• Ticket Price
    $15-70
    Students half-price
  • Duration
    2hrs 10min
    One intermission
Immortal Beloved

Immortal Beloved

Natasha Paremski plays Rachmaninoff’s thrilling, grand Third Piano Concerto in a passionate concert inspired by Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved” letters.

“Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.” So Beethoven closed a July 1812 letter to his “immortal beloved,” a woman whose identity has remained one of the great mysteries of classical music. Beethoven’s passionate love letters come alive in a musical celebration of great passion from Dobrinka Tabakova’s Dawn to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and more. This unique program is capped with a virtuosic tour de force as Natasha Paremski returns to play Rachmaninoff’s thrillingly grand Third Piano Concerto.

Event Sponsors

Guest Pianist Sponsor

  • The Rosenberg Family in Honor of Audrey & Dr. Harlan Rosenberg

Program

  • Dobrinka TABAKOVA Dawn
  • BEETHOVEN Immortal Beloved Letter No. 1
  • BEETHOVEN Allegretto from Symphony No. 7 Listen
  • BEETHOVEN Immortal Beloved Letter No. 2
  • BEETHOVEN Moonlight Sonata Listen
  • BEETHOVEN Immortal Beloved Letter No. 3
  • SHOSTAKOVICH/ATOVMIAN Romance from The Gadfly Listen
  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 Listen

Performers

  • Joseph Giunta Conductor Bio
  • Natasha Paremski Piano Bio
  • Jill Shellabarger Actor Bio
  • Roger Mueller Actor Bio

Tickets

Single tickets are $15-$70 and are available through Des Moines Performing Arts. 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.

Streaming tickets are $20 per device. Streaming passes allow you to watch the concert live from the Civic Center during the Saturday night performance, with on-demand viewing for an additional 30 days. 

Health & Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our musicians, audiences, and staff is our top priority.

Beginning September 25 and continuing for the foreseeable future, all guests planning to attend a performance inside the Civic Center must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or the results of a negative COVID-19 test. 

Additionally, all audience members must wear a mask at all times unless enjoying refreshments within designated areas. 

We anticipate that our health and safety protocols will evolve throughout the season as the CDC’s guidelines for indoor gatherings are updated. 

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