Events

Bria Skonberg Quintet

March 26, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave

Canadian native Bria Skonberg has set the New York jazz scene on fire following her arrival in 2010. This young talent, best known for her mastery of classic jazz trumpet, swept the 2014 Hot House Jazz Magazine Awards in all categories nominated – Best Jazz Artist, Best Trumpet, Best Female Vocalist and Best Group for the Bria Skonberg Quartet – and was identified by the Jazz Journalists’ Association as an Up and Coming Jazz Artist of the Year nominee.

Des Moines Symphony’s The Moldau, Don Juan & Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto

April 9, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Charlie Albright, piano

STRAUSS  Don Juan
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
SMETANA Music from Má Vlast (My Fatherland)
The High Castle; The Moldau; Sarka; From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows

The mighty, soaring Moldau is so evocative that it has become one of the most famous melodies in all of music and the anthem of Czech culture. Pianist Charlie Albright has been described by The Washington Post as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation,” and he makes his Des Moines Symphony debut in Beethoven’s passionate C Minor Piano Concerto.

Guest Artist Sponsor: The Symphony’s Legal Circle

Visit http://dmsymphony.org/orchestra/concerts-and-events/ for more information.

Des Moines Symphony’s The Moldau, Don Juan & Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto

April 10, 2016 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Charlie Albright, piano

STRAUSS  Don Juan
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
SMETANA Music from Má Vlast (My Fatherland)
The High Castle; The Moldau; Sarka; From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows

The mighty, soaring Moldau is so evocative that it has become one of the most famous melodies in all of music and the anthem of Czech culture. Pianist Charlie Albright has been described by The Washington Post as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation,” and he makes his Des Moines Symphony debut in Beethoven’s passionate C Minor Piano Concerto.

Guest Artist Sponsor: The Symphony’s Legal Circle

Visit http://dmsymphony.org/orchestra/concerts-and-events/ for more information.

Jeremy Denk

April 15, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave

One of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted and compelling artists, pianist Jeremy Denk is the winner of a 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year award.

Des Moines Symphony’s Season Finale: All Tchaikovsky

May 22, 2016 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Simone Porter, violin

TCHAIKOVSKY  Capriccio Italien
TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5

Our All-Tchaikovsky Season Finale opens with the full dynamic force of the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s riveting and festive Capriccio Italien. The brilliant, young violinist Simone Porter’s playing has been described as “dynamic” and “impassioned,” and she makes her Des Moines debut in the famous and romantic Violin Concerto in D Major. The program, which concludes with the composer’s Symphony No. 5, will be long-remembered as one of Des Moines’s most beautiful and dramatic nights of music.

Visit http://dmsymphony.org/orchestra/concerts-and-events/ for more information.

Des Moines Symphony’s Season Finale: All Tchaikovsky

May 22, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Simone Porter, violin

TCHAIKOVSKY  Capriccio Italien
TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5

Our All-Tchaikovsky Season Finale opens with the full dynamic force of the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s riveting and festive Capriccio Italien. The brilliant, young violinist Simone Porter’s playing has been described as “dynamic” and “impassioned,” and she makes her Des Moines debut in the famous and romantic Violin Concerto in D Major. The program, which concludes with the composer’s Symphony No. 5, will be long-remembered as one of Des Moines’s most beautiful and dramatic nights of music.

Visit http://dmsymphony.org/orchestra/concerts-and-events/ for more information.

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