Joseph Giunta, conducting
Michelle Cann, piano
Carlos SIMON Amen!
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue (100th Anniversary)
FRANCK Symphony in D Minor
Award-winning pianist Michelle Cann makes her Des Moines debut performing of George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2024. The concert opens with Grammy-nominated composer Carlos Simon’s Gospel-inspired Amen! The soaring lyricism and brooding intensity of César Franck’s Symphony in D Minor brings the concert to a close.
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