• Ticket Price
    Students Half Price
  • Duration
    2hrs 10min
    One intermission
St. Clair Conducts Tchaikovsky

St. Clair Conducts Tchaikovsky

Carl St. Clair leads the Orchestra in a breathtaking program featuring Tchaikovsky, Bruch, and more.

Renowned conductor and Music Director of the Pacific Symphony Carl St. Clair leads the Orchestra in a program which begins with multiple Emmy award-winning composer John Wineglass’s Alone Together, a piece that addresses social issues and systemic racial disparities. Aubree Oliverson, praised for her evocative lyricism, plays Bruch’s beloved First Violin Concerto. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s profoundly stirring and ethereal “Pathétique” Symphony, known for its haunting conclusion that fades to black. 

Why a Guest Conductor? 

In Des Moines, we are fortunate to have Joseph Giunta as our resident Music Director and Conductor. So why, you may ask, do we from time to time bring in a guest conductor? We posed that question to Concertmaster Jonathan Sturm. Learn why here.

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Guest Conductor Sponsors

  • Nixon Lauridsen & Virginia Croskery Lauridsen


  • John WINEGLASS Alone Together
  • BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 Listen
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique” Listen


  • Carl St. Clair Guest Conductor Bio
  • Aubree Oliverson Violin Bio


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.

Learn More

Join us 45 minutes before the concert in the Prairie Meadows (East) Lobby for a free Concert Prelude Talk. Led by Dr. Eric McIntyre of Grinnell College, these discussions are complimentary to ticket holders and offer engaging and topical commentary on the featured program.