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Lydia Artymiw, who has performed with many of the world's great symphonies and chamber groups and collaborated with musicians such as Yo Yo Ma and Kim Kashkashian, will open this year's Morningside Piano Recital Series. Those coming to this recital will hear a tremendous program featuring Mozart, Zaimont, Debussy, and Schumann. It begins at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, in Eppley Auditorium. 

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Alexander Scriabin was one of the great symbolist composers of the 20th century. His work was shaped by his mystical beliefs, which he thought would bring the world to a new Nirvana, enducing a state of mystic rapture. Pianist Arthur Greene will perform a selection of Scriabin’s works this Sunday in Eppley auditorium. The recital will be set in darkness with projected images complimenting the music. Morningside Piano Recital Series director, Jim March, says this presentation is well suited to the composer.

Pianist Julian Martin will perform a recital of waltzes, sonatas, and tableaux this Saturday in Eppley Auditorium. The artists is now on faculty at Julliard. His career took flight in 1975 as the winner of the Montevideo International Competition. Performances around the world have followed, as have seats on the juries of the major competitions including Montrial, Iowa International, and American Pianists' Foundation. 

Coming up next on The Exchange, we take a look back at an historical event that still shapes our lives today.

We talk to a Morningside alumnus who took part in the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery Alabama more than 50 years ago.

Also we catch up with some of news from the Iowa legislature.  That and more after this news.

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World renowned harpsichordist Jory Vinikour will perform a recital this evening at 7:30 in the Levitt Gallery on the campus of Morningside College. We were fortunate to meet him in the gallery and even more so to broadcast an hour of conversation and music. During the interview, Jory discussed his love of the instrument, how he became a harpsichordist, and the story of the harpsichord we hear. We also discuss key figures of the High Baroque, and hear his performance of works by JS Bach, Rameau, Duphly, and Handel.

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World renowned harpsichordist Jory Vinikour will perform a recital in Levitt Gallery this Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

Christopher Taylor, roundly considered to be a virtuoso pianist, will perform a recital this Sunday at Morningside College. Professor James March, director of the Morningside Piano Recital Series, joined Mark Munger to talk about the program. 

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Saturday, pianist Grace Eunhae Kim returns by demand to the Morningside Piano Recital Series. Her program includes three sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Beethoven's "Eroica" Variations, and Schumann's Fantasy in C Major. 

Morningside College hosts the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, Offutt Brass, this Sunday in Eppley Auditorium. Tony Hutchins, former member of Offutt Brass and current director of Morninside’s instrumental jazz program, joined Mark Munger to talk about the program and the marriage between jazz and the military.     

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This will be the 20th anniversary of Christmas at Morningside, and to celebrate, the college has commissioned new arrangements from Stacey V. Gibbs, who has, in addition to the arrangements, written original music for accompaniment.