Tune in this afternoon at 1 to hear a live preview of the 2019 ChamberFest Dubuque - including music by founder Michael Gilbertson that the Pulitzer Prize committee praised for its "rare capacity to stir the heart." Ten years ago, Michael invited some musical friends to join him in his hometown to play a benefit for his alma mater, the Northeast Iowa School of Music. It worked - the School is going strong - and the concert has evolved into the annual ChamberFest, which still benefits community music education in Iowa.
Michael and ChamberFest have performed live previews at IPR's Cedar Falls studio for several years - here's a picture from last year's visit. Tune in at 1 p. m. today to hear part of the work that won international fame for Michael, his Quartet, and music of Ravel played by David Fung on our refurbished Steinway and of Albeniz played by the South Korean guitar phenomenon JIJI!