

Concierto, a bilingual show hosted by Frank Dominguez in Spanish and English, pays special attention to the contributions of Latin-American and Spanish composers as well as to...

Sundays at 5 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Heard from coast to coast, "etown" is taped in front of a live audience and includes performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversation and information...

Weekdays at 9 p.m. on IPR Classical
 

Exploring Music takes you deeper into great music in a uniquely engaging way. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to...

Saturday at 12 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Folk Alley features a distinctive blend of the best of singer/songwriter, Celtic, acoustic, Americana, traditional, and world sounds.

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Sundays at 7 p.m. on FM Classical

 

Hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley, each one-hour broadcast presents five high-caliber performances along with interviews, sketches and games, revealing the heart and soul...

Saturdays at 1 p.m. on FM News/Studio One

Every week Iowa Public Radio's Java Blend with Ben Kieffer serves up fresh-brewed performances and conversation with musicians from around the state and around the country....

Saturdays at 10 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Hosted by Larry Groce, "Mountain Stage" guarantees listeners the best seats in the house for new performers and established artists. It's a two-hour weekly exploration of the...

Thursdays at 7 p.m. on IPR Classical
 

Long a leader in American musical life, the Philharmonic has become renowned around the globe, having appeared in 430 cities in 63 countries on five continents. The New York...

 

Iowa Public Radio’s performance series, Performance Iowa, showcases Iowa's best performers as well as visiting musicians making a special stop in Iowa and in our studios. Host Jacqueline Halbloom goes behind the music in each...

Weekdays at 5 p.m. on IPR Classical

 

Performance Today features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and...

Saturdays at 11 a.m. on IPR Classical
 

Renowned performances of classical music from around the world.

Daily at 7 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

The best new alternative and independent music, blues, world music, singer-songwriters, and local/regional music. Hosts Mark Simmet, Al Schares and Scarlett Cerna offer their mix of...

Sundays at 8 a.m. on IPR Classical
 

Sunday is one day of the week that most people can choose how they want to spend their day: sleeping in, gathering with family or friends for a leisurely brunch, going to worship, or...

Mondays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. on FM Classical (alternates with Classical 24)

 

Every week, Symphonies of Iowa showcases Iowa's leading orchestras in concert. You'll hear a mix of familiar masterpieces and new...

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on IPR Classical
 

SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly radio program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts feature leading ensembles from both...

Sundays at 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on FM Classical

 

Music from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century, sacred and secular, a capella or accompanied; the only criterion for inclusion involves people singing together. Professional...

Sundays at 1 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Host Karen Impola features music that is rooted in tradition, but spreads out in a variety of modern directions, including blues and bluegrass; singer-songwriters new and old;...

Sundays at 12 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Created weekly in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, "The Thistle & Shamrock" is one of NPR's longest-running and most popular music offerings. This vibrant and engaging...

Weekdays at 12 a.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Rock, Blues, Folk, Native, Funk, Electronica, Reggae, World, Dub, Roots and even a little Country. "UnderCurrents" is intelligent, fun and easygoing -- diving deep to reveal your...

Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 8 p.m. on FM Classical

 

University Concert showcases the best our state has to offer with performances by student ensembles, faculty and visiting artists. Each week, the...

Sunday through Thursday at 10 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One
 

Since 1991, host David Dye has been exploring the frontiers of contemporary music for his listeners on a daily basis. Featuring live performance and interviews...