Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Downtown Des Moines)
John ADAMS The Chairman Dances; Foxtrot for Orchestra
DVORÁK Cello Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
Cellist Joshua Roman, described as “a cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts,” makes his much-anticipated return to the Des Moines Symphony in Dvorák’s dramatic and virtuosic Cello Concerto. Sibelius’ romantic Second Symphony is the composer’s most popular, with majestic, heroic melodies and an epic, rollicking conclusion. The Legal Circle is the Guest Artist Sponsor for this program.
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.
The duration of these concerts is approximately two hours and ten minutes, which includes a 20-minute intermission.
- Prior to Sunday’s concert, enjoy a free prelude concert performance by Symphony Academy flute ensemble Zauberflote in the East (Prairie Meadows) lobby.
- Are you a student? Learn how to get free tickets to Sunday’s concert.
PLAN YOUR VISIT: Discover where to dine, where to park and more.
LEARN MORE: Discover more about the program with our program notes. Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Stoner Theater.
MEET OUR MUSICIANS: Meet and mingle with our musicians after our Saturday evening concert at Coda After the Concert!
Joseph Giunta’s suggested recordings:
- John ADAMS The Chairman Dances; Foxtrot for Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; Edo de Waart, conducting; Elektra/Nonesuch.
- DVORÁK Cello Concerto: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Jiri Belohlavek, conducting; Decca.
- SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2: Philharmonia Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan, conducting; EMI.