DM Symphony - The Firebird
Joseph Giunta, conducting
Joyce Yang, piano
William BOLCOM - Ragomania
RACHMANINOFF - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
SAINT-GEORGES - Symphony No. 2
STRAVINSKY - The Firebird Suite
Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang returns to Des Moines in a brilliant showcase of stunning moments and orchestral thrills. The concert begins with William Bolcom’s raucous Ragomania, then Ms. Yang performs Rachmaninoff’s ravishing, virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The program continues with the elegant Symphony No. 2, written in 1775 by the first known classical composer of African ancestry, Saint-Georges. Finally – the colorful, evocative tale of the Firebird will raise the rafters of the Civic Center, bringing the concert to a dazzling finish.
"My favorite part was everything!"
- Des Moines second-grader, after attending Applause Series performance