Featuring two of his most famous works — “Little” Fugue in G minor and Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major — this program shows listeners how Bach establish the rules for music we know today. Joining the mix are works by two composers who found inspiration in Bach’s brilliance — Felix Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” symphony and Timothy Kramer’s “BACH meets EsCHer.”
Dare we say – it sounds like the orchestra is going Bach to the future?
- Orchestra Iowa: Bachtoberfest
- Iowa City: 7:30 p.m. Friday (10/11), West High School, 2901 Melrose Ave.; $19 to $35
- Cedar Rapids: 7:30 p.m. Saturday (10/12), Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE; $19 to $49
- Ottumwa: 3 p.m. Sunday (10/13) Bridge View Center, 102 Church St.; $10 and $15
- Ticket information: (319) 366-8203 or Orchestraiowa.org
In the midst of Oktoberfest season, though, a cold beer sounds particularly appropriate.
There’s a story behind the cafe’s beer of choice. Van Houzen is brewed in Newton by one of Orchestra Iowa’s trumpet players, Aren Van Houzen. He even uses the mouth pieces from trumpets as part of his tap handles.
It’s fitting, then, that his Symphony Stout (with coffee and chocolate) is preferred by the brass section post concert. The cafe also serves other Van Houzen beers, including, The Professor (a double IPA with citrus and honey, Sacrifish (a Belgian Tripel with American hops) and Three-Toed Dog (three grains, three-step mash, three-step hops – you get the picture.)
We want you sample this cool partnership. So we’re giving away drink vouchers and five pairs of tickets to Saturday’s concert at the Paramount. Check out our Facebook page to win.
Don your lederhosen, raise your stein and join Orchestra Iowa for this fall celebration!