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BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
BEETHOVEN “Emperor” Concerto
MAHLER Symphony No. 1, “The Titan”
Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA)
Joseph Giunta’s 30th Anniversary Season begins with the music that launched his career at the Des Moines Symphony – Mahler’s virtuosic “Titan” Symphony. Inon Barnatan, called “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” by the New York Times, makes his Des Moines debut playing Beethoven’s iconic “Emperor” Concerto. But first, the Symphony’s 81st Season, ‘Giunta Celebrates Bernstein,’ opens with one of Leonard Bernstein’s most beloved works – the witty, effervescent Candide Overture.
Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$68 and are available through Des Moines Performing Arts. Please note single ticket prices are subject to a $5 increase on the day of the concert, excluding student rush tickets.
Student tickets are $7.50-$34 and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office. Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are $5 for junior high and high school students and $10 for all other students the day of the concert through the Civic Center Ticket Office. One ticket sold per valid Student ID.
The duration of these concerts is approximately two hours and ten minutes, which includes a 20-minute intermission. This program will be rebroadcast at 4 pm on February 10 and at 7 pm on February 11 on Iowa Public Radio, the Radio Home of the Des Moines Symphony.
The Des Moines Symphony welcomes children five years and older to attend performances. Children of any age are welcome to attend youth and family concerts. All children, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to attend performances.
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Read our program notes to learn more about the pieces to be performed.