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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.

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. 


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. 

Colin Samuels


Pianist Paavali Jumppanen will perform a challenging recital, which includes Pierre Boulez's Troisieme Sonate pour piano, this Friday night at 7:30p.m. in Eppley Auditorium.  

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. 

Shichao Zhang

Cellist Stephanie March and pianist Shichao Zhang met at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Quickly they discovered a common musical understanding and began performing together in chamber groups. It wasn't until now, ten years later, that they will finally perform a full recital as a duo. The program includes works by Piazzolla and Chopin, which we hear snippets of in this feature. Audience members will also hear a Beethoven sonata and a work by Foss that evokes the American frontier.

Katya Chilingiri

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. 

Zapateado Duo

The Zapateado Duo, composed of cellist Marie-Elaine Gagnon and pianist Angelica Sganga, will present a program entitled "Onda Nueva" as part of the Sioux City Chamber Music Series this Sunday. In this feature, Marie-Elaine talks us through the works we will hear; however, she refuses to let us in on the jokes she plans to tell during the recital.