Des Moines was extra special Saturday night and Sunday afternoon as we kicked off our 75th Anniversary Season. The crowds rolled in anxiously awaiting the debut performance of our Masterworks Series: Scheherazade & Nomade.
Under the conduction of Joseph Giunta the Des Moines Symphony played the following repertoire:
KORNGOLD Overture to Captain Blood
WAGNER Preludes to Act I & III * from Lohengrin
Steve HEITZEG Symphony In Sculpture/World Premiere
"Our 75th Anniversary Season debuts with the world premiere of a newly-commissioned piece written by Minnesota composer Steve Heitzeg for this very special occasion. This work — Symphony In Sculpture – celebrating our Music From The Heartland project, portrays in music the groundbreaking and signature addition to downtown Des Moines: the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park.”
The audience followed along every minute to truly capture the art, of not only the music, but of the wonderful sculptures that were shown through the video which accompanied the symphony.
We anxiously await our Masterworks 2, Symphonie Fantastique, which will be on October 27th & 28th. More information can be found at http://dmsymphony.org/events/masterworks-2-symphonie-fantastique/