Curt's "Choral Tradition," Barone's "Pipedreams" returning to IPR!

Oct 23, 2015

Curt Snook, who will once again host "The Choral Tradition" weekly on IPR Classical.

Great news: Curt Snook's The Choral Tradition and Michael Barone's Pipedreams will return to our airwaves on Sunday, November 1st! Curt retired on June 30th (after three decades) and has been enjoying some time off - but we're delighted that he'll again be sharing his extraordinary knowledge and love of choral music with our state. You'll have two chances to hear his show: Sundays at 7AM, and a repeat broadcast the following Saturday at 7PM. (If you missed Curt's "farewell interview" with Barney, recorded moments after Curt's last daily shift in Cedar Falls, you can listen to it here.)

Iowa has great traditions not only of choral singing but of organ-playing and building, so it's also a joy to welcome back Michael Barone's Pipedreams. If you love the "King of Instruments," you are probably already celebrating, but if you're not yet an organ fan, check it out: Michael is a master at making the organ, its music, and its worldwide scene enthralling to just about anyone. The two-hour show will air every Sunday at 9PM starting November 1st.

Sunday is in many ways a special day for IPR Classical listeners. In addition to Curt and Michael, you can:

  • Enjoy an incredible variety of music from before 1760 with Suzanne Bona on Sunday Baroque (8AM-12-noon)
  • Hear Barney Sherman's unique, locally hosted classical mix from noon to 4PM
  • Connect to the thriving world of the classical guitar on Classical Guitar Alive! (6PM-7PM)
  • Be introduced to astonishing young talents by the inimitable Christopher O'Riley on From the Top (7pm-8pm)
  • Hear concert performances from around Iowa on University Concert (8pm-9PM)

Join us Sundays - and welcome back, Curt and Michael!