Symphony Academy Spring 2013 Faculty Recital, NEW!: Des Moines Symphony Academy Chamber Orchestra Debut

April 26, 2013

NEWS FROM THE DMSA
Joshua Barlage, Managing Director
Richard L. Early, Executive Director
The Temple for Performing Arts● 1011 Locust Street, Suite 400 ● Des Moines, IA 50309
dmsymphony.org
Date: April 25, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sophia S. Ahmad, Director of Marketing & Public Relations ● 515.280.4000, ext. 4011 ● sophia@dmsymphony.org

DES MOINES SYMPHONY ACADEMY FACULTY RECITAL on MAY 5
NEW!: DES MOINES SYMPHONY ACADEMY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA DEBUT on MAY 20

Des Moines, Iowa – The Des Moines Symphony Academy is pleased to present its 2013 Spring Des Moines Symphony Academy Faculty Recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5 in the fourth floor Grand Hall at The Temple For Performing Arts at 1011 Locust Street in downtown Des Moines. The recital is FREE and open to the public.

The recital features the second public performance by the Des Moines Symphony Academy Faculty String Quartet –featuring John Helmich and Leah Kolner, violins; Charles Miranda, viola and Yoo-Jung Chang, cello – playing Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51, “Slavonic.” Other highlights include bassist Steve Charlson playing Bruch and Rossini, trombonist Casey Maday in Launy Grondahl’s Concerto For Trombone and pianist Sophia S. Ahmad opening the program with Arvo Part’s Fur Alina. Full program details can be found here.

The Des Moines Symphony Academy Chamber Orchestra makes its debut 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20 in the fourth floor Grand Hall at The Temple For Performing Arts at 1011 Locust Street in downtown Des Moines. The concert is FREE and open to the public.

Founded by Symphony Academy and Orchestra violinist John Helmich, the Chamber Orchestra will perform J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, Arvo Part’s Summa and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter.”  The chamber orchestra consists of Des Moines Symphony Academy faculty and Des Moines Symphony Orchestra musicians. Full roster and concert details can be found here.

The Des Moines Symphony is a not-for-profit, full-service 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 $2.4 million, supports the Symphony Academy of Music and its numerous 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 Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. 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 this year attracted more than 100,000, the largest single day attendance of any concert event in the State.  -DMSO-