Des Moines Symphony 12-13 Season Brochure by sophiaahmad


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									75        2012–2013
      75th aNNiversarY

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                                     Des Moines syMphony
                                                                              I am pleased and honored
                                                                             to conduct the Des Moines symphony during this very
                                                                             special 75th Anniversary Season. this is a time for us
                                                                             to look back and reflect upon the high artistic
                                                                             achievements of your Des Moines symphony over the
                                                                             past seven decades and to celebrate our bright, exciting
                                                                             future. it’s a time for us to thank you, our loyal
                                                                             subscribers and concert-goers, for your support of this

          CELEBRATing                                                        fantastic organization. We promise to inspire and delight
                                                 you with the music performed during this very special season of celebration.

           75 Years of                           You will experience works by Wagner, Mendelssohn and Franck performed on our

      artistic achieveMeNt
                                                 very first season—in 1937—as the Drake/Des Moines symphony, played alongside
                                                 brilliant works that demonstrate the high artistic accomplishments of our professional
                                                 musicians. i personally invite you to share these experiences with me:

         iN Des MoiNes!                          •	   Our	Orchestra	performs	the	world premiere of a newly-commissioned piece by
                                                      Minnesota composer steve heitzeg and inspired by Des Moines’ own John and
                                                      Mary pappajohn sculpture park.

                                                 •	   Experience	monumental	pieces	including	Orff’s	Carmina Burana, written in
                                                      1937 and featuring Drake university’s choral forces; Mahler’s virtuosic Fifth
                                                      Symphony and Berlioz’s evocative and passionate Symphonie Fantastique.

                                                 •	   World-renowned	violinist	Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performs Mendelssohn’s
                                                      beautiful Violin Concerto; pianist and Van cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu
                                                      performs both virtuosic concertos by Liszt; and the “million-volt” pianist Joyce
                                                      Yang ignites the stage with Grieg’s lyrical and ever-popular Piano Concerto.

                                                 •	   Beyond the Score: Tchaikovsky 4, in partnership with the chicago symphony,
                                                      will explore this piece like never before—with actors, a narrator and stunning
                                                      visuals on a giant screen.

                                                 •	   Our	annual	New Year’s Eve Pops spectacular, which has sold-out the last four
                                                      years, features the classic hits of the Beatles as performed by the award-
                                                      winning Classical Mystery Tour!

                                                 now is the time! please join us and plan now for a season of great music and
                                                 music-making; purchase a season ticket package and become a member of our
                                                 symphony family—and of our rich 75-year history and vibrant future.

                                                 Joseph Giunta, Music Director & conDuctor

2012-2013 75th aNNiversarY seasoN...CELEBRATE!                                                       Des Moines syMphony
The Core 7 MASTErworkS Our Signature Series                                                                                                                                                          The Core 7
 saturdays at 7:30p.m. & sundays at 2:30p.m. all concerts at the civic center of Greater Des Moines.
 concert prelude talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the east Lobby.
*performed in the first (1937) Drake/Des Moines symphony season.

sep 29 & 30
seasoN DeBUt:
scheheraZaDe & NoMaDe
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

our 75th anniversary season debuts with the                 and signature addition to downtown

                                                                                                                                                                2                                                     3
world premiere of a newly-commissioned piece                Des Moines: the John and Mary pappajohn
written by Minnesota composer steve heitzeg                 sculpture park. that and rimsky-Korsakov’s
for this very special occasion. this work,                  Scheherazade, a stunning and opulent depiction

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            photo © peter schaaF
celebrating our Music From the heartland                    of Arabian Nights, will make for an
project, portrays in music the groundbreaking               unforgettable, celebratory concert event!

