AN ODE TO
JOY! 2016–2017 79TH SEASON
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WELCOME TO OUR 79TH SEASON –
AN ODE TO JOY!
From Bach, Beethoven, and Berlioz to Broadway and Bugs Bunny, our 2016-17 season is overﬂowing with symphonic Masterworks, dazzling Pops, and internationally-acclaimed guest artists. Whether your love is Classical, Pops or both, we’ve programmed a season that will delight and inspire you from September to May! Each concert in our Masterworks season has something for everyone to enjoy – magniﬁcent masterpieces, star performers, and a few surprises I think you’ll love. Our Pops series, now in its second year, brings back audience favorites and introduces Kristin Chenoweth’s sparkling soprano to Des Moines. The musicians and I can’t wait to bring this season’s music to life in our new acoustic shell. As always, the best way to make sure you don’t miss out on a moment of these great performances is to become a subscriber. Our members receive invitations to special Symphony events, ﬁrst access to renew their favorite seats each year and, of course, subscribers receive the greatest available savings on tickets. To learn more about becoming a part of our Symphony family, visit page 23. I hope you’ll ﬁnd this season as thrilling as I do. See you at the Symphony for An Ode to Joy! JOSEPH GIUNTA, MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR
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Joseph Giunta, conducting The Drake Choir Simpson College Chamber Singers Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble ROSSINI
William Tell Overture
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Symphony No. 9, “Choral – An Ode to Joy”
SEASON DEBUT: BEETHOVEN’S ODE TO JOY! SAT SEP 24 7:30PM / SUN SEP 25 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER
Our 79th season opens with Rossini’s galloping William Tell Overture and Bach’s dazzling Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Finally, experience the elation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. You’ll be swept off your feet as the Symphony is joined by a soaring, 200-voice choir in this joyful anthem for humanity.
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CONCERT PRELUDE TALKS OUR FREE PRE-CONCERT TALKS ARE PRESENTED 45 MINUTES BEFORE EVERY MASTERWORKS CONCERT. JOIN US TO ENHANCE YOUR SYMPHONY EXPERIENCE WITH A LIVELY AND INFORMAL PREVIEW OF THE EVENING’S REPERTOIRE.
OUR 79TH SEASON FEATURES MUSIC THAT WILL UPLIFT AND INSPIRE. JOIN US FOR OUR SEVEN-CONCERT MASTERWORKS SERIES FEATURING CLASSICAL MUSIC’S MOST BELOVED ORCHESTRAL PIECES PLAYED BY THE GIFTED MUSICIANS OF YOUR DES MOINES SYMPHONY. DES MOINES SYMPHONY dmsymphony.org 5
Joseph Giunta, conducting Vadim Gluzman, violin WAGNER
Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
A GERMAN RHAPSODY SAT OCT 29 7:30PM / SUN OCT 30 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER
From the sparkling Classical perfection of Mozart to the colorful tone poem of Richard Strauss, this all-German program is packed with familiar melodies and uplifting masterworks. Plus, experience the power and passion of virtuoso violinist Vadim Gluzman as he plays Brahms’s bold Violin Concerto. GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR: KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
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RENEW BY MAY 31 TO GUARANTEE YOUR FAVORITE SEATS ALL SEASON
Joseph Giunta, conducting Lise de la Salle, piano TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo & Juliet (Overture Fantasy)
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 PROKOFIEV
Music from Romeo & Juliet
Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
ROMEO & RACH 2 SAT NOV 19 7:30PM / SUN NOV 20 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER
Hear Rachmaninoff’s glorious, lyrical Second Piano Concerto played by rising star Lise de la Salle, plus our all-Russian program features two contrasting musical portrayals of Romeo & Juliet. Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers is brought to vivid, symphonic life by Prokoﬁev’s passionate ballet and Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Overture Fantasy.
