Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines
Joseph Giunta, conducting
KORNGOLD Overture to Captain Blood
WAGNER Preludes to Act I & III * from Lohengrin
Steve HEITZEG Symphony In Sculpture/World Premiere
Our 75th Anniversary Season debuts with the world premiere of a newly-commissioned piece written by Minnesota composer Steve Heitzeg for this very special occasion. This work — Symphony In Sculpture — celebrating our Music From The Heartland project, portrays in music the groundbreaking and signature addition to downtown Des Moines: the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. That and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, a stunning and opulent depiction of Arabian Nights, will make for an unforgettable, celebratory concert event! Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the East Lobby. Read concert program notes here.
*Performed in the first (1937) Drake/Des Moines Symphony season.