Spotlight at the Temple: Stars & Stripes

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 7:30 PM Buy Tickets

The Temple for Performing Arts

Grand Hall (Fourth Floor)

Spotlight at the Temple is an exciting new concert experience curated by Des Moines Symphony musicians and performed in a unique, intimate atmosphere. Grab a cocktail and experience our musical artistry up close and personal as our musicians take center stage – with a few surprises along the way.

Our October concert, “Stars & Stripes,” features brass and woodwind quintets in two distinct interpretations of a theme. William Dougherty’s Star Charts explores constellations in the night sky through five haunting, meditative movements; you’ll hear musical evocations of the stars and learn where to locate each constellation after you leave the evening’s performance.  To open and close the concert, our brass quintet celebrates Americana in all its musical glory. The first half of the program features classics from Copland to Bernstein, while the second half celebrates the uniquely American art form of jazz, including works by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and Iowa native Glenn Miller.

6:30pm                 Doors open
7:30pm                 Spotlight at the Temple


$15 – General Admission: cocktail tables (standing) or row seating
$40 – VIP Reserved: cabaret table seating and a complimentary drink ticket


Jim STEPHENSON Fanfare for an Angel
COPLAND Buckaroo Holiday
BERNSTEIN Suite from West Side Story
MEACHAM/Frackenpohl American Patrol
William P. DOUGHERTY Star Charts
HANDY / Holcombe St. Louis Blues
DVORAK/Villanueva Goin’ Home
GERSHWIN / Gale Suite from Porgy & Bess
SOUSA Stars & Stripes Forever


Andrew Bishop, trumpet
Justin Smiley-Oyen, trumpet
Joshua Johnson, horn
Vince Kenney, euphonium
Bo Atlas, tuba
Kim Helton, flute
Jennifer Wohlenhaus, oboe
Greg Oakes, clarinet
Bret Seebeck, horn
Kevin Judge, bassoon

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