Masterworks 7: Season Finale – Brahms, Grosvenor & Afternoon of a Faun

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BERLIOZ   Roman Carnival Overture
DEBUSSY   Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Afternoon of a Faun)
SAINT-SAENS  Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 1 in C Minor


Civic Center, 221 Walnut Street in Downtown Des Moines

At just 21 years old, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has electrified the classical music world with his spell-binding performances. The Daily Telegraph named him one of the “Top 10 Britons of the Year” and he is Gramophone’s youngest ever double-award winner. Joseph Giunta concludes his 25th Anniversary Season with one of the most famous impressionist works, Debussy’s beautiful Faun, and Brahms’ majestic First Symphony this Mother’s Day Weekend!

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.


Joseph Giunta’s suggested recordings:

BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C Minor: Herbert von Karajan – Berlin Philharmonic – DGG; Leonard Bernstein – Vienna Philharmonic – DGG

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