Music at the Stanley @ Stanley Visual Classroom, Iowa Memorial Union
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm

Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon listening to live music while exploring our spring 2020 exhibitions.

This event features the UI School of Music Faculty Quartet with James Dreier, Steve Grismore, Masayoshi Shikawa, and Blake Shaw.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Cornell College Music Mondays: Palisades Ensemble @ King Chapel
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Palisades Ensemble was founded in 1992 by conductor and Cornell Professor of Music Martin Hearne and is comprised of the finest instrumental musicians from regional orchestras in the upper Midwest. The ensemble first performed at the 93rd Annual May Music Festival at Cornell College and has returned to the Festival and Music Mondays many times.

Its program will be “El Sombrero de Tres Picos,” Suite No. 1, by Manuel De Falla; “Chants d’Auvergne” (selected from Series 1–5) by Joseph Canteloube, featuring soprano soloist Lisa Hearne; and “Appalachian Spring Suite for Orchestra” by Aaron Copland.

Ukulele Cafe @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the ukulele revolution! Local musician volunteers will lead Ukulele Cafe, where you’ll learn a few simple chords and leave playing a tune. Doesn’t get much better than this. Ukuleles provided.

Please register by calling the library or online at www.crlibrary.org on the events page.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Orchestra Iowa’s Young Patrons Classy Hour @ Opus Concert Cafe
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to join Young Patrons of Orchestra Iowa before Orchestra Iowa’s Masterworks concert, Beethoven 250, at 6:00pm on Saturday, February 1st.

Enjoy complimentary wine and light hors d’oeuvres as we celebrate the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven!

This event welcomes audiences ages 22-45.

The event is free to attend, but a concert ticket is required for entry.

Buy one ticket to Beethoven 250, get your second ticket free when you use code YPBOGO at checkout.

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Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm


The much acclaimed and award-winning Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova, joins Orchestra Iowa in a January Masterworks Beethoven 250 concert with a spell-binding performance of the masterwork Sibelius Violin Concerto. The orchestra will also start off a year of celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a performance of his glorious Symphony #7.



Violin Concerto
Bella Hristova, Violin

Symphony No. 7


Students age 17 & under are eligible for a FREE ticket with paying adult. Subject to availability. Zones 2-5 Only. Some restrictions may apply.

College Student tickets can be purchased for $10.

Student & College Tickets MUST be purchased through at the Ticket Office by phone at 319-366-8203 or in-person at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.

Preucil School of Music’s 46th Annual String Concert @ Hancher Auditorium
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

You are invited to the Preucil School of Music’s 46th Annual String Concert!  The Preucil School of Music, established in 1975, is internationally known for excellence and offers a wide range of Suzuki method-based instrument lessons, group classes, orchestras, and chamber music for all ages. This concert will feature over 200 students with ages ranging from 3-18 playing violin, viola, cello and bass. This event is free and open to the public.

Pied Piper – Percussion @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Feb 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Join us for a music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Pied Piper – Percussion @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Join us for a music concert presented by Orchestra Iowa and designed for preschool age children.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Cornell College Music Monday: Amara Piano Quartet @ King Chapel
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm

The Amara Piano Quartet, founded in 2012 and in residence at Iowa State University, has shown a deep commitment to performing new music. One of its earliest projects was a concert of George Tsontakis’ chamber works. This led to commissions by Tsontakis for the Amara Quartet and a 2016 recording, which Gramophone magazine described as “play[ed] with vibrant and sensitive expressivity.”

At Cornell they will perform their latest Tsontakis’ commission, Piano Quartet No. 4, as well as Frank Bridge’s “Phantasie” and Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 45. The piano quartet features a pianist, violinist, violist, and cellist.

Cornell College Steel Drum Ensembles Concert @ King Chapel
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm

Cornell’s active steel drum program is one of the most sought-after performing groups on campus. The steel drum program has been a part of the Cornell College Music Department for 20 years and its bands have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. Directed by Dr. Martin Hearne.