University Concert

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 future stars of the concert stage and their talented instructors reveal the wealth of artistry and ability that can be found on the campuses of our colleges and universities in live performances recorded in concert halls around our state.

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Iowa's orchestras, choirs, bands, & operas are awesome, but let's not forget our chamber music! Tune in 7AM Saturday or 8PM Sunday to hear two recent highlight from the Ames Town & Gown Chamber Music Association, now in its 65th season.

This week and next week on University Concert, we'll be airing a concert by the Ames Piano Quartet, recorded live in April of 2012.  It was the quartet's last performance under that name (they are now called the Amara Piano Quartet, and the last time they performed with their previous lineup: violinist Mahlon Darlington, violist Jonathan Sturm, cellist George Work, and pianist William David.  This week, we'll hear music by Brahms, Bridge, Dvorak, and more.

This week on University Concert, we'll hear selections from three 2010 concerts by the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra, a graduate student ensemble directed by Dr. William LaRue Jones.  They'll be playing music by Schumann, Shostakovich, and Wagner.

University Concert is our weekly spotlight on live music taking place on college and university campuses across the state.  It can be heard Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m. and Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

Pianist Rika Uchida, with soprano Leanne Freeman-Miller, recorded on the Drake University campus on March 23, 2011.

A recital by pianist Nicholas Roth, recorded in November 2012.

The ISU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Michael Golemo, recorded on April 27, 2012.

The Drake Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Akira Mori, with trombone soloist Grady McGrannahan, recorded on October 9, 2012.

An all-Beethoven concert by UNI professor and pianist Dmitri Vorobiev, recorded on December 3, 2012.

A faculty recital by Drake pianist Rika Uchida, with guest Mio Aoike, also on piano, recorded September 9, 2012.

The ISU Symphony Orchestra's "Concert of Soloists", recorded on March 24, 2012.

Music by Prokofiev, Dohnanyi, and Ron Ford, from the 2011 Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival.

The Drake Choir and Chamber Choir, conducted by Aimee Beckmann-Collier, recorded in concert on March 13, 2012.

A faculty recital from Drake professor and flute player Leslie Marrs, recorded on October 21, 2012.

Musicians from Marlboro, in an Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association concert, recorded on the ISU campus on April 19, 2012, plus music from an April 2010 concert by the Ames Piano Quartet.

Musicians from Marlboro, in an Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association concert, recorded on the ISU campus on April 19, 2012.

The Iowa State University Music Department presents its 56th annual Holiday Festival Concert. Over 300 students participate in this program of seasonal music, featuring Iowa State Singers, Iowa Statesmen, Cantamus, and Lyrica.

The Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jacob Harrison, performs Tchaikovsky's Nutracker Suite. Tchaikovsky premiered his concert suite in 1892, using eight selections from the original Nutcracker Ballet. The suite was an instant success, and has since become a popular holiday favorite.

(Concert recorded December 2, 2011)

A faculty recital from trumpeter Randy Grabowski of UNI, recorded on January 24, 2012.

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under William LaRue Jones, performs Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique",  recorded live on  March 28, 2012.

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under William LaRue Jones, performs Gompper, Bristow, and Dukelsky, recorded live on February 29 and March 28, 2012.

The Drake Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Akira Mori, with trombone soloist Grady McGrannahan, recorded on October 9, 2012.

A faculty recital by Drake pianist Rika Uchida, with guest Mio Aoike, also on piano, recorded September 9, 2012.

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choirs of UNI, recorded live on April 25, 2012, performing Mozart's Requiem.

The ISU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Michael Golemo, in a concert recorded on March 25, 2011.

The ISU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jacob Harrison, performs Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, in a performance recorded on April 28, 2011.

A recital by Drake University professor James Romain, saxophone; with Nicholas Roth, piano; Clarence Padilla, clarinet; and Kariann Voigts, bass clarinet, recorded live on November 18, 2010.

The Iowa State Singers, directed by Dr. James Rodde, recorded in concert on March 4, 2012.

Musicians from Marlboro, in an Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association concert, recorded on the ISU campus on April 19, 2012, plus music from an April 2010 concert by the Ames Piano Quartet.

Musicians from Marlboro, in an Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association concert, recorded on the ISU campus on April 19, 2012.

A faculty recital by cellist Ashley Sandor Sidon of Drake University, recorded on April 18, 2011.

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