Masterworks 3: Ritual Fire Dance

Presenting Sponsors

Fred & Charlotte Hubbell

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 7:30pm Buy TicketsSubscribe
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RAVEL  Alborada del gracioso

RODRIGO  Concierto de Aranjuez                                                  

FALLA  El amor brujo (Love, the Magician)

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Jose Luis de la Paz, guitar
Argentina Lopez, mezzo-soprano
Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater



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

Andalusian melodies and rhythms combine with folk inspiration and magic tales in this Spanish-flavored concert featuring the internationally acclaimed Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater. First, listen to the spirited and virtuosic Alborada del gracioso. Next, guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz joins the Symphony to play Rodrigo’s beautiful, passionate Concierto de Aranjuez. Finally, Falla’s flamenco-inspired masterpiece El amor brujo (Love, the Magician) comes to rhythmic, vivid life in the Iowa premiere of the one-act ballet featuring Venezuelan dancer Siudy Garrido and members of her electrifying flamenco dance company. This innovative collaboration promises to be a thrilling evening of music and dance long remembered.

Read the cast list here.

Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$65 and will be available through Des Moines Performing Arts beginning August 1. 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-$32.50 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 duration of these concerts is approximately two hours and ten minutes, which includes a 20-minute intermission. This program will be rebroadcast at 4 pm on March 11 and at 7 pm on March 12 on Iowa Public Radio, the Radio Home of the Des Moines Symphony.

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.

LEARN MORE: Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Stoner Theater.

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

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Starting at this weekend’s concerts, Civic Center ushers will scan your tickets when you enter the building. Please note this change and have your ticket ready as you approach the doors. Your ticket must be scanned before you will be allowed to enter the lobby.

We anticipate heavy traffic online, in person and by phone Friday at the Civic Center Ticket Office due to demand for Hamilton tickets. Don’t want to wait in line? We recommend buying your Symphony tickets as early as possible to ensure the best seats at the lowest prices!

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