Sarah Chang, Bradford Tice & More for September IAS

Aug 22, 2016

With school back in session and fall in the air, cultural events are revving up across the state. Tune in today, Saturday, Sept. 10th, at 11AM or 5PM, for this month’s Iowa Arts Showcase as we talk with

·         Tim Ferry III talking about premiering his new nature-inspired music at the Hearst Center

·         Maestro Mark Russell Smith filling us in on the QCSO’s outstanding 2016-17 concert line-up

·         Poet Bradford Tice, winner of the 2014 Trio Award, reading from his new book of poetry called “What the Night Numbered”

·         Sarah Chang, one of the supreme violinists of our time, on her upcoming recital at the Des Moines Civic Music Association’s season kickoff

·         Bernard McDonald reveling in two early English operas this fall at Simpson

This year’s Artist in Residence at Cedar Falls’ Hartman Reserve Nature Center is composer and recent UNI graduate, Tim Ferry III. Ferry has composed a piece for piano and recorded nature sounds from the Hartman Reserve. Ferry talks about his inspiration and the work’s premiere at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls on September 22nd.

The Quad City Symphony has announced their 2016-17 concert series, filled to the brim with exciting musical offerings. Maestro Mark Russell Smith outlines the season which includes concerts with pianist Garrick Ohlsson, cellist Hannah Holman, violinist Naha Greenholtz, and a Holiday Spectacular.

Dr. Bradford Tice, poet and Associate Professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University, will be reading from his book of poetry entitled “What the Night Remembered” at UNI. The poetry paints a picture of the riots at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan in 1969. Dr. Tice reflects on President Obama’s recent decision to name the Stonewall Inn a national monument.

One of the world’s greatest violinists, Sarah Chang, will be performing for the Des Moines Civic Music Association’s 2016-17 season debut concert at Drake’s Sheslow Auditorium. Ms. Chang was admitted into the Juilliard School of Music at 6 and made her concert debut with the New York Philharmonic when she was just 8 years old. On October 1st she plans to to dazzle Iowa audiences with her flawless technique and expression, on performances of the music of Bartók, Brahms, and Franck.

Assistant Professor of Music and Opera at Simpson College, Dr. Bernard McDonald, reveals Simpson’s fall opera double bill of Venus and Adonis by John Blow and Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell. Often performed in succession, the two early British operas delve into the depths of tragic love.