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DMSO – Ritual Fire Dance

DMSO – Ritual Fire Dance

RAVEL  Alborada del gracioso

RODRIGO  Concierto de Aranjuez                                                  

FALLA  El amor brujo (Love, the Magician)

 

Andalusian melodies and rhythms combine with folk inspiration and magic tales in this Spanish-flavored concert featuring the internationally acclaimed Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater. First, listen to the spirited and virtuosic Alborada del gracioso. Next, guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz joins the Symphony to play Rodrigo’s beautiful, passionate Concierto de Aranjuez. Finally, Falla’s flamenco-inspired masterpiece El amor brujo (Love, the Magician) comes to rhythmic, vivid life in the Iowa premiere of the one-act ballet featuring Venezuelan dancer Siudy Garrido and members of her electrifying flamenco dance company. This innovative collaboration promises to be a thrilling evening of music and dance long remembered.

DMSO – Ritual Fire Dance

DMSO – Ritual Fire Dance

RAVEL  Alborada del gracioso

RODRIGO  Concierto de Aranjuez                                                  

FALLA  El amor brujo (Love, the Magician)

 

Andalusian melodies and rhythms combine with folk inspiration and magic tales in this Spanish-flavored concert featuring the internationally acclaimed Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater. First, listen to the spirited and virtuosic Alborada del gracioso. Next, guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz joins the Symphony to play Rodrigo’s beautiful, passionate Concierto de Aranjuez. Finally, Falla’s flamenco-inspired masterpiece El amor brujo (Love, the Magician) comes to rhythmic, vivid life in the Iowa premiere of the one-act ballet featuring Venezuelan dancer Siudy Garrido and members of her electrifying flamenco dance company. This innovative collaboration promises to be a thrilling evening of music and dance long remembered.

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

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

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.

DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

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.

DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

DMSO – Season Finale – American Gothic and Bolero

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.

QCSO – River of Life

QCSO – River of Life

WAGNER – Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from “Götterdammerung” (Rheinfahrt)
R. STRAUSS – Four Last Songs
WAGNER – Prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde”
RAVEL – Daphnis and Chloë Suite #2

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Heidi Melton SOPRANO

Soprano Heidi Melton returns from triumphant appearances in Carnegie Hall with the Vienna Philharmonic to grace our stages in Richard Strauss’ retrospective and loving Four Last Songs. Wagner’s Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journeytransports us on a river voyage at the time of the twilight of the Gods while Prelude and Liebestod will feature not only our largest orchestra all season, but will also bring Melton back to the stage in the hallmark of German opera arias. Ravel’s throbbing love story Daphnis and Chloe Suite #2 will leave you ecstatically jumping from your seats.

QCSO – River of Life

QCSO – River of Life

WAGNER – Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from “Götterdammerung” (Rheinfahrt)
R. STRAUSS – Four Last Songs
WAGNER – Prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde”
RAVEL – Daphnis and Chloë Suite #2

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Heidi Melton SOPRANO

Soprano Heidi Melton returns from triumphant appearances in Carnegie Hall with the Vienna Philharmonic to grace our stages in Richard Strauss’ retrospective and loving Four Last Songs. Wagner’s Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journeytransports us on a river voyage at the time of the twilight of the Gods while Prelude and Liebestod will feature not only our largest orchestra all season, but will also bring Melton back to the stage in the hallmark of German opera arias. Ravel’s throbbing love story Daphnis and Chloe Suite #2 will leave you ecstatically jumping from your seats.