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Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s Brucemorchestra 9

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s Brucemorchestra 9

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “Brucemorchestra” (recorded Sept 17, 2016)

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ANDERSON Chicken Reel
COPLAND Suite from Billy the Kid
DAUGHERTY American Gothic
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

In a celebration of Grant Wood’s 125th anniversary that blends country, folk, and classical music, the 9th Annual Brucemorchestra concert was an unforgettable night celebrating the great outdoors, art, and Iowa’s own unique heritage.

 

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s “A Hero’s Life”

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s “A Hero’s Life”

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “A Hero’s Life” (recorded June 4, 2016)

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SIBELIUSLemminkaïnen’s Return
WAGNERSiegfried’s Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
DVORAKA Hero’s Song
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

Don’t miss this rare occasion to experience the pinnacle of Richard’s Strauss’ orchestral writing. Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s life) chronicles the life and loves of a hero (presumably the composer himself) in a symphonic tour de force that will leave audiences breathless. To complement the remainder of the program, each piece pays tribute to various mythic legends, including Dvorak’s very last orchestral work which, like the Strauss, places the artist as the ultimate hero.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s “A Hero’s Life”

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s “A Hero’s Life”

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “A Hero’s Life” (recorded June 4, 2016)

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SIBELIUSLemminkaïnen’s Return
WAGNERSiegfried’s Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
DVORAKA Hero’s Song
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

Don’t miss this rare occasion to experience the pinnacle of Richard’s Strauss’ orchestral writing. Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s life) chronicles the life and loves of a hero (presumably the composer himself) in a symphonic tour de force that will leave audiences breathless. To complement the remainder of the program, each piece pays tribute to various mythic legends, including Dvorak’s very last orchestral work which, like the Strauss, places the artist as the ultimate hero.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s “Missa Solemnis”

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s “Missa Solemnis”

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “Missa Solemnis” (recorded May 6 & 8, 2016)

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BEETHOVEN — Missa Solemnis

featuring: Mary Wilson, soprano; Renée Rapier, mezzo soprano; Eric Barry, tenor; Sumner Thompson, bass

Orchestra Iowa is proud to continue our mission of serving our great state in this partnership with the combined choruses of Simpson College (College Chamber Singers and the Simpson College Choir) and the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble. Written during the same time as his ninth symphony, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis is widely considered to be one of his supreme achievements, and one of the greatest monuments in the symphonic/choral literature. Rarely heard in live performance, this concert represents yet another first in Orchestra Iowa’s 94-year-old concert history.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s “Missa Solemnis”

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa’s “Missa Solemnis”

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “Missa Solemnis” (recorded May 6 & 8, 2016)

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BEETHOVEN — Missa Solemnis

featuring: Mary Wilson, soprano; Renée Rapier, mezzo soprano; Eric Barry, tenor; Sumner Thompson, bass

Orchestra Iowa is proud to continue our mission of serving our great state in this partnership with the combined choruses of Simpson College (College Chamber Singers and the Simpson College Choir) and the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble. Written during the same time as his ninth symphony, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis is widely considered to be one of his supreme achievements, and one of the greatest monuments in the symphonic/choral literature. Rarely heard in live performance, this concert represents yet another first in Orchestra Iowa’s 94-year-old concert history.

Orchestra Iowa – A Hero’s Life

Orchestra Iowa – A Hero’s Life

SIBELIUSLemminkaïnen’s Return
WAGNERSiegfried’s Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
DVORAKA Hero’s Song
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

Don’t miss this rare occasion to experience the pinnacle of Richard’s Strauss’ orchestral writing. Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s life) chronicles the life and loves of a hero (presumably the composer himself) in a symphonic tour de force that will leave audiences breathless. To complement the remainder of the program, each piece pays tribute to various mythic legends, including Dvorak’s very last orchestral work which, like the Strauss, places the artist as the ultimate hero.

INSIGHT

Discover the meaning behind the music with Insight, an informative, informal discussion presented by Maestro Hankewich and special guests prior to each Masterworks performance, excluding ballet and opera performances. Held at the performance venue, Insight welcomes scholars, performers and special guests who guide patrons through the historical, cultural and personal issues related to the program. Insight is free and open to all patrons in attendance.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – New Frontiers

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – New Frontiers

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “New Frontiers” (recorded March 11-13, 2016)

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MILHAUDLa Création du Monde
MOZART — Bassoon Concerto
SCHUMANN — Symphony No. 2 in C Major

Featuring Matthew Ransom, bassoon

Each composer broke new ground in their own unique way whether it was the shocking embrace of 1920’s jazz idioms in Mihaud’s whimsical interpretation of the Creation of the World, Schumann’s exuberant hyper romanticism or Mozart’s unprecedented precocious ease with his musical mastery. Together, these works make a memorable evening of musical daring. This concert marks principal bassoonist Matthew Ransom’s debut performance as a soloist with Orchestra Iowa.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – New Frontiers

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – New Frontiers

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “New Frontiers” (recorded March 11-13, 2016)

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MILHAUDLa Création du Monde
MOZART — Bassoon Concerto
SCHUMANN — Symphony No. 2 in C Major

Featuring Matthew Ransom, bassoon

Each composer broke new ground in their own unique way whether it was the shocking embrace of 1920’s jazz idioms in Mihaud’s whimsical interpretation of the Creation of the World, Schumann’s exuberant hyper romanticism or Mozart’s unprecedented precocious ease with his musical mastery. Together, these works make a memorable evening of musical daring. This concert marks principal bassoonist Matthew Ransom’s debut performance as a soloist with Orchestra Iowa.