Joseph Giunta Maestro Class

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 5:30pm Buy Tickets

Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309


Join us for an insightful and informative event, a “Maestro Class”, designed for student and professional Conductors and led by Joseph Giunta, Des Moines Symphony Music Director & Conductor.

Maestro Class Schedule of Events:
5:30-6:30 p.m. Focusing on Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser and Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration, participants will share in a thought provoking dialogue while learning effective and valuable score preparation and rehearsal techniques.  Maestro Class attendees are encouraged to bring scores for these works.

7:00 p.m. Participants will be invited to stay and observe Maestro Giunta in rehearsal with the Des Moines Symphony as they prepare for their upcoming concert:

WAGNER  Overture to Tannhäuser
STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration
TCHAIKOVSKY  Music from Swan Lake

This event is free to attend but an RVSP is required.


All participants will also receive a complimentary ticket to attend the Des Moines Symphony’s Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Masterworks Concert as our personal guest.

For more information about the Symphony Academy, please visit

Upcoming Maestro Class events in our 2017-2018 season include:
Conductor Christopher Seaman – February 2018
Conductor Joseph Giunta and Composer Augusta Read Thomas – March 2018

Our Maestro Classes are presented as part of the Symphony Academy’s Cowles Collaborative Artist Program with funding from the Gardner & Florence Call Cowles Foundation

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