TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italien
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines)
Our All-Tchaikovsky Season Finale opens with the full dynamic force of the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s riveting and festive Capriccio Italien. The brilliant, young violinist Simone Porter’s playing has been described as “dynamic” and “impassioned,” and she makes her Des Moines debut in the famous and romantic Violin Concerto in D Major. The program, which concludes with the composer’s Symphony No. 5, will be long-remembered as one of Des Moines’s most beautiful and dramatic nights of music.
Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$60 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-$30 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. This program will be rebroadcast at 4 pm on July 3 and at 7 pm on July 4 on Iowa Public Radio, the Radio Home of the Des Moines Symphony.
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Read our program notes to learn more about the pieces to be performed.