Des Moines Symphony’s Season Debut: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto

September 16, 2015


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: September 16, 2015

Contact: Sophia S. Ahmad, Director of Marketing & Public Relations ● 515.280.4000, ext. 4011 ●



DES MOINES – The Des Moines Symphony begins its 2015-2016 78th Season with Masterworks 1 – Season Debut: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 26 & 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines).

Our season opens with one of classical music’s most cherished works, Tchaikovsky’s triumphant First Piano Concerto, played by the exciting Russian-born pianist Natasha Paremski – the Classical Recording Foundation’s 2010 Young Artist of the Year and winner of both the Prix Montblanc and the Gilmore Young Artist Awards. And we celebrate the vivid sights and sounds of our own internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair with the world premiere of Symphony On A Stick – accompanied by cinematography of the Fair projected on a giant screen above the Orchestra. All played for the first time in our beautiful, new, state-of-the-art acoustic shell – at the Civic Center!

Arrive 45 minutes early to each performance and join music enthusiast Arlene Devries in the Stoner Theater for a Concert Prelude Talk about the program. Concert Prelude Talks are free and open to the public.

Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$60
 and are available through Ticketmaster (up until two hours prior to performances) and the Civic Center Ticket Office (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines; open 9a-5p Monday through Friday and two hours prior to performances). Student tickets are $7.50-$30 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. Tickets will be available at the door.

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):


2015-2016 Pops concerts, at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines IA, 50309):


Visit for complete season details and for 2015-2016 Season high resolution photos. Watch our season announcement video here.


For questions or to interview Joseph Giunta or Natasha Paremski, please contact Sophia S. Ahmad at or 515.280.4000, ext. 4011. Visit us at and
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 $3.2 million, supports the Symphony Academy and its numerous music education programs including four youth orchestras, and supports the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra which performs seven pairs of Masterworks concerts, a Pops series 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 organization also produces and performs the Des Moines Symphony’s annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert in July on the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol, which attracts more than 100,000, the largest single day attendance of any concert event in the State.