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Release: Jan. 7, 2002

KSUI broadcasts Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra concerts

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- KSUI 91.7 FM, the University of Iowa's public radio station, will present broadcasts of the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra (CRSO) performances starting Jan. 17.

KSUI will air CRSO performances at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Upcoming broadcasts include:

-- "The Best of Brass," on Jan. 17, featuring the CRSO Brass Ensemble, performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 under the baton of Music Director Christian Tiemeyer, conductor.

-- Rossini's "Barber of Seville" Overture, Grieg's "Holberg Suite," and Schubert's "Symphony #9, 'The Great'" on Feb. 21.

-- Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" on March 21, joined by Leslie Morgan, soprano, and the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale.

The 2001-02 season marks the Cedar Rapids Symphony’s 80th anniversary with a series of performances the orchestra calls "classic classics" at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, as well as other venues including Coe College and Hancher Auditorium. The 82-member CRSO includes many talented players from the UI.

Music Director Christian Tiemeyer says it's an extraordinary achievement for eastern Iowans to claim support of the symphony for eight decades. He views this success as a reflection of priorities: "The entire community can well bask in the glow of nurturing an orchestra that, several years ago, Time magazine called a model for the entire country."