COPLAND Hoe-Down from Rodeo
RODGERS Suite from State Fair
Peter HAMLIN Symphony On A Stick World Premiere
BERLIOZ Le Corsaire Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines)
Our season opens with one of classical music’s most cherished works, Tchaikovsky’s triumphant First Piano Concerto, played by the exciting Russian-born pianist Natasha Paremski – the Classical Recording Foundation’s 2010 Young Artist of the Year and winner of both the Prix Montblanc and the Gilmore Young Artist Awards. And we celebrate the vivid sights and sounds of our own internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair with the world premiere of Symphony On A Stick – accompanied by cinematography of the Fair projected on a giant screen above the Orchestra.
Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$60 and are available through Ticketmaster (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-$30 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 24 and 7 pm on January 25 on Iowa Public Radio, the Radio Home of the Des Moines Symphony.
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LEARN MORE: Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Stoner Theater. Join us for Classical Conversations on Wednesday, September 23. Discover more about the pieces on the program with our program notes.
TRAFFIC ALERT: The Latino Heritage Festival takes place both Season Debut concert days on the Locust and Walnut Street bridges. Please allow for extra time when traveling to these concerts.