Masterworks 3: Beyond the Score – The Planets – Other Worlds?

Presenting Sponsor

Gabus Family Foundation

Guest Artist Sponsor
Partner Sponsors

Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 7:30pm Buy Tickets
Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 2:30pm Buy Tickets

Civic Center (221 Walnut Street in Downtown Des Moines)

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Beyond the Score – In Collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Beyond the Score:
Gerard McBurney,
Creative Director
Martha Gilmer, Executive Producer

HOLST     The Planets

Join us for our fourth collaboration with the Chicago Symphony in this special BEYOND THE SCORE presentation, and experience The Planets like never before! Drawing inspiration from Greece, India and even astrology and theosophy, this is a must-hear-it-live work that explores planets of the solar system and their corresponding astrological characters. Discover how Mars, Jupiter and all the planets have been set in one of the most stunning pieces of music ever composed. After an intriguing and revealing multimedia first half – with stunning visuals on a giant screen, actors and a narrator – you’ll hear this epic work in full, highlighting the dynamic range and full symphonic spectrum of your Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. This concert is presented by the Gabus Family Foundation.

Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$55 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-$27.50 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.

AUDIO: Experience the excitement of Beyond the Score – The Planets!
PROGRAM NOTES: Read the Beyond the Score – The Planets program notes here!
PLAN YOUR VISIT: Find out where to park, where to eat and what to expect

Joseph Giunta’s suggested recordings:

HOLST The Planets: Charles Dutoit – Montreal Symphony – London; William Steinberg – Boston Symphony – DGG; Georg Solti – Chicago Symphony – London


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