Masterworks 2: Symphony in Sculpture

Symphony in Sculpture III commission is made possible by John and Mary Pappajohn.
Supported in part by

a generous gift from the estate of Stanley Richards

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7:30pm Buy TicketsSubscribe
Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 2:30pm Buy TicketsSubscribe


Steve HEITZEG  Suite from Symphony in Sculpture I & II

Steve HEITZEG  Symphony in Sculpture III for Orchestra and Youth Choir (World Premiere)


Joseph Giuntaconducting

Heartland Youth Choir

Sandy Miller, Director


Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA)

Ten years ago, the John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park opened to the public, forever changing the cultural landscape of central Iowa. The Des Moines Symphony celebrates this artistic milestone with a suite from Symphony in Sculpture, originally commissioned by the Symphony to portray the sculptures in the park through music, and now updated with musical depictions of three new additions to the Sculpture Park – including a musical evocation of Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE featuring the Heartland Youth Choir. You’ll hear Mussorgsky’s unearthly tone poem A Night on Bald Mountain; then, the exhilarating adventures of Scheherazade will take your imagination on a colorful, thrilling journey.

Tickets: 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.

The Des Moines Symphony welcomes children five years and older to attend performances. Children of any age are welcome to attend youth and family concerts. All children, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to attend performances.

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

Read our program notes to learn more about the pieces to be performed.

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