Masterworks 7: Season Finale – Bernstein’s West Side Story

Philippe Quint
Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:30pm Buy Tickets
Sunday, May 19, 2019 2:30pm Buy Tickets

ROSSINI  Overture to Italian in Algiers

KORNGOLD  Violin Concerto

BERNSTEIN  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

RESPIGHI  Pines of Rome

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Philippe Quint, violin


Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA)

Our season-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein culminates in his iconic, beloved West Side Story. But first, Maestro Joseph Giunta pays a personal tribute with Rossini’s Overture to Italian in Algiers, a piece he studied with Bernstein. Virtuoso violinist Philippe Quint joins the Orchestra to play Korngold’s lush Violin Concerto, then the evening concludes with Respighi’s Pines of Rome. A stunning blaze of brass will bring you to your feet as our season reaches its thrilling conclusion.

Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$75 and are available through Des Moines Performing Arts. Please note single ticket prices are subject to a $5 increase on the day of the concert, excluding student rush tickets.

Student tickets are $7.50-$38 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. One ticket sold per valid Student ID.

The duration of these concerts is approximately two hours and ten minutes, which includes a 20-minute intermission. This program will be rebroadcast at 4 pm on June 9 and at 7 pm on June 10 on Iowa Public Radio, the Radio Home of the Des Moines Symphony.

The Des Moines Symphony welcomes children five years and older to attend performances. Children of any age are welcome to attend youth and family concerts. All children, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to attend performances.

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

Read our program notes to learn more about the pieces being performed.

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