Performance Today

with host Fred Child

: Music of the Midwest

Bix Beiderbecke Wikimedia Commons

"Rock Island Line" is about trains, the Mississippi River, and Bix Beiderbecke: in short, it's a brand-new piece about Davenport, Iowa. On Friday's Performance Today, we'll hear the world premiere of Jacob Bancks' Iowa-inspired piece from a concert by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.