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JoAnn Falletta, guest conducting Oasis Quartet BRAHMS
Academic Festival Overture
Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”
CATHEDRALS OF SOUND SAT JAN 28 7:30PM / SUN JAN 29 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER
Acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of the ﬁnest conductors of her generation,” JoAnn Falletta leads the Symphony in a soaring symphonic evening. This concert includes an exciting range of works from Brahms and Bolcom to Bruckner’s “cathedrals of sound.” GUEST CONDUCTOR SPONSOR: NIXON LAURIDSEN & VIRGINIA CROSKERY LAURIDSEN GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR: THE SYMPHONY’S LEGAL CIRCLE
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SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE FLEXIBLE, FREE TICKET EXCHANGES
Joseph Giunta, conducting Robert Edward Thies, piano MENDELSSOHN Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 2
Pictures at an Exhibition
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION SAT MAR 4 7:30PM / SUN MAR 5 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER
Renowned American pianist Robert Thies is a consummate musician whose dramatic interpretation of Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto will inspire. You’ll be enchanted by music from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, then feel the stirring joy of Mussorgsky’s majestic Great Gate of Kiev. PRESENTING SPONSOR: THE SYMPHONY’S HEALTHCARE CIRCLE
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Joseph Giunta, conducting Matthew Krause, actor Beyond the Score – In Collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Gerard McBurney, Creative Director Martha Gilmer, Executive Producer BERLIOZ
BEYOND THE SCORE: BERLIOZ’S ‘SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE’ SAT APR 1 7:30PM / SUN APR 2 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER
Go Beyond the Score in our seventh annual collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The ﬁrst half of our program depicts the colorful life of Hector Berlioz through music, multimedia and live theatre. After intermission, you’ll hear the Orchestra play Symphonie Fantastique in its entirety. PRESENTING SPONSOR: PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP
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PLATINUM SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE THE BEST DISCOUNT – 20% OFF SINGLE TICKET PRICES
Joseph Giunta, conducting Matt Haimovitz, cello HINDEMITH Michael DAUGHERTY
Symphonic Metamorphosis American Gothic
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1 RAVEL
SEASON FINALE: AMERICAN GOTHIC AND BOLERO SAT MAY 13 7:30PM / SUN MAY 14 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER
Season Finale! Cellist Matt Haimovitz makes his Des Moines Symphony debut playing Saint-Saëns’s beautiful First Cello Concerto. Iowa native Michael Daugherty’s American Gothic is accompanied by our world-premiere ﬁlm celebrating Grant Wood’s Iowa. Finally, our season reaches its zenith with Ravel’s beloved, driving, hypnotic Bolero. SUPPORTING SPONSOR: THE SYMPHONY’S DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION CIRCLE
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WARNER BROS. PRESENTS BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II SAT NOV 5 7:30PM
Conducted by George Daugherty Created by George Daugherty & David Ka Lik Wong Bugs Bunny is back for one night only! Enjoy your favorite classic Looney Tunes projected on the big screen, while the Des Moines Symphony plays the original scores live, and in perfect synchronization. This must-see concert experience will bring laughter and joy to audience members of all ages.
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LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
POPS SUBSCRIBE BY MAY 31 AND RECEIVE AN EXCLUSIVE SYMPHONY SOUVENIR CUP! USE IT ALL SEASON LONG AND AT ANY CIVIC CENTER EVENT.
NEW YEAR’S EVE POPS: SINATRA AT 100 AND BEYOND SAT DEC 31 8PM
Joseph Giunta, conducting Steve Lippia, guest artist The hottest ticket in town is the Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Pops! This year, come ring-a-ding-ding in the New Year with the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra. You’ll hear all your favorite Sinatra songs backed by the rich orchestral power of your Des Moines Symphony. PRESENTING SPONSOR: EMC INSURANCE COMPANIES
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KRISTIN CHENOWETH IN CONCERT In collaboration with Des Moines Performing Arts
SAT FEB 25 7:30PM Tony and Emmy Award-winning star Kristin Chenoweth has taken the world by storm with her powerhouse voice and dynamic stage presence. For one night only, she joins the Des Moines Symphony in what is sure to be a ‘wickedly’ wonderful evening of Broadway fan favorites.
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Bank of the West presents
DES MOINES SYMPHONY’S YANKEE DOODLE POPS FRI JUL 1 8:30PM / FREE Join us on the Iowa State Capitol West Lawn as Joseph Giunta and the Orchestra perform The Sound of America complete with Des Moines’ premiere ﬁreworks display over the downtown skyline. Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs for Iowa’s largest single-day concert event. SUPPORTING SPONSORS: CASEY’S GENERAL STORES AND HYVEE, INC.
CLASSICAL CONVERSATIONS SEP 21, OCT 26, JAN 25, MAR 1 6:30-8PM / $15 Classical Conversations offers four informal and enjoyable opportunities to learn about the music the Orchestra performs during the 2016-2017 season. Join us at the Temple for Performing Arts to enjoy wine and cheese, an enlightening presentation, and the company of fellow music-lovers.
