Masterworks 1: Season Debut – From Russia With Ilya

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Bob & Gloria Burnett

Joy Corning

Winifred M. Kelley

J. Locke & Harriet S. Macomber Fund

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 7:30pm Buy Tickets
Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 2:30pm Buy Tickets

Civic Center (221 Walnut Street in Downtown Des Moines)

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Ilya Yakushev, piano

GLINKA     Overture to Ruslan & Ludmilla
PROKOFIEV     Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major
RACHMANINOFF     Symphony No. 2 in E Minor

Joseph Giunta begins his 25th Anniversary Season with an all-Russian program, inviting back unforgettable Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev, winner of the World Piano Competition and recipient of the Gawon International Music Society Award. Plus, Giunta conducts his favorite post-romantic symphony, Rachmaninoff’s sweeping and majestic Symphony No. 2 – a concert filled with beauty, passion and orchestral virtuosity.

AUDIO: Experience the excitement of From Russia With Ilya!
PROGRAM NOTES: Read the From Russia With Ilya Program Notes here!
PLAN YOUR VISIT: Find out where to park, where to eat and what to expect

Single tickets are $15-$55 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Civic Center Ticket Office. Student tickets are $7.50-$27.50 and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines; open 9a-5p Monday through Friday and two hours prior to performances). 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.

Joseph Giunta’s suggested recording:

RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2: Eugene Ormandy – The Philadelphia Orchestra – Sony Essential Classics

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