Des Moines, IA / 190

Thursday, November 13, 2008  |  Hoyt Sherman Place  |  Presented by Orchestra Iowa


This week, from Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa, our line-up of outstanding performers includes a 16-year-old violinist performing the music of Edward Elgar, a guitar quartet from Minneapolis performing an evocative piece by Ben Verdery, and a teenage baritone, who tells us why a small town in Iowa can be an extraordinary place to study music. This show is part of From the Top and Orchestra Iowa’s multi-year residency, “Iowa Makes Music.”

Performers and repertoire:

Pianist Chelsea Wang, 14, from West Des Moines, IA, performs Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin

Violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Ha-Eun Ryu, 16, from North Liberty, IA, performs La Capricieuse, Op. 17 by Edward Elgar

Baritone Alan Nagel, 17, from Johnston, IA, performs “Non più andrai” from Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Oboist Julia DeRosa, 17, from New Canaan, CT, plays I. Allegro aperto from Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The MacPhail Suzuki Guitar Quartet (guitarists David Tramm, 17, from Arden Hills, MN; Thomas Polzine, 17, from Buffalo, MN; Stephen Krishnan, 17, from Shoreview, MN; and Christopher Garwood, 15, from Maple Plain, MN) from the MacPhail Center for Music performs Ellis Island by Ben Verdery

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, January 25, 2010
  • Monday, July 6, 2009
  • Monday, January 26, 2009

Release date is when this show is released to NPR stations, here on our website, and to our podcast. Shows are released on a weekly basis; please check your local NPR station listing for the actual airtime in your market. If you'd like, you can visit NPR's "Find Stations" page to look for your station.

You may also like...