Des Moines Symphony announces 2015-2016 Season
NEWS FROM THE DMSO
Joseph Giunta, Music Director & Conductor
Richard L. Early, Executive Director
The Temple for Performing Arts ● 1011 Locust Street, Suite 200 ● Des Moines, IA 50309
Date: March 30, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sophia S. Ahmad, Director of Marketing & Public Relations ● 515.280.4000, ext. 4011 ● firstname.lastname@example.org
DES MOINES SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 SEASON
DES MOINES – The Des Moines Symphony is pleased to announce its exciting 2015-2016 Season! The 78th season is called Music That Moves You – and in addition to our signature Masterworks Concert Series, we’re pleased to announce our inaugural Pops Series.
“Music moves us and touches us all in the most profound ways. Our 78th Season – Music That Moves You – will do just that,” said Joseph Giunta.
“We’ve programmed concerts full of rich gems of the symphonic repertoire that will inspire and bring much joy.”
Season highlights include:
- Our signature series – seven pairs of Masterworks concerts – opens in September with Russian-born virtuoso Natasha Paremski in Tchaikovsky’s triumphant First Piano Concerto. And, we pay homage to our own Iowa State Fair with the world premiere of Symphony On A Stick, which depicts in music and cinematography the vibrant attractions of our internationally-acclaimed State Fair.
- We continue in October with Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful Capriccio Espagnol and Beethoven’s beautiful Pastoral Symphony.
- In November, Joseph Giunta has chosen one of his favorite Beyond the Score programs – Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony – for our sixth collaboration with the Chicago Symphony in this enriching and innovative multimedia presentation series.
- For February, Joseph Giunta has invited renowned conductor Gerard Schwarz to guest-conduct the Orchestra in Brahms’ sweeping Fourth Symphony.
- And then, Berlioz’s Romeo & Juliet, plus The Moldau and Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with the young, gifted pianist, Charlie Albright.
- Our inaugural three-concert Pops Series kicks off with The Music of Billy Joel with Michael Cavanaugh of Broadway’s Movin’ Out, who will rock with songs like Piano Man, Just the Way You Are and so much more.
- Our New Year’s Eve Pops will thrill this year with PBS and America’s Got Talent sensations The Texas Tenors.
- Finally, we once again collaborate with our friends at Des Moines Performing Arts to bring two-time Tony Award winner and Broadway star Sutton Foster to perform American Songbook Classics with the Orchestra.
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW
2015-2016 subscription packages guarantee the best seats for Masterworks and Pops concerts, and are available with no price increase over last year. Subscriptions may be purchased at dmsymphony.org/subscribe, by calling 515.280.4004, or in person 9a-5p at the Civic Center Ticket Office (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines) and at any remaining concerts of the 2014-2015 season. An on-sale date for any remaining tickets will be announced at a later time.
2015-2016 Masterworks concerts, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & 2:30 p.m. Sundays at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines IA, 50309):
- Sep 26 & 27: Masterworks 1: Season Debut – Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
- Oct 17 & 18: Masterworks 2: Capriccio Espagnol & Beethoven’s Pastoral
- Nov 14 & 15: Masterworks 3: Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 – Beyond the Score
- Jan 30 & 31: Masterworks 4: Gerard Schwarz conducts Brahms
- Feb 27 & 28: Masterworks 5: Romeo & Juliet and the King of Instruments
- Apr 9 & 10: Masterworks 6: The Moldau, Don Juan & Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto
- May 21 & 22: Masterworks 7: Season Finale – All Tchaikovsky
2015-2016 Pops concerts, at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines IA, 50309):
- Sat Nov 7: The Music of Billy Joel with Broadway’s Movin’ Out star Michael Cavanaugh
- Thu Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Pops: The Texas Tenors
- Sat Feb 20: Sutton Foster In Concert
For questions or to interview Joseph Giunta, please contact Sophia S. Ahmad at Sophia@dmsymphony.org or 515.280.4000, ext. 4011. Visit us at Facebook.com/DMSymphony and Twitter.com/DMSymphony.
The Des Moines Symphony is a not-for-profit, professional orchestra formed in 1937 to enrich, educate and inspire the community by performing great orchestral music. The Symphony Association, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and operating on an annual budget of more than $3 million, supports the Symphony Academy and its numerous music education programs including three youth orchestras, and supports the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra which performs seven pairs of Masterworks concerts, Pops concerts including the traditional New Year’s Eve Pops, education, outreach and family concerts, and other special events in its home at the Des Moines Civic Center. The Des Moines Symphony also produces and performs the annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert in July on the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol, which for the past several years attracted more than 100,000, the largest single day attendance of any concert event in the State. -DMSO-