In Collaboration with Des Moines Performing Arts
FAMILY CONCERT: MOTHER GOOSE SAT FEB 18 1PM Join Joseph Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony in our sixth annual collaborative Family Concert as we transform the Civic Center. The Orchestra will evoke Mother Goose musically as the actors evoke it dramatically, using masks, puppets, and movement. Visit desmoinesperformingarts.org for tickets.
DES MOINES SYMPHONY ACADEMY The Symphony Academy provides outstanding music education experiences for nearly 500 students each week. To enroll in private lessons, Des Moines Symphony Youth Orchestras, chamber music, group lessons, summer and spring break camps, adult education and much more – visit dmsymphony.org/academy.
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SEVEN-CONCERT MASTERWORKS SERIES Seven-concert Masterworks packages guarantee the best seats at the best prices! Choose either Saturdays at 7:30pm or Sunday afternoons at 2:30pm. FOUR-CONCERT FLEX PACK MASTERWORKS SERIES Masterworks 1 SEASON DEBUT: BEETHOVEN’S ODE TO JOY! SAT SEP 24 7:30PM / SUN SEP 25 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER Masterworks 2 A GERMAN RHAPSODY SAT OCT 29 7:30PM / SUN OCT 30 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER Masterworks 3 ROMEO & RACH 2 SAT NOV 19 7:30PM / SUN NOV 20 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER Masterworks 4 CATHEDRALS OF SOUND SAT JAN 28 7:30PM / SUN JAN 29 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER
Compose your own season! Flex pack subscribers receive four ticket vouchers to be used in any combination at our Masterworks concerts. Use all four tickets at one concert, use one ticket to hear four different concerts, or any other combination. Choose your concerts when ordering or opt to receive vouchers – just exchange them for tickets at least one week before the concert you would like to attend. Vouchers can be redeemed in person at the Civic Center Ticket Ofﬁce or by mailing or calling the Symphony ofﬁce at 515.280.4004. PACKAGE DETAILS s 3EASON TICKETS WILL BE MAILED IN August 2016 s 4ICKET ORDERS ARE PROCESSED IN THE ORDER they are received s 0ROGRAMS AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Masterworks 5 PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION SAT MAR 4 7:30PM / SUN MAR 5 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER Masterworks 6 BEYOND THE SCORE: BERLIOZ’S ‘SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE’ SAT APR 1 7:30PM / SUN APR 2 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER Masterworks 7 SEASON FINALE: AMERICAN GOTHIC AND BOLERO SAT MAY 13 7:30PM / SUN MAY 14 2:30PM CIVIC CENTER
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SUBSCRIBE BY MAY 31 AND RECEIVE AN EXCLUSIVE DES MOINES SYMPHONY SOUVENIR CUP ALONG WITH ONE COMPLIMENTARY DRINK VOUCHER! USE THE CUP ALL SEASON LONG AT OUR CONCERTS AND AT ANY CIVIC CENTER EVENT.
THREE-CONCERT POPS SERIES Experience live music that soars, inspires and… Pops! Our Pops concerts feature fan favorites and incredible guest artists. Pops series subscribers will save $10 over single ticket prices with each Pops series subscription package. To see more subscriber beneﬁts, turn to page 23. POPS SERIES GROUP TICKETS Enjoy great music with your closest friends, colleagues, or service club. Groups of 10 or more receive the following beneﬁts:
Pops 1 WARNER BROS. PRESENTS BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II SAT NOV 5 7:30PM CIVIC CENTER
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Pops 2 NEW YEAR’S EVE POPS: SINATRA AT 100 AND BEYOND SAT DEC 31 8:00PM CIVIC CENTER Pops 3 KRISTIN CHENOWETH IN CONCERT In collaboration with Des Moines Performing Arts SAT FEB 25 7:30PM CIVIC CENTER
STUDENT TICKETS The Des Moines Symphony is pleased to offer several affordable options for students. Half-price tickets: Students may purchase any Masterworks subscription for half-price. Single tickets for Masterworks Concerts are also available for half-price in all sections – just visit the Civic Center Ticket Ofﬁce to purchase. Collegiate 7: Any college student may subscribe to our seven Masterworks programs for just $40 – that’s less than $6 per ticket! Call 515.280.4004 by September 16 to order. Student Rush Tickets: At all Masterworks concerts, subject to availability, students high school age or younger may sit in any section for $5, and older students may sit in any section for $10. That means a $65 ticket could cost just $5! Available at the Civic Center Ticket Ofﬁce the day of the concert only.
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HOW TO ORDER
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