The University of Iowa

WorldCanvass ReCap: Translating Music

April 12th, 2018

On Thursday, March 1, the internationally acclaimed Elias String Quartet took WorldCanvass inside the process of music-making.  In a performance-filled program called Translating Music, members of the quartet and Elizabeth Oakes, director of the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program in the School of Music, discussed what it takes to bring a piece to life by focusing on two themes—nationality in music and storytelling through music. This program was part of a week-long residency at the UI, which included a number of classroom and public engagements as well as a concert at Hancher Auditorium.



Media Coverage

 Press Citizen: Iowa String Quartet Residency begins with live performance from Elias Quartet


Part 1: Nationality in Music

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Read the transcript

Part 2: Storytelling through music

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WorldCanvass is also available on iTunes


 Translating Music