Madness & Musings on Iowa Public Radio Symphonies of Iowa

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This week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast features the Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players “Madness & Musings” concert. This statewide broadcast can be heard on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. and Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. on the following Iowa Public Radio classical broadcast frequencies:

Iowa City, Cedar Rapids 91.7
Ottumwa 91.1
Cedar Falls, Waterloo 89.5
Ames, Des Moines 90.1 HD 2
Patterson, Des Moines 105.9
Dubuque, Des Moines 101.7
Pleasantville 96.3
Mitchellville 88.9
Mason City 90.7
KUNI 90.9 HD 2

Or online through the streaming media player found at

The Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players bring small ensemble music to life this week with their “Madness & Musings” concert. The concert opens with Corelli’s “La Folia” sonata, featuring Orchestra Iowa concertmaster candidate Beth Larson on violin, principal cellist Carey Bostian, and principal keyboardist Miko Kominami on harpsichord. Based on the Portuguese tune of the same name, the sonata is a series of 24 variations on the original melody. Next, Larson and Bostian are joined by violist Jenwei Yu for Dohnanyi’s gorgeous Serenade in C major. The concert concludes with Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 featuring all four musicians.


Beth Larson, violin
Jenwei Yu, viola
Carey Bostian, cello
Miko Kominami, piano and harpsichord

Madness & Musings

CORELLI — Sonata in D minor, Op. 5, No. 12 “La Folia”
DOHNANYI — Serenade in C major for Violin, Viola, and Cello
SCHUMANN — Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47

(Concert recorded Jan. 9-11, 2015)


Jacqueline Halbloom
800-772-2440 Ext. 36485