National Music Museum

Cultural Continuum 12-13-19

Dec 13, 2019

The New Art SUX Gallery opens up, SPM and LAMB Arts Regional Theater combine forces to bring A Christmas Carol to you, the SCSO swings into Christmas and Vangarde Arts is hopping with bluegrass and comedy.

Cultural Continuum 11.15-19

Nov 15, 2019

Shawn Holt leads the Teardrops for a new generation of Chicago Blues you can see them at Vangarde Arts. Klaire Lockheart and Pauline Sensenig both open shows at the Sioux City Art Center and Shot in the Dark and LAMB both have shows this weekend.

Cultural Continuum 11.08.19

Nov 8, 2019

Johnny Winter's hand-picked side man, Paul Nelson returns to Vangarde Arts. Learn how to make rope at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. We celebrate Spring with the SCSO and we'll try our hand at pickin' and grinnin' at the Betty Strong Encounter Center.

Cultural Continuum 10-11-19

Oct 11, 2019

If you're hungry, you might try the Art Center, ARTilicious is tonight. Also there are a so many Fall Fest events we could only list a select few, and the Sanford Museum hosts a lecture on US/China/Iowa trade. 

Cultural Continuum 3-15-19

Mar 15, 2019

Sioux City Rockestra is back! Also there's theater all over the place, there's Celtic music to celebrate the man that drove the rats out of Ireland, and Siouxland Civic Dance presents Cinderella.

Cultural Continuum 2-01-19

Feb 1, 2019

Shelby Pierce joins Steve on this February 1st, Cultural Continuum. Lots of Jazz, a Conservatory recital at Vangarde, the Empty Bowls moves into the Sioux City Convention Center.

Cultural Continuum 11-09-18

Nov 9, 2018

There's lots of theater happening, a hobo lounge singer at Vangarde, Soul Food at the Conservatory and TWO orchestras open new seasons.

Cultural Continuum 10-19-18

Oct 19, 2018
Janus Films

A big Pride event in Orange City this weekend, WITCC hosts a Zombie Walk followed by a blood crawl, which is kind of like a pub crawl, except Halloweenier. There's a CROP Walk too and where in the heck is Sixto Rodriguez? The NMM goes Searching for Sugarman in Vermillion.

Cultural Continuum 10-05-18

Oct 5, 2018

This is the last weekend to check out the National Music Museum for awhile, college theater at Morningside and Wayne, there's a smattering of hikes and an Elvis (Costello) collaborator, which is way different than an Elvis impersonator.

Cultural Continuum 9-14-18

Sep 14, 2018

We get to the second and third acts of the Sioux City International Film Festival, Five Free Bands at the festival formerly known as WITStock, Mexico's 4th of July (on September 16th) and all that doesn't even get us through the weekend!

Cultural Continuum 4-20-18

Apr 20, 2018

Travis Morgan joins Steve to talk about the epic West Side Story production with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra Saturday and Sunday at the Orpheum Theater. There is also live theater, a bevy of Earth Day events, art at a yoga studio and your usual assemblage of seminars and talks. 

Cultural Continuum 3-23-18

Mar 23, 2018

It's spring and there is no lack of activities. Dr. Frank O'Neil talks about what happens when your brain gets tired, there is an award winning pianist performing at the Sioux City Art Center for Siouxland Federated Music Club, Stone State Park has its first walk of spring and it's Less Talk-More Bach at the National Music Museum.

On this week's Opus, we revisit a concert that was broadcast on Siouxland Arts Live in October 2017. Ioana Galu was the featured artist, performing violin favorites. Adding to the excitement of the evening was the chance to hear the National Music Museum's Ceruti violin (ca. 1805-1810) and Broadwood grand piano (1855). As you will hear, the gallery was full and the audience thrilled. Galu was accompanied by Susan Keith Gray. 

Program:

Clarinetist Luis Viquez is the Opus guest this time. We hear his Siouxland Arts Live performance from the National Music Museum in Vermillion recorded this past November where he shared a program called Clarinet Classics, Old and New. The program included music inspired by his native Costa Rica as well four pieces inspired by Jellyfish, plus classics from Rossini and Saint-Saens.

Cultural Continuum 1-19-18

Jan 19, 2018

Cultural Continuum 12-01-17

Dec 1, 2017

Christmas programs at most area colleges and just about every other venue in the region this week. Lots of theater too and we break in new co-host Shelby Pierce!

Gretchen welcomes Dr. Richard Steinbach to Opus this time. Steinbach is the M.A. Everist Foundation Artist in Residence at Briar Cliff University and he'll talk about his teaching, his travels, his recordings and his upcoming Christmas Spirit performance at the National Music Museum.

Ioana Galu Performs Edit | Remove

Cultural Continuum 10-06-17

Oct 6, 2017

Cultural Continuum 12-02-16

Dec 2, 2016

  

Cultural Continuum 11-18-16

Nov 18, 2016

  

Cultural Continuum 11-04-16

Nov 4, 2016

The Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan

Oct 16, 2015
National Music Museum

 

“Gamelan”— a Midwest accent cannot do justice to the resonance of this Javanese word. “Gamelan”: Not one musical instrument, but many. Hanging gongs, cradled gongs, gong-chimes, kettles, drums, bronze pots, xylophone-like instruments, mallets, zithers, and flutes. Gamelan. Mysterious and mesmerizing to the uninitiated ear.

The Keyed Trumpet

Oct 14, 2015
National Music Museum

Just when you thought you had heard about everything that Leonardo DaVinci had thought about – you now will hear he thought about musical instruments, and among them, circa 1500, a

The Leeson Saxophone

Oct 13, 2015
National Music Museum

Of the rare National Music Museum instruments to be played at the Sioux City Symphony’s “Night at the Museum” concert this Saturday, October 17th, at the Orpheum Theater, the alto saxophone is remarkable for its association to the first American classical saxophonist.

The "Fruh" Cello

Oct 12, 2015
The 1730 "Fruh" cello. Front, side, and back.
National Music Museum

In the musical instrument world, the name “Stradivari” is akin to  “Picasso” in the art world. If you know no other instrument maker’s name, you know this one. Considered the greatest ‘luthier’ of all, Stradivari is synonymous with unparalleled sound quality. 

The Calisto Harpsichord

Oct 11, 2015
National Music Museum

Calisto harpsichord, 1780