• Ticket Price
    Students half-price
  • Duration
    2hrs 10min
    One intermission
Beethoven's Violin Concerto

Beethoven's Violin Concerto

The noble grandeur of Sibelius 7, plus – Paul Huang joins the Symphony for Beethoven’s transcendent Violin Concerto in D Major

Perhaps the first Romantic concerto ever written, Beethoven’s transcendent Violin Concerto in D Major pushed the limits of the art form. Paul Huang, recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, is renowned for his intensely expressive music making; hear him play this lyrical work with the Des Moines Symphony in a program which features the noble grandeur and epic journey of Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony along with British composer Anna Clyne’s Masquerade, a rollicking tapestry of sound based on an old English drinking song.

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Supporting Sponsors

  • Supported in part by a generous gift from the Estate of Stanley Richards.


  • Anna CLYNE Masquerade
  • SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7 Listen
  • BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D Major Listen


  • Joseph Giunta Conductor Bio
  • Paul Huang Violin Bio

Learn More

Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Prairie Meadows (East) Lobby.


Single tickets for this concert will go on sale in fall 2020. 

Single tickets are $15-$70 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-$35 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.

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