Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Joseph Giunta, conducting
Beyond the Score – In Cooperation with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Beyond the Score: Gerard McBurney, Creative Director
Martha Gilmer, Executive Producer
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F Minor
We are delighted and honored to continue our collaboration with the Chicago Symphony for our third special BEYOND THE SCORE presentation. You’ll experience live Tchaikovsky’s epic Symphony No. 4, a work the composer himself said is “better than anything I’ve done so far.” You’ll discover the behind-the-scenes story of the masterpiece—why this period of Tchaikovsky’s life was so prolific and how the composer creates drama that rivals that found in the great Russian literary works of Pushkin and Tolstoy. After an intriguing and revealing multimedia first half—with stunning visuals on a giant screen, actors and a narrator—you will hear this magnificent work for orchestra in its entirety, including its epic opening with blazing brass evoking the famous Fate theme. Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the East Lobby.
- Audio: Experience the excitement of Beyond the Score: Tchaikovsky 4.
- Read the Beyond the Score: Tchaikovsky 4 program notes here.