                                                                                                                                oct 27 & 28                                          Dec 1 & 2
                                                                                                                                sYMPhoNie                                            Healthcare Circle presents

                                                                                                                                faNtastiQUe                                          lisZt & the iTALiAn
                                                                                                                                Joseph Giunta, conducting                            Joseph Giunta, conducting
                                                                                                                                Benny Kim, violin                                    Jon nakamatsu, piano

                                                                                                                                DUkAS the sorcerer’s apprentice                      HUMPErDINCk Music from Hänsel & Gretel*
                                                                                                                                BrUCH Violin concerto no.1 in G Minor                LISZT       piano concerto no. 2
                                                                                                                                BErLIoZ symphonie Fantastique                                    in a Major
                                                                                                                                                                                     MENDELSSoHN symphony no. 4 – Italian
                                                                                                                                Benny Kim, a frequent guest of Joseph Giunta’s       LISZT       piano concerto no. 1
                                                                                                                                over the years, makes his long-awaited return.                   in e-flat Major
                                                                                                                                possessing a “titanium technique” and
                                                                                                                                producing “exquisite, pearly colorations,” he is a   Van cliburn gold medalist Jon nakamatsu
                                                                                                                                Des Moines favorite. he performs Bruch’s Violin      performs not one, but both of Liszt’s famous and
                                                                                                                                Concerto No. 1—one of the violin repertoire’s        virtuosic Piano Concertos—a technical and

                                                                                                                                most beautiful and beloved of all pieces. plus,      musical feat that will dazzle and delight. plus,
                                                                                                                                just in time for halloween, experience live          Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, concluding
                                                                                                                                Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique—a fanciful and       with the rollicking Tarantella, will whisk us all
                                                                                                                                vivid musical exploration of passion, tragedy and    away to the picturesque Mediterranean
                                                                                                             photo DaLe starK

                                                                                                                                the supernatural.                                    peninsula, even if just for an evening or afternoon.

2012-2013 75th anniversary season...celebrate!                                                                                                                                              Des Moines syMphony
The Core 7 MASTErworkS Our Signature Series                                                                                                                                                              The Core 7
 saturdays at 7:30p.m. & sundays at 2:30p.m. all concerts at the civic center of Greater Des Moines.
 concert prelude talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the east Lobby.
*performed in the first (1937) Drake/Des Moines symphony season.

Feb 23 & 24                                                                                                                            Mar 16 & 17
NaDja PlaYs MeNDelssohN                                                                                                                BeYoND the score: tchaikovskY 4
Joseph Giunta, conducting                                                                                                              Joseph Giunta, conducting
nadja salerno-sonnenberg, violin                                                                                                       Beyond the Score – In Cooperation with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

wAGNEr      Music from Die Meistersinger*                                                                                              Beyond the Score: Gerard McBurney, Creative Director
MENDELSSoHN Violin concerto*                                                                                                                             Martha Gilmer, Executive Producer
FrANCk      symphony in D Minor*
                                                                                                                                       tchaikovskY Symphony No. 4 in F Minor
internationally acclaimed avery Fisher prize-               symphony to perform Mendelssohn’s soaring
                                                                                                                                       We are delighted and honored to continue our        and how the composer creates drama that
winner nadja salerno-sonnenberg is known                    Violin Concerto for a special 75th anniversary
                                                                                                                                       collaboration with the Chicago Symphony for         rivals that found in the great Russian literary
for her fearless and electrifying interpretations           season event, featuring an entire program of
                                                                                                                                       our third special BEYOND THE SCORE                  works of Pushkin and Tolstoy. After an
and is revered as one of classical music’s most             works performed in the orchestra’s very first
                                                                                                                                       presentation. You’ll experience live                intriguing and revealing multimedia first
sought-after celebrities. at Joseph Giunta’s                season.
                                                                                                                                       Tchaikovsky’s epic Symphony No. 4, a work the       half—with stunning visuals on a giant screen,
invitation, she returns to the Des Moines
                                                                                                                                       composer himself said is “better than anything      actors and a narrator—you will hear this
                                                                                                                                       I’ve done so far.” You’ll discover the behind-      magnificent work for orchestra in its entirety,
                                                                                                                                       the-scenes story of the masterpiece—why             including its epic opening with blazing brass
                                                                                                                                       this period of Tchaikovsky’s life was so prolific   evoking the famous Fate theme.

