IPR Waves its Stars and Stripes on Flag Day

Jun 12, 2018

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Iowa Public Radio will wave its stars and stripes on Flag Day with a broadcast of the Des Moines Symphony’s 24th Annual Yankee Doodle Pops Concert.

The show kicks off with the “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” contest winner, Stephanie Schneider, performing The Star Spangled Banner. Entitled An American Journey, the program then moves onto Meredith Willson’s 76 Trombones. Following that, guest vocalist Steve Lippia will perform hits made famous by Frank Sinatra such as Come Fly with Me and other patriotic classics, including God Bless the U.S.A.

Steve Lippia
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In addition to the guest vocalists, Governor Kim Reynolds will make an appearance. The show will also include “time-honored favorites” such as The Armed Forces Salute, The Stars and Stripes Forever, and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, punctuated with howitzer canons and firework explosions.

Join Iowa Public Radio Classical on Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 AM for this patriotic broadcast presenting highlights from Des Moines Symphony’s 2017 Yankee Doodle Pops concert recorded last summer on the West Terrace of the Iowa State Capitol.