Masterworks 7: Season Finale – Rhapsody In Blue

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:30pm Buy TicketsSubscribe
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J. STRAUSS, Jr.  Voices of Spring Waltz

SHOSTAKOVICH  Piano Concerto No. 2

GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue

RAVEL  La Valse

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Charlie Albright, piano


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

Season Finale! The final program of our 80th Season begins with the swirling music of the waltz king, Johann Strauss, Jr., and ends with Ravel’s brilliantly colored take on the music of Strauss, La Valse. But first, our season of ‘Music in Motion’ concludes as award-winning pianist Charlie Albright returns to play George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue. Abright’s artistry and passion will bring you to your feet as our season reaches its exciting conclusion.

Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$65 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-$32.50 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. 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 17 and at 7 pm on June 18 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 Stoner Theater.

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

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