Joseph Giunta, conducting
Joyce Yang, piano
GLINKA Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture
GRIEG Piano Concerto in A Minor
PRICE Andante moderato from String Quartet No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major
Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang returns to Des Moines in a brilliant showcase of Grieg’s authentically Norwegian Piano Concerto in A Minor. The program begins with Glinka’s heroic and exuberant Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture followed by Florence Price’s heartfelt Andante moderato. Shostakovich’s tragicomic Symphony No. 9, a cynical critique of the political and artistic oppression he experienced in Stalinist Soviet Russia, closes the concert.
Guest pianist sponsor: The Rosenberg Family in honor of Audrey & Dr. Harlan Rosenberg