Jonanne Tucker

Jonanne Tucker graduated from Drake University with a bachelor of arts degree and a minor in business studies.  She currently works full-time at ITA Group but stays musically involved with various gigs around Des Moines in addition to symphony performances.

Member of the Orchestra since

2003

Most memorable experience with the Orchestra

Performing the Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Yo-Yo Ma in the fall of 2008..

How I got started playing my instrument

I started playing the viola with the school strings program in fourth grade at Westridge Elementary in West Des Moines.

Favorite composer

Beethoven, closely followed by Copland, Rimsky-Korsakov, Dvorak, and John Williams

Favorite solo piece

Walton’s Viola Concerto for the viola, but I also love Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

Other than classical music _____ is on my iPod

A little bit of everything: jazz, hip hop, indie, folk, rock, film scores – I like it all.