The 75th Anniversary Season debuts with the world premiere of a newly-commissioned piece written by Minnesota composer Steve Heitzeg for this very special occasion.
Joseph Giunta, conducting
KORNGOLD Overture to Captain Blood WAGNER Preludes to Act I & III * from Lohengrin Steve HEITZEG Pappajohn Sculpture Park Commission/World Premiere RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade
This work, 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. That and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, a stunning and opulent depiction of Arabian Nights, will make for an unforgettable, celebratory concert event!
Performed in the first (1937) Drake/Des Moines Symphony season.
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