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Jacobs School performances featured on ‘America’s Music Festivals’ radio program


June 28, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's 2011 Summer Music series, a part of IU's Summer Festival of the Arts, will be featured on "America's Music Festivals" through the week of July 2. Heard on more than 95 radio stations around the United States, the program is part of a 26-week series that brings live concert performances and audio features from music festivals throughout North America.

Bloomington's WFIU Public Radio will air the program on Monday, July 2, at 8 p.m. Click here for a list of other radio stations and program times.

In this edition of "America's Music Festivals," Joshua Bell, classical music superstar and one of the school's most famous alumni and faculty members, performs Bruch's Scottish Fantasy with the Festival Orchestra conducted by Michael Stern.

Other highlights include performances by legendary pianist and Distinguished Professor Menahem Pressler; Time for Three, an eclectic string trio that includes Indianapolis Orchestra Concertmaster Zach De Pue; violist Atar Arad and pianist Gregory Sioles.

The host is pianist Orli Shaham. A consummate musician recognized for her grace and vitality, Shaham has established an international reputation as one of today's most gifted pianists.

The program will include Bruch's Scottish Fantasy; Beethoven's Piano Trio in E-Flat, Op. 70, No. 2: III, IV; Chopin's Three Mazurkas: Op. 63, Nos. 1, 2, 3; Nielsen's Quartet No. 4 in F Major, Op. 44; Arad's Caprice No. 5; Krzysztof's Ceci n'est pas une Fugue; Cohen's Hallelujah; Meyer's Thunder Stomp and Mozart's Coronation Mass: Gloria, Credo, Benedictus.

About the Summer Music Series

As part of Indiana University's annual Summer Festival of the Arts, the Jacobs School of Music assembles a Summer Music series of more than 40 free and ticketed events. The series offers an array of world-class concerts featuring orchestra, chamber music, piano, band, percussion, opera, jazz and other special events.

A cornerstone is the Festival Orchestra, which includes distinguished Jacobs faculty, guests from major symphony orchestras around the United States and many of the most talented students from the school. The ensemble is conducted by three internationally recognized conductors each year.

About "America's Music Festivals"

"America's Music Festivals" launched this radio series in 2011 with performances from music festivals of the west coast. Now the series offers 26 all-new programs. From the sandy shores of Cape Cod to the sylvan lakesides of Michigan, from the Pacific beaches of California and Oregon to the wine country of Napa Valley, and from the historic grace of Savannah to the red rocks of Utah, the series is atmospheric and adventuresome. This year's host is the award-winning pianist, Orli Shaham.

"America's Music Festivals" is made possible in part with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.