75 2012–2013 75th aNNiversarY seasoN CELEBRATE! Masterworks New Year’s eve PoPs faMilY coNcert YaNkee DooDle PoPs BeYoND the score® NaDja salerNo-soNNeNBerg Des Moines syMphony dmsymphony.org 75 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 dmsymphony.org 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 1 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 dmsymphony.org 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. 4 5 photo christian steiner 2012-2013 75th anniversary season...celebrate! Des Moines syMphony dmsymphony.org 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. pops 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 6 7 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 dmsymphony.org sUBsCrIBe now! sUBsCrIBe now! seasoN ticket Packages 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: dmsymphony.org 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 dmsymphony.org 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. person. or drop off your order form and 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. and informal preview of the concert, the West east staGe roW a music, the composers and the guest artists and conductors. reserve YoUr roW c seats toDaY! pLatinuM E-ProGrAM NoTES subscriptions as low as $136 provide us with your email address when you students subscriptions half price subscribe and we’ll send advance dmsymphony.org for details GoLD roW V Masterworks e-program notes to your inbox! siLVer roW aa Bronze For SINGLE TICkETS DUrING THE SEASoN CALL: copper roW oo 1.800.745.3000 or VISIT DMSYMPHoNY.orG 2012-2013 75th anniversary season...celebrate! Des Moines syMphony dmsymphony.org 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 email@example.com. 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 THE DES MOINES SYMPHONY’S 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 tradition. 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: YANkEE DOODlE POPS • 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 civiccenter.org 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 dmsymphony.org 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 515.280.4004, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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! 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