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                                                                                                             photo christian steiner

2012-2013 75th anniversary season...celebrate!                                                                                                                                                    Des Moines syMphony
The Core 7 MASTErworkS Our Signature Series                                                                     new Year’s eve

  saturdays at 7:30p.m. & sundays at 2:30p.m. all concerts at the civic center of Greater Des Moines.
 concert prelude talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the east Lobby.
*performed in the first (1937) Drake/Des Moines symphony season.
 Joining the Des Moines symphony for Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture.
                                                                                                                Mon Dec 31 8pm civic center
                                                                                                                Bankers Trust presents
                                                                                                                New Year’s eve PoPs:
                                                                                                                the classic hits of the Beatles
                                                                                                                Joseph Giunta, conducting
                                                                                                                with Classical Mystery Tour

                                                                                                                Des Moines’ signature new Year’s eve                  symphonic studio recording accompaniments

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                                                                                                                celebration is the Des Moines symphony’s              that sold millions upon millions of records.
                                                                                                                annual pops spectacular at the civic center.                classical Mystery tour has been described
                                                                                                                Year after year, sold-out crowds have danced in       by the Los Angeles Times as “incredible” and
                                                                                                                the aisles and leapt to their feet to give standing   possessing a “high goose-bump quotient.” this
                                                                                                                ovations for the Des Moines symphony. so plan         fabulous foursome not only looks and sounds
                                                                                                                early and ring in 2013 with the classic hits of       like John, paul, George and ringo, but they also
                                                                                                                the Beatles, performed by the award-winning           perform a set of nearly 30 songs the way they
                                                                                                                classical Mystery tour—a tribute to the boys          were meant to be experienced—with lush
                                                                                                                from Liverpool like no other. You’ll experience       strings and full, soaring brass accompanied live
                                                                                                                chart toppers like Yesterday, Hard Day’s Night,       by the gifted musicians of your Des Moines
apr 13 & 14                                                 May 11 & 12                                         Come Together, All You Need Is Love, Penny            symphony. You won’t want to miss this night of
EMC Insurance Companies presents                            grieg PiaNo coNcerto                                Lane, Here Comes The Sun and so much more,            Beatlemania—right here at the civic center!
carMiNa BUraNa                                              & Mahler 5                                          all performed live with the original, full
celeBratiNg all thiNgs Drake!
                                                            Joseph Giunta, conducting
Joseph Giunta, conducting                                   Joyce Yang, piano
Gregory oakes & clarence padilla, clarinets
carrie ellen Giunta, soprano                                SIBELIUS       Finlandia
christopher pfund, tenor robert orth, baritone              GrIEG          piano concerto
the Drake choir & the Drake university/                     MAHLEr         symphony no. 5
community chorus
aimee Beckmann-collier, Director                            Grieg’s Piano Concerto is one of the most
Drake university orchestra+ akira Mori, Director            beloved and recognizable works of all time—
                                                            from the dramatic cascade of chords that opens
BrAHMS academic Festival overture                           the masterpiece to its triumphant ending. it is
kroMMEr concerto for two clarinets &                        especially illuminating when performed by Joyce
        orchestra in e-flat Major                           Yang, the young “million-volt” Van cliburn silver
orFF    carmina Burana                                      Medalist. and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, with
                                                            nearly 100 of our gifted musicians revealing the
the Des Moines symphony began in 1937 as the                tremendous artistic achievements of your
Drake/Des Moines symphony and with these                    Des Moines symphony orchestra over 75
concerts, we celebrate that important partnership           years—this emotional and transformational
and honor the orchestra’s rich history with Drake           piece will leave you breathless.
university. You’ll experience orff’s monumental and
provocative Carmina Burana with double choirs—
musical grandeur and power that will raise the roof
of the civic center!                                                                                                                                                                        Classical Mystery Tour

