Know the Score

"Know the Score" is the official blog of the Luther College Music Department. Students, faculty, and staff provide content on music tours, concerts, recitals and scholarship happening on and away from Luther's Decorah, Iowa campus.

John Cord

'Luther Trumpets take over Des Moines!'

Let the trumpets sound! An homage to Adolf Herseth and an impressive tour through Des Moines reminds us of the power of music through the work of Luther Assistant Professor John Cord, and his trumpeters.

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Christmas at Luther

Tickets still available for "And on Earth, Peace" performances

Tickets are available for the Thursday, Dec. 4, performance at 5:45 p.m. and the Friday, Dec. 5, performance at 9:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or boxoffice@luther.edu, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Jon Ailabouni

Luther College Jazz Band to perform Nov. 20

Performing popular jazz favorites Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Miles Davis the Luther College Jazz Band concert begins 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

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Dan Baldwin

Luther College Chamber Orchestra to perform concert Nov. 22

The Luther College Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. Chamber Orchestra will perform Symphony No. 3 "The Camp Meeting" by Charles Ives, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music.

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Spencer Martin

Luther College Philharmonia to perform Nov. 18

Luther College's Philharmonia will perform works by Telemann, Bartók and Mozart at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Noble Recital Hall located in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

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Luther College Symphony Orchestra to perform concert Nov. 16

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will present their fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther College campus. After the intermission, the concert will feature a performance by internationally accomplished soloist and chamber musician Tarn Travers, who will collaborate with the orchestra on Jean Sibelius's "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra."

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Joan deAlbuquerque, associate professor of music and director of bands

Luther College to present Concert Band concert Nov. 9

The Luther College Concert Band will perform a Veteran's Day concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in the Main Hall of the Center of Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The Concert Band will perform "Star Spangled Banner" arranged by John Williams, "National Emblem" by Edwin Eugene Bagley, "Stars and Stripes" by John Philip Sousa and other band works.

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