A celebration of Iberian history and music

The department of music and theatre is hosting a festival of Iberian music for piano, carillon, organ and harpsichord Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 8-10, in Simon Estes Music Hall and outdoors on central campus. "A Woven Tapestry" will include workshops, lectures and recitals by both guest artists and Iowa State faculty and students. All events are open to the public.

Europe's Iberian peninsula consists primarily of Spain and Portugal.

Associate provost for faculty and professor of Spanish Dawn Bratsch-Prince, whose research interests are in medieval Iberian studies, will give a talk Saturday afternoon on the modern popularity of the Camino de Santiago, medieval Christian pilgrimage routes through Spain and Portugal. She has journeyed on several of them. Her talk begins at 3 p.m. in the Estes Music Hall's recital hall (room 140).

 These featured recitals also are in the recital hall unless noted.

  • André Lash, St. George's Episcopal Church in The Villages, Lady Lake, Florida, organ, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., $5 (free for ISU students)
  • ISU keyboard faculty and students, piano, carillon, organ and harpsichord, Sept. 9, 7:30-8:30 p.m., reception follows, $5 (free for ISU students)
  • Carol Anne Taylor, The Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, Dallas, Texas, carillon, Sept. 10, 11-11:45 a.m., campanile, central campus
  • Alexandra Mascolo-David, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, piano, Sept. 10, 4-5:30 p.m., $5 (free for ISU students)

Following Taylor's carillon recital, the campanile will be open for free tours from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

A complete schedule is online.