Des Moines Symphony’s Masterworks 6: Giunta conducts Beethoven: Eroica

April 3, 2014

 

NEWS FROM THE DMSO
Joseph Giunta, Music Director & Conductor
Richard L. Early, Executive Director
The Temple for Performing Arts ● 1011 Locust Street, Suite 200 ● Des Moines, IA 50309
dmsymphony.org
Date: April 3, 2014
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Contact: Sophia S. Ahmad, Director of Marketing & Public Relations ● 515.280.4000, ext. 4011 ● sophia@dmsymphony.org

MASTERWORKS 6: GIUNTA CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN: EROICA

DES MOINES  – The Des Moines Symphony continues its 2013-2014 76th Anniversary Season – and Music Director and Conductor Joseph Giunta’s 25th Season – with Masterworks 6: Giunta conducts Beethoven: Eroica, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 & 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014 –  at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines).

Beethoven’s groundbreaking and powerful Eroica Symphony is a must-hear-it-live piece, filled with emotional depth, heroic vigor and passion. With her “commanding presence” and “impressive power,” native Bulgarian and Avery Fisher Career Grant winner Bella Hristova makes her much anticipated debut with the Des Moines Symphony in Beethoven’s towering Violin Concerto.

These concerts are sponsored by Harry Bookey & Pamela Bass-Bookey, Shelley & Martin Brody, the Charlotte & William Hinson Charitable Foundation (Richard C. & Jane Hinson, Trustees), John Deere and members of the Symphony Legal Circle.

Arrive 45 minutes early to each performance and join music enthusiast Arlene DeVries in the Prairie Meadows (East) Lobby for a Concert Prelude Talk to learn about the composers and pieces. Concert Prelude Talks are free and open to the public.

CONCERT TICKETS
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. Tickets will be available at the door.

For questions or to interview Joseph Giunta or Bella Hristova, please contact Sophia S. Ahmad at Sophia@dmsymphony.org or 515.280.4000, ext. 4011. Visit us at Facebook.com/DMSymphony and Twitter.com/DMSymphony.

 

Des Moines Symphony’s 2013-2014 Season:

Sep 14 & 15: Season Debut – From Russia With Ilya
Oct 19 & 20: Scottish Fantasy & Rosenkavalier
Nov 16 & 17: Beyond the Score: The Planets – Other Worlds?
Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Pops: The Hit Men – The Real ‘Jersey Boys’
Feb 15 & 16: Romantic Rhapsody In Blue: The Gershwin Experience
Mar 15 & 16: The Moldau & Dvorak
Apr 12 & 13: Giunta Conducts Beethoven: Eroica
May 10 & 11: Season Finale – Brahms 1 & Grosvenor Plays Saint-Saens

Visit dmsymphony.org/orchestra/concerts-and-events for complete season details.

The Des Moines Symphony is a not-for-profit, professional orchestra formed in 1937 to enrich, educate and entertain the community by performing great orchestral music. The Symphony Association, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and operating on an annual budget of more than $2.8 million, supports the Symphony Academy and its numerous music education programs including three youth orchestras, and supports the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra which performs seven pairs of Masterworks concerts, the traditional pops performance on New Year’s Eve, education, outreach and family concerts,  and other special events in its home at the Des Moines Civic Center. The Des Moines Symphony also produces and performs the annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert in July on the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol, which for the past several years attracted more than 100,000, the largest single day attendance of any concert event in the State.  -DMSO-