TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo & Juliet (Overture Fantasy)
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
PROKOFIEV Music from Romeo & Juliet
BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines)
Lise de la Salle is one of classical music’s most exciting young artists. Experience the thrill of hearing Rachmaninoff’s glorious, lyrical Second Piano Concerto performed by this rising star. Our all-Russian program concludes with Borodin’s exhilarating Polovtsian Dances, but first, you’ll hear two contrasting portrayals of Romeo & Juliet. You’ll be captivated and enthralled as Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers is brought to vivid, symphonic life by Prokofiev’s passionate ballet and Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Overture Fantasy.
Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$65 and are available through Des Moines Performing Arts (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-$32.50 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.
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 March 5 and at 7 pm on March 6 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.
Read our program notes to learn more about the pieces to be performed.