Masterworks 1: Season Debut – Beethoven’s Ode to Joy!

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Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 7:30pm Buy TicketsSubscribe
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 2:30pm Buy TicketsSubscribe

ROSSINI  William Tell Overture
J.S. BACH  Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 9, “Choral – An Ode to Joy”

Joseph Giunta, conducting
The Drake Choir  Aimee Beckmann-Collier, Director
Simpson College Chamber Singers Timothy A. McMillin, Director
Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble Timothy A. McMillin, Director

Kayla Burggraf, flute
Jonathan Sturm, violin
Gregory Hand, harpsichord

Carrie Ellen Giunta, soprano
Mary Creswell, alto
Scott Ramsay, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass


Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines)

Joseph Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony open our 79th season with Rossini’s galloping William Tell Overture and Bach’s dazzling Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Finally, the Symphony is joined onstage by three choirs for Beethoven’s landmark Ninth Symphony. No other composition is more instantly recognizable than Beethoven’s inspiring masterpiece. You’ll be swept off your feet as the Symphony is joined by 200 soaring voices in this joyful anthem for humanity.

Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$65 and are available through Des Moines Performing Arts (up until two hours prior to performances) and the Civic Center Ticket Office (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines; open 9a-5p Monday through Friday and two hours prior to performances).

Student tickets are $7.50-$32.50 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.

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 January 22 and at 7 pm on January 23 on Iowa Public Radio, the Radio Home of the Des Moines Symphony.

PLAN YOUR VISIT: Discover where to dine, where to park and more.

LEARN MORE: Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Stoner Theater.

Read our program notes to learn more about the pieces to be performed.

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