Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO’s American Gothic and Bolero – Recorded May 13-14, 2017
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HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis
Michael DAUGHERTY American Gothic
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1
Season Finale! Virtuoso cellist Matt Haimovitz makes his Des Moines Symphony debut in a program that stretches from Spain to France and all the way back to Iowa. Hear the music of Hindemith, composed to showcase the virtuosity of American orchestras, and Saint-Saëns’s beautiful First Cello Concerto. Iowa native Michael Daugherty’s American Gothic is accompanied by our world-premiere film celebrating Grant Wood’s Iowa. Finally, our season reaches its zenith with Ravel’s beloved, driving, hypnotic Bolero.