The Masterworks concert is an annual event which allows the choirs and orchestra at Iowa State to work together and collaborate. This year, masterwork “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff will be the featured piece.
“Godzilla Eats Las Vegas,” a band composition by Eric Whitacre, will put Wind Ensemble musicians on a new level of musical story-telling.
Mahlon Darlington has been involved in the Iowa State music department since 1976 as a founding member of Ames Piano Quartet and professor of violin and viola. Ames Piano Quartet, the resident chamber music ensemble, has performed internationally and recorded 14 CDs. Darlington is retiring after 36 years of service, and his reception will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Music Hall lobby.
Jason Reeves, a guitar-strumming singer and songwriter from Iowa City, uses collaboration with other artists to expand his fanbase.
For the first time, Bootytronic will entertain students and community during Veishea celebrations.
The Jazz Bands are coming together for the final concert of the year. In their own ways, both Jazz 1 and 2 are taking a new route in their performance Wednesday.
Brad Pettijohn, freshman in materials engineering, plays several instruments including saxophone and flute in the jazz ensembles at Iowa State. Like many Iowa State musicians, Pettijohn remains involved in the music department without being a music major.
ISU Jazz Combos will feature vocalists and pop songs in their latest concert on Wednesday.
Tony LaBat, junior in music, has specialized in playing the flute and recently participated in the Concert of Soloists with the ISU Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, which featured winners of a multi-round concerto competition between music students. He then held his junior recital Sunday in the Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall.
The Ames Piano Quartet, an ensemble of Iowa State faculty musicians since its formation in 1976, will say goodbye to its two founding members as it holds a final concert this semester.