Know the Score

"Know the Score" is the official blog of the Luther College Music Department. Students, faculty, and staff provide content on music tours, concerts, recitals and scholarship happening on and away from Luther's Decorah, Iowa campus.

Gianni Schicchi, one-act opera

Iowa Public Radio to broadcast Luther College opera production

Iowa Public Radio will broadcast Luther College's spring 2014 opera production of Puccini's one-act operas "Sister Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi." The performance from Luther will air at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, on Iowa Public Radio. The broadcast is part of Iowa Public Radio's program "Opera in October," which highlights performances of opera productions from around the state of Iowa.

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Calliope Duo to perform at Luther Oct. 28

The Calliope Duo, featuring Elizabeth McNutt, flute, and Shannon Wettstein, piano, will perform a guest recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and features recent solo and chamber works by Mario Lavista, José-Luis Hurtado, Arturo Furentes, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and a world premiere by Iowa composer, Harvey Sollberger.

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Composing Homecoming

Brooke Joyce, Luther's composer-in-residence, gives an honorary nod to Homecoming with a short video of excerpts from the composition studio reunion concert.

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Carole Terry, organist

Luther College to host Concert Organist Carole Terry Oct. 14

Carole Terry, guest concert organist, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther Campus. The concert is being presented as Luther's annual Benefactor Organ Recital, which features outstanding artists of international caliber performing on the Robert Sipe mechanical action organ.

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Jon Ailabouni

Luther College Jazz Ensembles performing in Marty's Oct. 10

College Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in Marty's in the Dahl Centennial Union on Luther's campus. The Jazz Band is dedicated to featuring improvisation by student soloists and presenting swinging arrangements that will have audiences heading for the dance floor.

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CANCELLED: Faculty Artist Series: Karen Kanakis to perform voice recital Oct. 15

Karen Kanakis, Luther College associate professor of music, will present a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on Luther campus. The program features music sung entirely in Italian by various composers including Franz Liszt, Giuseppe Verdi, Paolo Tosti, Gioachino Rossini and Reynaldo Hahn.

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