Opus

Fridays at 11:00 a.m. on HD1 and HD2

Opus dives deeply into the world of classical music. Gretchen's guests include luminaries of classical music such as Boris Slutsky, James March, and Ioana Galu. You will hear deep contemplations of favorite works and composers as well as live concerts recorded by Siouxland Arts Live. 

Gretchen welcomes Ellen Osborn to Opus today. Osborn is a singer and actor when not at her day job (as an attorney) and she talks about some of her favorite roles, productions and musical pieces.

Join Gretchen on Opus today for G.F. Handel's Water Music, 3 suites of orchestral music composed after a request from King George I to hold a concert on the River Thames.

Opus 8-10-18 Claude Debussy

Aug 10, 2018

A prelude to the afternoon of a French Impressionist, with composer Claude Debussy the focus of this episode of Opus. Join Gretchen for his Nocturnes for Orchestra, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Clair de Lune.  

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Opus 7-27-18 March Dances

Jul 27, 2018

It's a Yankee Doodle Dandy edition of Opus this time! Gretchen will play the Symphony #3, the final symphony of Aaron Copland, composed during WWII. Also we'll double the dose on Copland with A Lincoln Portrait, narrated by the resonant bass of James Earl Jones. 

Opus 6-29-18 Gregory Giles

Jun 29, 2018

Sioux City Symphony Orchestra Conductor/Music Director Ryan Haskins sits down with Gretchen on this episode of Opus. Ryan has a preview of the music on the schedule for this upcoming season of concerts, including film music from John Williams' score to Star Wars A New Hope.

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