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Des Moines Symphony – Leslie Odom, Jr. In Concert

Des Moines Symphony – Leslie Odom, Jr. In Concert

Leslie Odom, Jr. took the Broadway world by storm when he originated the role of Aaron Burr in the blockbuster musical Hamilton and won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Since making his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in Rent, his impressive career has spanned television, film and theatre. Now, he joins the Des Moines Symphony for what is sure to be a can’t-miss concert.

Des Moines Winds – Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference Headline Concert

Conductor – Dr. Rebecca Phillips

Piano Solist – Dr. Karl Paulnack

PAUL DUKAS                          “Fanfare” from La Péri (1912)
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK               Serenade in d minor, op. 44 (1878)
ROBERT KURKA                   The Good Soldier Schweik Suite, Op. 22 (1956)
JAMES DAVID                        Swing Landscape: Rhapsody for Piano and Wind Orchestra (2018)
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY         Desi (1991)

Des Moines Symphony – Apotheosis Of The Dance

Des Moines Symphony – Apotheosis Of The Dance

Augusta Read THOMAS  BRIO for Orchestra (2018 World Premiere)

BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 1

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Christopher O’Rileypiano

From beginning to end, it is among the most beloved symphonies ever written. Wagner called Beethoven’s celebratory Seventh Symphony “the apotheosis of the dance.” Experience its sheer joy and rhythmic energy as we continue our 80th Season, ‘Music in Motion.’ But first, pianist and host of NPR’s ‘From the Top’ Christopher O’Riley returns to Des Moines for a bravura performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. The vigor and grandeur of Beethoven’s spirited composition will uplift and inspire.

Des Moines Symphony – Apotheosis Of The Dance

Des Moines Symphony – Apotheosis Of The Dance

Augusta Read THOMAS  BRIO for Orchestra (2018 World Premiere)

BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 1

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Christopher O’Rileypiano

From beginning to end, it is among the most beloved symphonies ever written. Wagner called Beethoven’s celebratory Seventh Symphony “the apotheosis of the dance.” Experience its sheer joy and rhythmic energy as we continue our 80th Season, ‘Music in Motion.’ But first, pianist and host of NPR’s ‘From the Top’ Christopher O’Riley returns to Des Moines for a bravura performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. The vigor and grandeur of Beethoven’s spirited composition will uplift and inspire.

Des Moines Symphony – Stravinsky’s Petrouchka

Des Moines Symphony – Stravinsky’s Petrouchka

ELGAR  In the South

SIBELIUS  Violin Concerto in D Minor

STRAVINSKY  Petrouchka

Christopher Seaman, guest conducting
Simone Porterviolin

 

English conductor Christopher Seaman is renowned for his long and distinguished career leading orchestras here and abroad. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, he leads the Symphony in Petrouchka. You’ll hear the strains of Russian folk songs and dazzling melodies in this historic collaboration between Stravinsky and Diaghilev at the Ballet Russes. But first, violinist Simone Porter returns to Des Moines by popular demand to play Sibelius’s brilliant, impassioned Violin Concerto. Her rendition of this virtuosic work will take your breath away.

Des Moines Symphony – Stravinsky’s Petrouchka

Des Moines Symphony – Stravinsky’s Petrouchka

ELGAR  In the South

SIBELIUS  Violin Concerto in D Minor

STRAVINSKY  Petrouchka

Christopher Seaman, guest conducting
Simone Porterviolin

 

English conductor Christopher Seaman is renowned for his long and distinguished career leading orchestras here and abroad. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, he leads the Symphony in Petrouchka. You’ll hear the strains of Russian folk songs and dazzling melodies in this historic collaboration between Stravinsky and Diaghilev at the Ballet Russes. But first, violinist Simone Porter returns to Des Moines by popular demand to play Sibelius’s brilliant, impassioned Violin Concerto. Her rendition of this virtuosic work will take your breath away.

Des Moines Symphony – Invitation to the Dance

Des Moines Symphony – Invitation to the Dance

WEBER  Invitation to the Dance

BRUCH  Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor

RACHMANINOFF  Symphonic Dances

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Jennifer Frautschiviolin

 

Joseph Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony open our 80th Season, ‘Music in Motion,’ with Weber’s graceful, vivacious Invitation to the Dance. Two-time GRAMMY nominee Jennifer Frautschi makes her triumphant return to Des Moines for a richly textured performance of Bruch’s beloved First Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s final work, the brilliantly scored Symphonic Dances, ends our Season Debut in a blaze of whirling, lavish melodies.

Des Moines Symphony – Invitation to the Dance

Des Moines Symphony – Invitation to the Dance

WEBER  Invitation to the Dance

BRUCH  Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor

RACHMANINOFF  Symphonic Dances

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Jennifer Frautschiviolin

 

Joseph Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony open our 80th Season, ‘Music in Motion,’ with Weber’s graceful, vivacious Invitation to the Dance. Two-time GRAMMY nominee Jennifer Frautschi makes her triumphant return to Des Moines for a richly textured performance of Bruch’s beloved First Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s final work, the brilliantly scored Symphonic Dances, ends our Season Debut in a blaze of whirling, lavish melodies.