Gretchen Gondek

Host of "Opus"

Gustav Mahler's Symphony in D Major "Titan" was originally a tone poem but after some revisions and the addition of a movement or two became his first symphony. Join Gretchen Gondek and hear the symphony on this edition of Opus.

Opus 6-01-18

Jun 1, 2018

Gretchen has a bevy of guests dropping by a live broadcast of Opus at Momo's, next door to the Orpheum Theater, the site for this weekend's ground-breaking performances of West Side Story. She talks with SCSO Board President, Juliet Everist, as well as Christie Tremaine. Also she talks with SCSO Conductor, Ryan Haskins and the production's Associate Director, Christopher Murrah among others.

An action packed Opus with Part 1 devoted to the massive West Side Story Production that the Sioux City Symphony is working on for next week.  Gretchen talks with Maestro Haskins as well as Alaina Viau who is overseeing just about every aspect of the production from actors to scenery and lighting. Also we get an actor's perspective from Officer Krupke, himself, played by Matthew Krob.

A tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach this time on Opus, including his vivacious Double Violin Concerto, the Fugue in g and the Cantata known as Sleepers Awake. 

Gretchen welcomes Ryan Haskins, Music Director and Conductor of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. He'll talk about Cherish the Ladies, a pre-St. Patricks Day evening of Irish and Celtic music. Also the Irish Fest, which gets underway with appetizers, green beer and local musicians playing Irish music in the Orpheum lobby before the concert. 

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Mary Day is the guest but the topic is "The Voice of the Century" Marian Anderson

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