Gershwin and Gravy

Nov 15, 2018

Cicadas and classical music – it doesn’t get much better than that – except for maybe turkey and classical music. On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, at 3 p.m., Iowa Public Radio will be broadcasting Orchestra Iowa’s “The American Rhapsody.” The concert took place on September 15, 2018.

Brucemorchestra celebrated its 11th Anniversary this year on the front lawn of Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids, and it’s still a big hit.

“The American Rhapsody” features classics from Bernstein, Classen, and Grofé. Dr. Réne Lecuona, piano professor at the University of Iowa is featured on two Gershwin favorites.

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Dr. Réne Lecuona is highly regarded for not only her performance accomplishments, but also her teaching abilities. She has performed throughout South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the United States, and Carnegie Hall. Her students have received admission to and scholarships from institutions such as New England Conservatory, the Manhattan School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and Northwestern University.

Tune in on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 3 p.m. to hear Orchestra Iowa’s Brucemorchestra XI concert.


BERNSTEIN                          Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

GERSHWIN                           Rhapsody in Blue

GERSHWIN                           I Got Rhythm Variations

CLASSEN                                Kral Tango

GROFÉ                                    Grand Canyon Suite