Stephens Auditorium and the Ames International Orchestra Foundation (AIOFA) proudly welcome back the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, February 1st at 7:30 p.m. Founded as a small radio orchestra in 1926, ENSO has since grown to 100 musicians performing more than 60 concerts each year with a repertoire ranging from baroque music to premieres of contemporary works. They enjoy increasing acclaim for their Grammy award-winning recordings and festival appearances in Scandinavia, Europe and the former Soviet Union.
This Iowa Arts Showcase broadcast features an interview of the Iowa State Center’s Outreach Manager, Sara Compton, and their Development Manager, Paul Ferrone, about the Estonian National Symphony’s upcoming performance. The symphony, with violin soloist Triin Ruubel, will perform works by Arvo Pärt, Felix Mendelssohn, and Antonín Dvořák. Don’t miss the interview on Iowa Public Radio Classical on Wednesday, January 31st during the 3 p.m. hour!