Masterworks 3: Liszt & The ‘Italian’

Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 2:30 pm Buy Tickets

Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

HUMPERDINCK  Music from Hänsel & Gretel*
LISZT  Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 4 – Italian
LISZT  Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major

Van Cliburn gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu performs not one, but both of Liszt’s famous and virtuosic Piano Concertos—a technical and musical feat that will dazzle and delight. Plus, Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, concluding with the rollicking Tarantella, will whisk us all away to the picturesque Mediterranean peninsula, even if just for an evening or afternoon. These concerts are presented by The Healthcare Circle. 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.

Tickets start at just $15 for adults and $7.50 for students and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office and Ticketmaster.

Audio: Experience Liszt & The Italian


We’re pleased to announce that Sun Dec 2 is Des Moines Symphony Academy Day! To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Des Moines Symphony Academy, the Des Moines Symphony is giving away free tickets to the first 200 students (ages 7-18) for the Sun Dec 2 concert. Complimentary tickets must be requested at the Civic Center Ticket Office by Mon Nov 26. Limit of four tickets per family or group.



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