2012-2013 75th anniversary season...celebrate!                                                                                                                               Des Moines syMphony
sUBsCrIBe now!                                                                                                                                         sUBsCrIBe now!

seasoN ticket
                                                     Package Details                                 sUBscriBer BeNefits                               five waYs
the Des Moines symphony offers three
                                                     seven-concert Masterworks packages start
                                                     at just $196, with student packages always
                                                                                                     PrIorITY GUArANTEED SEATS
                                                                                                     subscribers will be guaranteed the same seat
                                                                                                                                                       to orDer
subscription packages, sure to satisfy every         half price. Four-ticket Flex plan packages      for the entire season and receive first notice    BY PHoNE: 515.280.4004
musical taste and schedule.                          start at just $136. order by May 31 to take     of special concerts & events.                     to order your subscription over the phone,
                                                     advantage of this Early-Bird pricing!                                                             call calla Whipp at the symphony ticket Line
MASTErworkS                                                                                          SPECIAL SAVINGS
                                                     ticket orders are processed in the order they                                                     Mon–Fri, 10a.m.–4p.m.
timeless masterpieces and world-renowned                                                             subscribers save as much as 15% off
                                                     are received. First come, first served.         single ticket prices. order by May 31 to save     oN THE wEB:
guest artists in seven classical concerts
performed on saturday evenings at 7:30p.m.           Season tickets will be mailed in                even more!                                        Log on to our website and click on “tickets”
                                                     August 2012.                                                                                      to order your symphony subscription through
MASTErworkS MATINEES                                                                                 Flexible Exchange: if you can’t attend a
                                                     programs and artists subject to change.                                                           our convenient and secure online order form.
the same timeless masterpieces and                                                                   concert, simply exchange your ticket at the
world-renowned guest artists presented on            special concert & event add-ons (such as        ticket office for a different day, a different    BY MAIL: DES MoINES SYMPHoNY,
sunday afternoons at 2:30p.m.                        new Year’s eve pops and the Viewing party       concert weekend or add tickets to another         CIVIC CENTEr, 221 wALNUT STrEET,
                                                     for Yankee Doodle pops) are only available      concert and invite friends. exchanges are         DES MoINES, IA 50309
FLEx PLAN                                            with the purchase of a subscription. a public   free unless you exchange for a higher price       complete an order form and return it with
compose your own season with the flexibility         on-sale date for any remaining seats will be    ticket and then you’ll only pay the difference.   your payment to our symphony office.
you need to fit your schedule. choose any four       announced in late summer 2012.                  (Masterworks concerts cannot be exchanged         Visit to view and
Masterworks concerts on either saturday or                                                           for special concerts & events, such as the        download an order form.
sunday. a great way to sample the season.            please understand that your special concert
                                                                                                     new Year’s eve pops.)
Want more? pair your Flex plan with classical        seats may not be the same as your                                                                 BY FAx: 515.280.4005
conversations, four informal classes that            subscription seats because these concerts       TAx CrEDIT                                        return your completed order form at any time.
introduce you to the music the orchestra             are single day events.                          if you can’t exchange your tickets, just mail     (remember to include credit card information.)
performs during the 2012–2013 season.                                                                them back to the symphony office prior to the
                                                                                                                                                       IN PErSoN:
                                                                                                     concert and we’ll gladly accept them as a
                                                                                                                                                       stop by the renewal table during our
                                                                                                     donation. We’ll promptly send you a receipt
                                                                                                                                                       March, april or May concerts and renew in
                                                                                                     for tax purposes.
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                                                                                                     CoNCErT PrELUDE TALkS                             payment to the civic center ticket office
                                                                                                     Join us in the civic center east Lobby 45         Mon–Fri, 9a.m.–5p.m., 221 Walnut street,
                                civic ceNter MaP                                                     minutes prior to each performance for a lively    Des Moines, ia 50309.
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2012-2013 75th anniversary season...celebrate!                                                                                                                Des Moines syMphony
                                                sep 24–30, 2012
                                                                                                           ANNUAL FUND
                                                Des MoiNes                                                 YoUr ParticiPatioN is iNstrUMeNtal
                                                sYMPhoNY week
                                                                                                           Thank you very much for considering a season subscription to your Des Moines Symphony
                                                the Des Moines symphony orchestra is                       orchestra. Your ticket purchase will help make our performances possible. We hope you enjoy every
                                                unleashed and exposed during symphony Week.                concert you attend and that you will share your love of orchestral music with others.
                                                this week-long initiative takes the orchestra &
                                                academy to you—throughout Greater Des                      in today’s world, nearly sixty percent of concert costs are covered by generous gifts from people
                                                Moines with exciting and intimate performances             like you.
                                                by symphony & academy ensembles, Lunch &                   please consider making a contribution with your subscription order. as an annual Fund supporter, you
                                                Learns, Meet & Greets and a special 75th                   will have the satisfaction of knowing that your gift is helping make great music and music education
                                                anniversary season Gala, not at the civic center,          possible.
                                                but at your businesses, parks and local shops;
                                                                                                           For more information regarding our annual Fund giving programs, please contact peter stevenson at
                                                and then bringing it all back home with our
                                                                                                           515.280.4016 or
                                                season Debut performances on sep 29 & 30.
Tue Jul 3, 2012 8:30p.m. FREE                   coming to your neighborhood soon—stay tuned
Iowa State Capitol Grounds                      for details!
                                                                                                           DoNor Privileges aND BeNefits
YaNkee DooDle PoPs                                                                                         PrelUDe $50                                               Maestro’s circle $1,000
A JOHN WIllIAMS AMERICAN                                                                                   •	 invitation to the Board of trustees’ annual
                                                                                                                                                                     all benefits of $500 level plus:
SPECTACulAR                                                                                                  Meeting—with Voting privileges
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 invitation for two to exclusive Maestro’s
                                                                                                           •	 Masterworks e-program notes*
Join the Des Moines symphony on the iowa                                                                                                                               circle events throughout the season,
state capitol Grounds for our 18th annual                                                                                                                              including intermission receptions at all
patriotic concert! Maestro Giunta and the                                                                  DeBUt $100                                                  Masterworks concerts
                                                                                                           all benefits of $50 level plus:                           •	 concierge service—including ticket
orchestra will perform patriotic favorites
complete with the area’s premier fireworks                                                                                                                             exchange service
                                                                                                           •	 recognition in symphony program Books
display over the downtown skyline. this free
event is perfect for the whole family. Bring
                                                                                                           iNterMeZZo $250                                           iMPresario $2,500
your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs   sat Jan 19 1pm                                                                                                       all benefits of $1,000 level plus:
                                                                                                           all benefits of $100 level plus:
for Des Moines’ favorite Fourth of July         FAMILY CoNCErT                                             •	 special Dining Discounts
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 recognition of your support in civic center
                                                saiNt-saëNs: carNival                                      •	 invitation for two to attend one special
                                                                                                                                                                       lobbies at each concert

