Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
WAGNER Music from Die Meistersinger*
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto*
FRANCK Symphony in D Minor*
Internationally acclaimed Avery Fisher Prize-winner Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is known for her fearless and electrifying interpretations and is revered as one of classical music’s most sought-after celebrities. At Joseph Giunta’s invitation, she returns to the Des Moines Symphony to perform Mendelssohn’s soaring Violin Concerto for a special 75th Anniversary Season event, featuring an entire program of works performed in the Orchestra’s very first season. Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the East Lobby.
*Performed in the first (1937) Drake/Des Moines Symphony season.
- Audio: Experience the excitement of Nadja Plays Mendelssohn.
- Read the Nadja Plays Mendelssohn program notes here.