Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn & Brahms

Guest Conductor Sponsors

Nixon Lauridsen & Virginia Croskery Lauridsen

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 7:30pm Buy TicketsSubscribe
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Christopher THEOFANIDIS  Rainbow Body

MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto in E Minor

BRAHMS  Symphony No. 2

Peter Oundjianconducting

Grace Parkviolin


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

The Winner of the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition, Grace Park is a dynamic violinist and a rising star. Hear her play Mendelssohn’s dazzling Violin Concerto conducted by Peter Oundjian,  former first violinist of the Tokyo Quartet who became Music Director of the Toronto Symphony. Brahms’s Second Symphony will transport you with its lush, flowing melodies, but first – experience the sunburst and splendor of Christopher Theofanidis’s Rainbow Body, one of the most-performed new orchestral works of the last fifteen years.

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.

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