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Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

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
RAVEL  Bolero

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Matt Haimovitz, cello

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.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

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
RAVEL  Bolero

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Matt Haimovitz, cello

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.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO’s Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ – Recorded April 1-2, 2017

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BERLIOZ  Symphonie Fantastique

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Hector Berlioz composed Symphonie Fantastique both to explore musical romanticism and to give his hometown of Paris a symphony of its own. The epic Symphonie Fantastique in its groundbreaking entirety is filled with unrequited love, witches, guillotines and phantasmagorical dreams.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO’s Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ – Recorded April 1-2, 2017

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BERLIOZ  Symphonie Fantastique

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Hector Berlioz composed Symphonie Fantastique both to explore musical romanticism and to give his hometown of Paris a symphony of its own. The epic Symphonie Fantastique in its groundbreaking entirety is filled with unrequited love, witches, guillotines and phantasmagorical dreams.

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – Marsalis in Iowa

Radio ReBroadcast – Orchestra Iowa – Marsalis in Iowa

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – Orchestra Iowa’s Marsalis in Iowa – Recorded 3/10-11/17

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ELLINGTON Three Black Kings
S. BEAMISH Under the Wing of the Rock: Saxophone Concerto No. 2
WILLIAMS Escapades
COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master, Branford Marsalis headlines this program showcasing the unique intersections of jazz and classical composition technique. Originally written for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Duke Ellington’s Three Black Kings uses rhythmic dance with stylistic elements of jazz and gospel idioms to paint a portrait of Balthazaar (King of the Magi), King Solomon, and Martin Luther King. One of America’s most important composers, Aaron Copland fused together distinctly American sounds with the traditions of European masters when he wrote his Third Symphony at the end of World War II.

Jazz and classical artist, Branford Marsalis, of the famed Marsalis musical family, has established a career as a performer of international renown, equally at home in both concert halls and jazz clubs. Prominent Scottish composer, Sally Beamish’s second saxophone concerto, Under the Wing of the Rock, was dedicated to Branford, and he subsequently recorded the work. Film composer John Williams wrote the soundtrack to the 2002 movie, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks – a score full of suspense and intrigue that was later adapted by the composer into the saxophone concerto, Escapades.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO’s Cathedrals of Sound – Recorded 1/28-29/17

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BRAHMS  Academic Festival Overture
William BOLCOM  Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”

JoAnn Falletta, guest conducting
Oasis Quartet

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation,” JoAnn Falletta is a much-sought guest conductor and a vibrant presence on the podium. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, she leads the Symphony in a soaring symphonic showcase. This energetic concert opens with Brahms’s lively Academic Festival Overture. Next, the virtuosic Oasis Quartet plays Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso, a masterpiece for four saxophones and orchestra. Finally, Bruckner’s monumentalFourth Symphony, his “cathedral of sound,” will take your breath away with its blazing power and majesty.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Cathedrals of Sound

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO’s Cathedrals of Sound – Recorded 1/28-29/17

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BRAHMS  Academic Festival Overture
William BOLCOM  Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”

JoAnn Falletta, guest conducting
Oasis Quartet

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation,” JoAnn Falletta is a much-sought guest conductor and a vibrant presence on the podium. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, she leads the Symphony in a soaring symphonic showcase. This energetic concert opens with Brahms’s lively Academic Festival Overture. Next, the virtuosic Oasis Quartet plays Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso, a masterpiece for four saxophones and orchestra. Finally, Bruckner’s monumentalFourth Symphony, his “cathedral of sound,” will take your breath away with its blazing power and majesty.

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Romeo & Rach 2

Radio ReBroadcast – DMSO – Romeo & Rach 2

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphonies of Iowa – DMSO – Romeo & Rach 2 – Recorded 11/19-20/16

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TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo & Juliet (Overture Fantasy)
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
PROKOFIEV Music from Romeo & Juliet
BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

Lise de la Salle is one of classical music’s most exciting young artists. Experience the thrill of hearing Rachmaninoff’s glorious, lyrical Second Piano Concerto performed by this rising star. Our all-Russian program concludes with Borodin’s exhilaratingPolovtsian Dances, but first, you’ll hear two contrasting portrayals of Romeo & Juliet. You’ll be captivated and enthralled as Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers is brought to vivid, symphonic life by Prokofiev’s passionate ballet and Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Overture Fantasy.