                                                of the aNiMals                                               open rehearsal
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 concierge plus service—including priority
                                                                                                                                                                       holds & service for sold-out events
Tue Jul 3, 2012 6:30p.m. $65
state historical Building, Grand terrace        With l’Arsenal à Musique                                                                                             •	 opportunity to sponsor an orchestra
                                                                                                           ovatioN $500                                                musician or a symphony or academy event
VIEWING PARTY FOR                               in collaboration with the civic center of Greater
                                                Des Moines                                                 all benefits of $250 level plus:
                                                                                                           •	 one free classical conversations class
                                                                                                                                                                     PatroN $5,000+
celebrate our nation’s independence in style    Let octave and Mandoline, along with the full              •	 invitation for two to attend a special
                                                                                                                                                                     all benefits of $2,500 level plus:
at our annual Viewing party for the             symphony orchestra, guide your children and                  appreciation concert
                                                                                                                                                                     •	 invitation for two to annual patron Donor
Des Moines symphony’s Yankee Doodle pops.       grandchildren through a magical land where
                                                lions, kangaroos, turtles and other animals come                                                                       appreciation event
You’ll be treated to a gourmet picnic meal, a
                                                to life—a great introduction to classical music                                                                      •	 opportunity to sponsor a symphony
Vip view of the concert and fireworks, plus
                                                for children ages 4 to 10. Visit for                                                                   concert
premium reserved parking. pre- and
post-concert music, champagne and all your      ticket details.
friends make this the perfect way to enjoy
Des Moines’ favorite patriotic tradition.                                                                  * subscribers also receive Masterworks e-program notes.
                                                aDDitionaL support proViDeD BY: ioWa heaLth – Des Moines
                                                anD principaL FinanciaL Group
                                                                                                                                                                          Des Moines syMphony
                                                                                                     learnIng opporTUnITIes

