Joseph Giunta, conducting
Camille Thomas, cello
BERLIOZ - Roman Carnival Overture
SAINT-SAENS - Cello Concerto No. 1
L. BOULANGER - D’un matin de printemps (On a Spring Morning)
OFFENBACH/Arr. Rosenthal - Music from Gaite Parisienne
Franco-Belgian sensation Camille Thomas, the first cellist signed in 40 years by the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label, joins the Des Moines Symphony direct from the City of Lights for an all-French program. You’ll hear Berlioz’s bright and dashing Roman Carnival Overture, then experience Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto No. 1 played with brilliance and passion by Ms. Thomas. French composer Lili Boulanger was born in 1893 and wrote more than 50 compositions; the playful D’un matin de printemps (‘On a Spring Morning’) was her final piece, written a year before her death at the age of 24. This symphonic celebration of springtime in Paris concludes with the colorful can-can from Offenbach’s Gaite Parisienne.
GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR: KEMIN INDUSTRIES