Masterworks 6: Giunta Conducts Beethoven: ‘Eroica’

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BARBER   The School for Scandal Overture
BEETHOVEN   Violin Concerto in D Major
BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major “Eroica”

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Bella Hristova, violin


Civic Center, 221 Walnut Street in Downtown Des Moines


Beethoven’s groundbreaking and powerful Eroica Symphony is a must-hear-it-live piece, filled with emotional depth, heroic vigor and passion. With her “commanding presence” and “impressive power,” native Bulgarian and Avery Fisher Career Grant winner Bella Hristova makes her much anticipated debut with the Des Moines Symphony in Beethoven’s towering Violin Concerto. Experience this program of Beethoven’s greatest …LIVE! with your Des Moines Symphony. Learn more about these concerts — sign up for our Classical Conversations class today! 

Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$55 and are available through Ticketmaster (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-$27.50 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.

PROGRAM NOTES: Learn more about the pieces on this program here!
PLAN YOUR VISIT: Find out what to expect and where to eat before and after the concert.
AUDIO: Experience the excitement of these concerts with this radio spot.

Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Prairie Meadows (East) Lobby.

Joseph Giunta’s suggested recordings:

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major “Eroica”: Solti – Chicago Symphony – London; Osmo Vänskä – Minnesota Orchestra – BIS; Simon Rattle – Berlin Philharmonic – EMI

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