Orchestra Iowa's "Water Music" Final Concert of 2015 Encore SOI Season

Dec 1, 2015

The final broadcast of the 2015 Symphonies of Iowa series begins with Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman, an opera based on the legendary accursed sea-captain, doomed to sail the seven seas until Judgment Day for his blasphemy. The overture is followed by Debussy’s Nocturnes, an impressionist work that experiments in musical color. The third movement, Sirènes, uses a wordless women’s chorus to portray the mythical Siren’s songs from the sea. 


Respighi’s Fountains of Rome paints tonal scenes evoking the historical and dazzling fountains and aqueducts of the ancient city. The concert concludes with Debussy’s La Mer, a three movement work depicting different images and events at sea.


Tim Hankewich, conductor

WAGNER                             Overture to The Flying Dutchman

DEBUSSY                             Nocturnes

RESPIGHI                             The Fountains of Rome

DEBUSSY                             La Mer

(Concert recorded June 6, 2015)