Civic Center (221 Walnut Street in Downtown Des Moines)
WAGNER Overture to Rienzi
BRUCH Scottish Fantasy
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
R. STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Joseph Giunta has engaged Japanese violinist Fumiaki Miura, winner of the International Joseph Joachim Violin Competition, to make his Des Moines Symphony debut in Bruch’s robust Scottish Fantasy. The program concludes with music from Der Rosenkavalier, one of the most beloved of all operas gilded with moving melodies and lush orchestrations.
SPECIAL PARKING NOTE: The IMT Des Moines Marathon takes place on Oct. 20 and there will be a number of road closures around the Civic Center. Please allow for extra time getting to the Civic Center, and we recommend parking in the 5th & Walnut and 4th & Grand parking ramps. Go here for more information and view a detailed map here.
AUDIO: Experience the excitement of Scottish Fantasy & Rosenkavalier!
PROGRAM NOTES: Read the Scottish Fantasy & Rosenkavalier 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 recordings: