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Des Moines Symphony – Beethoven & Mahler’s ‘Titan’

Des Moines Symphony – Beethoven & Mahler’s ‘Titan’

BERNSTEIN –  Overture to Candide

BEETHOVEN –  “Emperor” Concerto

MAHLER –  Symphony No. 1, “The Titan”

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Inon Barnatanpiano

Joseph Giunta’s 30th Anniversary Season begins with the music that launched his career at the Des Moines Symphony – Mahler’s virtuosic “Titan” Symphony. Inon Barnatan, called “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” by the New York Times, makes his Des Moines debut playing Beethoven’s iconic “Emperor” Concerto.  But first, the Symphony’s 81st Season, ‘Giunta Celebrates Bernstein,’ opens with one of Leonard Bernstein’s most beloved works – the witty, effervescent Candide Overture.

Des Moines Symphony – Beethoven & Mahler’s ‘Titan’

Des Moines Symphony – Beethoven & Mahler’s ‘Titan’

BERNSTEIN –  Overture to Candide

BEETHOVEN –  “Emperor” Concerto

MAHLER –  Symphony No. 1, “The Titan”

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Inon Barnatanpiano

Joseph Giunta’s 30th Anniversary Season begins with the music that launched his career at the Des Moines Symphony – Mahler’s virtuosic “Titan” Symphony. Inon Barnatan, called “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” by the New York Times, makes his Des Moines debut playing Beethoven’s iconic “Emperor” Concerto.  But first, the Symphony’s 81st Season, ‘Giunta Celebrates Bernstein,’ opens with one of Leonard Bernstein’s most beloved works – the witty, effervescent Candide Overture.

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
POULENC – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
BRAHMS –  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Edo de Waart, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, duo piano

Our Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration concludes with “Lenny’s” quintessential curtain-raiser, the overture to Candide. Maestro de Waart welcomes Christina and Michelle Naughton, the most acclaimed piano duo on today’s classical circuit, for Francis Poulenc’s famous Concerto for Two Pianos, a charming and agreeable work with a strong suggestion of Mozart at its sparkling heart. Finally, the season closes with Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony, a work of supreme control that grows from a focused, serious beginning to a wonderfully bright and brassy finale.

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
POULENC – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
BRAHMS –  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Edo de Waart, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, duo piano

Our Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration concludes with “Lenny’s” quintessential curtain-raiser, the overture to Candide. Maestro de Waart welcomes Christina and Michelle Naughton, the most acclaimed piano duo on today’s classical circuit, for Francis Poulenc’s famous Concerto for Two Pianos, a charming and agreeable work with a strong suggestion of Mozart at its sparkling heart. Finally, the season closes with Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony, a work of supreme control that grows from a focused, serious beginning to a wonderfully bright and brassy finale.

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
POULENC – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
BRAHMS –  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Edo de Waart, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, duo piano

Our Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration concludes with “Lenny’s” quintessential curtain-raiser, the overture to Candide. Maestro de Waart welcomes Christina and Michelle Naughton, the most acclaimed piano duo on today’s classical circuit, for Francis Poulenc’s famous Concerto for Two Pianos, a charming and agreeable work with a strong suggestion of Mozart at its sparkling heart. Finally, the season closes with Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony, a work of supreme control that grows from a focused, serious beginning to a wonderfully bright and brassy finale.

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Jahja Ling, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy opening excerpt from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town, Ling leads a performance of that “Everest” of piano concertos, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third, with rising young Uzbek sensation Behzod Abduraimov as soloist. The concert concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s enigmatic, intensely dramatic Symphony No. 5.

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Jahja Ling, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy opening excerpt from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town, Ling leads a performance of that “Everest” of piano concertos, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third, with rising young Uzbek sensation Behzod Abduraimov as soloist. The concert concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s enigmatic, intensely dramatic Symphony No. 5.

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

San Diego Symphony – RACH 3

BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Jahja Ling, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy opening excerpt from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town, Ling leads a performance of that “Everest” of piano concertos, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third, with rising young Uzbek sensation Behzod Abduraimov as soloist. The concert concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s enigmatic, intensely dramatic Symphony No. 5.