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DM Symphony - MAHLER 5

February 4 - 5, 2023 Des Moines Civic Center

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Intermission: 20 minutes
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Joseph Giunta, conducting

Kevin Zhu, violin

The Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Visiting Artist in Residence


Valerie COLEMAN   -   Seven O’Clock Shout

TCHAIKOVSKY   -   Violin Concerto

MAHLER   -   Symphony No. 5


Valerie Coleman’s Seven O’Clock Shout is an anthem inspired by the tireless frontline workers who came home at 7pm to shouts and cheers and clanging pots and pans during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a hard-won vision of a more beautiful place. Rising star Kevin Zhu, the first Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Visiting Artist in Residence, joins the Symphony to perform Tchaikovsky’s bold and romantic Violin Concerto. The concert concludes with Gustav Mahler’s monumental Fifth Symphony, a spectacular journey from tragedy to triumph which Mahler himself described as a “foaming, roaring, raging sea of sound.”

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