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Des Moines Symphony – NYE Pops – Sinatra at 100 and Beyond

Des Moines Symphony – NYE Pops – Sinatra at 100 and Beyond

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Steve Lippia, vocalist

Following his sold-out New Year’s Eve Pops in 2009, Steve Lippia makes his triumphant return to Des Moines for a celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday.You’ll hear all your favorite Sinatra songs – from Come Fly With Me to My Way – backed by the full symphonic power of the Des Moines Symphony along with members of the Turner Center Jazz Orchestra. Don’t miss Central Iowa’s premiere New Year’s Eve Event – reserve the best seats today!

DMSO – A German Rhapsody

DMSO – A German Rhapsody

WAGNER  Overture to The Flying Dutchman
BRAHMS  Violin Concerto
MOZART  Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
R. STRAUSS  Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman has been praised for his technical proficiency along with his power and passion. His performance of Brahms’s virtuosic Violin Concertowill be a thrilling experience remembered for years to come. Our symphonic tour of Germany also features Wagner’s impassioned Flying Dutchman Overture and the colorful music of Richard Strauss – but first, the sparkling Classical perfection of Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony will uplift and inspire. Join us for this all-German program of exquisite Classical and symphonic favorites.

DMSO @ Iowa State Fair

DMSO @ Iowa State Fair

The Des Moines Symphony’s Iowa State Fair Concert features family-friendly and patriotic favorites, including classics of the American songbook featuring Broadway baritone Hugh Panaro, and a very special composition inspired by the Iowa State Fair itself. Peter Hamlin’s musical celebration of the sights and sounds of the Iowa State Fair, Symphony on a Stick, was commissioned by the Des Moines Symphony as part of its 2015-2016 Season, and the Orchestra is delighted to share this larger-than-life tribute – including accompanying cinematography – at the very event which inspired its composition.

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony’s “Season Finale: All Tchaikovsky”

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony’s “Season Finale: All Tchaikovsky”

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa –Des Moines Symphony’s “Season Finale: All Tchaikovsky” (recorded May 21-22, 2016)

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TCHAIKOVSKY   Capriccio Italien
TCHAIKOVSKY   Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 5

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Simone Porterviolin

Our All-Tchaikovsky Season Finale opens with the full dynamic force of the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s riveting and festive Capriccio Italien. The brilliant, young violinist Simone Porter’s playing has been described as “dynamic” and “impassioned,” and she makes her Des Moines debut in the famous and romantic Violin Concerto in D Major. The program, which concludes with the composer’s Symphony No. 5, will be long-remembered as one of Des Moines’s most beautiful and dramatic nights of music.

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony’s “Season Finale: All Tchaikovsky”

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony’s “Season Finale: All Tchaikovsky”

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa –Des Moines Symphony’s “Season Finale: All Tchaikovsky” (recorded May 21-22, 2016)

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TCHAIKOVSKY   Capriccio Italien
TCHAIKOVSKY   Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 5

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Simone Porterviolin

Our All-Tchaikovsky Season Finale opens with the full dynamic force of the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s riveting and festive Capriccio Italien. The brilliant, young violinist Simone Porter’s playing has been described as “dynamic” and “impassioned,” and she makes her Des Moines debut in the famous and romantic Violin Concerto in D Major. The program, which concludes with the composer’s Symphony No. 5, will be long-remembered as one of Des Moines’s most beautiful and dramatic nights of music.

Des Moines Symphony – Season Finale – All Tchaikovsky

Des Moines Symphony – Season Finale – All Tchaikovsky

TCHAIKOVSKY   Capriccio Italien
TCHAIKOVSKY   Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 5

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Simone Porterviolin

Our All-Tchaikovsky Season Finale opens with the full dynamic force of the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s riveting and festive Capriccio Italien. The brilliant, young violinist Simone Porter’s playing has been described as “dynamic” and “impassioned,” and she makes her Des Moines debut in the famous and romantic Violin Concerto in D Major. The program, which concludes with the composer’s Symphony No. 5, will be long-remembered as one of Des Moines’s most beautiful and dramatic nights of music.

Des Moines Symphony – Season Finale – All Tchaikovsky

Des Moines Symphony – Season Finale – All Tchaikovsky

TCHAIKOVSKY   Capriccio Italien
TCHAIKOVSKY   Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 5

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Simone Porterviolin

Our All-Tchaikovsky Season Finale opens with the full dynamic force of the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s riveting and festive Capriccio Italien. The brilliant, young violinist Simone Porter’s playing has been described as “dynamic” and “impassioned,” and she makes her Des Moines debut in the famous and romantic Violin Concerto in D Major. The program, which concludes with the composer’s Symphony No. 5, will be long-remembered as one of Des Moines’s most beautiful and dramatic nights of music.

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony – “The Moldau, Don Juan, and Beethoven’s PC3”

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony – “The Moldau, Don Juan, and Beethoven’s PC3”

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Des Moines Symphony’s “The Moldau, Don Juan, and Beethoven’s PC3” (recorded April 9-10, 2016)

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R. STRAUSS   Don Juan
BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 3
SMETANA   Music from Má Vlast (My Fatherland)
The High Castle; The Moldau; Sarka; From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Charlie Albrightpiano

The mighty, soaring Moldau is so evocative that it has become one of the most famous melodies in all of music and the anthem of Czech culture. Pianist Charlie Albright has been described by The Washington Post as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation,” and he makes his Des Moines Symphony debut in Beethoven’s passionate C Minor Piano Concerto.

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony – “The Moldau, Don Juan, and Beethoven’s PC3”

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony – “The Moldau, Don Juan, and Beethoven’s PC3”

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Des Moines Symphony’s “The Moldau, Don Juan, and Beethoven’s PC3” (recorded April 9-10, 2016)

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R. STRAUSS   Don Juan
BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 3
SMETANA   Music from Má Vlast (My Fatherland)
The High Castle; The Moldau; Sarka; From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Charlie Albrightpiano

The mighty, soaring Moldau is so evocative that it has become one of the most famous melodies in all of music and the anthem of Czech culture. Pianist Charlie Albright has been described by The Washington Post as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation,” and he makes his Des Moines Symphony debut in Beethoven’s passionate C Minor Piano Concerto.

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony – “Romeo & Juliet and The King of Instruments”

Radio ReBroadcast – Des Moines Symphony – “Romeo & Juliet and The King of Instruments”

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Des Moines Symphony – “Romeo & Juliet and The King of Instruments” (recorded Feb. 27-28, 2016)

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BERLIOZ   Introduction & Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet 
POULENC   Concerto for Organ, Timpani & Strings
SAINT-SAËNS   Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Jeffrey Brillhartorgan

Romeo & Juliet is history’s greatest love story – experience the passion and drama of it live in this concert. Then, Jeffrey Brillhart, the small-town Iowa boy who studied at Drake University with our own Carl Staplin and grew up to be one of the world’s most prominent organists and also soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, takes his seat at the king of instruments in performances that will amaze and inspire.