Masterworks 5: Beyond the Score: Tchaikovsky 4

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 2:30 pm Buy Tickets

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.

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


View all Concerts and Events