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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.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Harold in Italy

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Harold in Italy

LOREN LOIACONO – World Premiere

ELGAR – Cello Concerto

BERLIOZ – Harold in Italy

Paganini dismissed early sketches of Berlioz’s Harold in Italy as unsuitable for the celebrated virtuoso. After hearing the final work years later, he pulled the composer on stage and knelt before him in front of a cheering audience. On a program with your DSO Principal musicians as featured soloists, Eric Nowlin performs the music depicting the melancholy traveler Harold, and Wei Yu returns as a soloist for Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

This program will be live webcast Saturday, October 21
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live+ add to my calendar

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Harold in Italy

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Harold in Italy

LOREN LOIACONO – World Premiere

ELGAR – Cello Concerto

BERLIOZ – Harold in Italy

Paganini dismissed early sketches of Berlioz’s Harold in Italy as unsuitable for the celebrated virtuoso. After hearing the final work years later, he pulled the composer on stage and knelt before him in front of a cheering audience. On a program with your DSO Principal musicians as featured soloists, Eric Nowlin performs the music depicting the melancholy traveler Harold, and Wei Yu returns as a soloist for Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

This program will be live webcast Saturday, October 21
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live+ add to my calendar

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – League Conference Concert

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – League Conference Concert

This program will be live webcast Tuesday, June 6
at 7:30 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.

 

To celebrate the launch of the League of American Orchestras’ 75th anniversary and its 2017 national conference in Detroit, Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts the DSO in an engaging program to include Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s thrilling, satirical Seven Deadly Sins with multifaceted vocalist and Detroit resident Shara Nova. This 20th century theatrical masterpiece is presented alongside several exciting contemporary works: Mohammed Fairouz’s Pax universalis, dedicated to children who have fallen victim to global conflict; former DSO Lebenbom Award winner Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Something for the Dark; Michigan native Jonathan Bailey Holland’s “Equality” (featuring the poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou); and Mason Bates’ homage to Detroit Techno “Warehouse Medicine” from The B-Sides. The concert kicks off with a special performance by the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra (DSYO) conducted by Oriol Sans.

Artists
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Shara Nova, vocalist
Hudson Shad, vocal quartet
Dr. Tonya Matthews, narrator

Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra
Oriol Sans, conductor
Joshua McClendon, cello

Program
KEVIN PUTS Hymn to the Sun (DSYO)
ELGAR Cello Concerto (DSYO)
Intermission
MOHAMMED FAIROUZ Pax universalis
WEILL The Seven Deadly sins, Ballet Chante
JONATHAN BAILEY HOLLAND “Equality” Text by Dr. Maya Angelou (Used by permission of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC)
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER Something for the Dark
MASON BATES “Warehouse Medicine” from The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra & Electronica

QCSO – Water Music

QCSO – Water Music

HANDEL – Water Music Suite
ELGAR – Cello Concerto, Op. 85
SCHUMANN – Symphony #3 “Rhenish”

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Hannah Holman CELLO

We first explore English and German rivers through Handel’s Water Music, a perennial favorite and Baroque Masterpiece, originally performed right on the Thames. Next, our beloved principal cellist Hannah Holman is spotlighted in Elgar’s lushly emotional Cello Concerto. The program climaxes with Schumann’s epic and swirling Rhine River tribute, Symphony #3.

QCSO – Water Music

QCSO – Water Music

HANDEL – Water Music Suite
ELGAR – Cello Concerto, Op. 85
SCHUMANN – Symphony #3 “Rhenish”

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Hannah Holman CELLO

We first explore English and German rivers through Handel’s Water Music, a perennial favorite and Baroque Masterpiece, originally performed right on the Thames. Next, our beloved principal cellist Hannah Holman is spotlighted in Elgar’s lushly emotional Cello Concerto. The program climaxes with Schumann’s epic and swirling Rhine River tribute, Symphony #3.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – A National Romance

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – A National Romance

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “A National Romance” – Recorded 10/16-17/15

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ELGAR — Froissart Overture
RAVEL — Piano Concerto in G Major
SIBELIUS — Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Featuring Anna Polonsky, Piano

Three iconic works from the late romantic era and early 20th Century, each of which defines the style of music of their nation. Edward Elgar pays tribute to Jean Froissart, whose Chronicles described the great era of chivalry, while Jean Sibelius stokes the patriotic conscience of his native Finland. Meanwhile, nobody represents the French style more than Maurice Ravel in his Piano Concerto in G Major, which flirts with influences of American Jazz and the music of George Gershwin.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – A National Romance

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – A National Romance

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s “A National Romance” – Recorded 10/16-17/15

On your computer?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (link at the top of the page)

On a mobile device? CLICK HERE to download the Public Radio Player App

ELGAR — Froissart Overture
RAVEL — Piano Concerto in G Major
SIBELIUS — Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Featuring Anna Polonsky, Piano

Three iconic works from the late romantic era and early 20th Century, each of which defines the style of music of their nation. Edward Elgar pays tribute to Jean Froissart, whose Chronicles described the great era of chivalry, while Jean Sibelius stokes the patriotic conscience of his native Finland. Meanwhile, nobody represents the French style more than Maurice Ravel in his Piano Concerto in G Major, which flirts with influences of American Jazz and the music of George Gershwin.

Orchestra Iowa – A National Romance

Orchestra Iowa – A National Romance

ELGAR — Froissart Overture
RAVEL — Piano Concerto in G Major
SIBELIUS — Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Featuring Anna Polonsky, Piano

Three iconic works from the late romantic era and early 20th Century, each of which defines the style of music of their nation. Edward Elgar pays tribute to Jean Froissart, whose Chronicles described the great era of chivalry, while Jean Sibelius stokes the patriotic conscience of his native Finland. Meanwhile, nobody represents the French style more than Maurice Ravel in his Piano Concerto in G Major, which flirts with influences of American Jazz and the music of George Gershwin.