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BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
William BOLCOM Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”
Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines)
Acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of the finest conductors of her generation,” JoAnn Falletta is a much-sought guest conductor and a vibrant presence on the podium. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, she leads the Symphony in a soaring symphonic showcase. This energetic concert opens with Brahms’s lively Academic Festival Overture. Next, the virtuosic Oasis Quartet plays Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso, a masterpiece for four saxophones and orchestra. Finally, Bruckner’s monumental Fourth Symphony, his “cathedral of sound,” will take your breath away with its blazing power and majesty.
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. Students may purchase one ticket with each valid student ID.
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 26 and at 7 pm on March 27 on Iowa Public Radio, the Radio Home of the Des Moines Symphony.
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Read our program notes to learn more about the pieces to be performed.