IAS Features Holocaust Remembrance, Acclaimed Countertenor, and Mission Creek 2018

Apr 3, 2018

Tomorrow at noon, join IPR Classical and Jacqueline Halbloom for a special edition of the Iowa Arts Showcase featuring interviews discussing a guest virtuoso countertenor, a Holocaust remembrance ceremony, and the Mission Creek art festival in Iowa City.

The Des Moines Metro Opera is hosting a concert for guest virtuoso countertenor, John Holiday. Mr. Holiday has won several national opera competitions and performed in leading and supporting roles with major national opera companies. Don’t miss his concert on Sunday, April 8th at Plymouth Church in Des Moines at 7 p.m.!

On Wednesday, April 11th, The Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls presents their 12th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony in collaboration with the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the UNI School of Music. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. with a Holocaust remembrance and is followed by a concert to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. UNI School of Music faculty and guest artists will perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav Mahler, Ilse Weber, Gideon Klein, Ernst von Dohnanyi and Lori Laitman. Jacqueline talks with Dr. Stephen Gaies about the event and the importance of Holocaust remembrance.

Finally, Jacqueline chats with Andre Perry about the upcoming Mission Creek art and music festival. The festival, which takes place April 3-8, features a multitude of artists presenting performances, literature, and special community events. Nestled in the heart of downtown Iowa City, with most venues within a five minute walk of each other, Mission Creek thrives on intimacy and cross-medium experiences, turning music lovers onto new literature, writers onto new music, and expanding appreciation of arts, community, and culture. Jacqueline and Andre discuss an overview of this year’s festival.

Also Barbara Sletto and Elaine Hagenberg will talk about the Heartland Youth Choir's Meet the Composer Festival this weekend and UNI's Megan Grey and Leia Lensing will elaborate on the trials of vocal auditions.

Tune in tomorrow at noon to hear all of these Iowa Arts Showcase interviews and more!