Siouxland Arts Live

Soiuxland Arts Live highlights the quality and diversity of music happening in Siouxland. Each month we broadcast a live concert happening in the broadcast region, giving our audience the chance to either go to the event or listen live. We have partnered with the National Music Museum, Sioux City Art Center, Morningside College, Town Square Coffeeshop, the Marquee, and other venues for these broadcasts. The series itself is supported by a grant from the M.A. Martin Everist Foundation. 

Edem Soul Music
Ally Karsyn

Edem Soul Music will be opening Ode’s live storytelling night on Friday, April 6, starting at 6 p.m. at The Marquee in downtown Sioux City.

On this week's Opus, we revisit a concert that was broadcast on Siouxland Arts Live in October 2017. Ioana Galu was the featured artist, performing violin favorites. Adding to the excitement of the evening was the chance to hear the National Music Museum's Ceruti violin (ca. 1805-1810) and Broadwood grand piano (1855). As you will hear, the gallery was full and the audience thrilled. Galu was accompanied by Susan Keith Gray. 

Program:

Clarinetist Luis Viquez is the Opus guest this time. We hear his Siouxland Arts Live performance from the National Music Museum in Vermillion recorded this past November where he shared a program called Clarinet Classics, Old and New. The program included music inspired by his native Costa Rica as well four pieces inspired by Jellyfish, plus classics from Rossini and Saint-Saens.

Disney Fantasia, a film that was made to showcase classical music, was shown Saturday in the Orpheum Theater. Best of all, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra performed the score, live! Gretchen Gondek talks with the man in charge of keeping everything in synch, Conductor, Ryan Haskins.

Pianist Boris Slutsky is the next guest on Opus. Slutsky grew up in Russia and burst onto the scene winning every major prize at the William Kapell International Piano Competition in 1981. He is now Chair of Piano at The Peabody Conservatory and recently began teaching at Northwestern University. Gretchen Gondek had a chance to talk to Slutsky after a recent performance at the Morningside College Piano Recital Series.

Gretchen Hosts 2017 Iowa Piano Competition winner Mackenzie Melemed on this week's Opus. Melemed had a busy week in Siouxland performing at the Sioux City Art Center in addition to his performance with the Sioux City Symphony with the Halloween themed Night of Taunts and Terrors concert.