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DM SYMPHONY - SEASON DEBUT: BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH

September 25 - 26, 2021 Des Moines Civic Center

Event Details

Running Time 2 hours, 10 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.
Official Website: dmsymphony.org

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Joseph Giunta, conducting

Awadagin Pratt, piano

 

John CORIGLIANO                                          Promenade Overture

PRICE                                                                Piano Concerto in One Movement

BEETHOVEN                                                    Egmont Overture            

BEETHOVEN                                                    Symphony No. 5

 

A trumpet fanfare rings across an empty stage. Musicians enter one by one, playing complementary motives which layer and intertwine to form Corigliano’s celebratory Promenade Overture. In this dramatic fashion, the Orchestra returns to the Civic Center stage for a triumphant and thrilling Season Debut. Celebrated pianist Awadagin Pratt joins the Symphony to perform Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement, a lyrical and lively piece which evokes Price’s experiences as a Black woman raised in the post-Civil War South. Equal parts mysterious and heroic, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture depicts the victory over oppression of Goethe’s tragic hero.  Beethoven’s ominous four-note opening motif, often considered the musical manifestation of “fate knocking at the door,” opens his gripping, impassioned Fifth Symphony. Hear the raw power and the dramatic triumph of this masterpiece.

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Event Details

Running Time 2 hours, 10 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.
Official Website: dmsymphony.org
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