                                                                                                     Des MoiNes sYMPhoNY                            classical
                                                                                                     acaDeMY                                        coNversatioNs
                                                                                                     train your child or grandchild to be the       Wednesdays from 6:30–8p.m.
                                                                                                     Des Moines symphony musicians of tomorrow!     sep 26, oct 24, apr 10, May 8
                                                                                                     enroll them in private lessons and Youth       Des Moines symphony academy
                                                                                                     orchestras at the Des Moines symphony          the temple for performing arts
                                                                                                     academy and let them experience
                                                                                                                                                    (Locust & 10th Downtown)
                                                                                                     Great Music … For a Lifetime!
                                                                                                                                                    Join Dr. eric saylor for four informal, accessible
                                                                                                                                                    and enjoyable classes that introduce you to the
                                                                                                                                                    music the orchestra performs during the
                                                                                                                                                    2012–2013 season. classical conversations is
                                                                                                                                                    intended for all listeners, from long-time
                                                                                                                                                    attendees to first-time concert-goers and
                                                                                                                                                    everyone in between. enjoy the company of
                                                                                                                                                    fellow music-lovers, a little wine and cheese,
                                                                                                     scan this Qr code with your mobile device to   and enlightening conversation. sign up with your
                                                                                                     learn more about the symphony academy.         subscription and get ready to learn!

groUP ticket                                          to help you promote your outing, the
                                                   Des Moines symphony will provide you with
DiscoUNts                                          promotional copy for newsletters as well as
there is nothing better than enjoying great
                                                   posters and fliers. and, a backstage tour can
music with your closest friends, colleagues, or
                                                   be arranged as well.
service club. Whether you are planning an
                                                      For more information about Group ticket
autumn getaway, need a place to celebrate the
                                                   Discounts, please contact calla Whipp,
holidays, or want a spring fling, the Des Moines
symphony is the perfect experience.
    Your group wants great seats... here’s
how to get them!

Groups of 10 or more receive the following         stUDeNt tickets
benefits:                                          the Des Moines symphony offers students a
•	 Personal,	one-on-one	service                    wonderful, inexpensive opportunity to
•	 A	15%	ticket	discount                           experience the classics. all Masterworks
•	 Complementary	ticket	for	group	planner          student tickets are half price in each section,
•	 Opportunity	to	book	groups	before	tickets		     starting for as little as $7.50 in advance.
   are on sale to the general public               student rush tickets are available the day of
                                                   each concert for only $10 in every section,
Looking for a way to reward your employees or      subject to availability.
clients? try our voucher packages. packages
consist of 25, 50 or 100 vouchers good for
any of the 2012–2013 Masterworks concerts.

2012-2013 75th anniversary season...celebrate!                                                                                                             Des Moines sYMphonY
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