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Posted May 07, 2022in

Masterworks 7: Pictures at an Exhibition

Season Finale! Experience the romantic thrill of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto played by virtuoso Alessio Bax. Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst dazzles with swirling, kaleidoscopic musical colors. Finally, feel the stirring joy [...]

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Posted April 09, 2022in

Masterworks 6: Beethoven’s Ninth

The Symphony’s April concert opens with the heroic trumpet call of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture and ends with his Ninth Symphony, the joyful anthem of humanity and brotherhood. Joseph Giunta and [...]

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Posted March 19, 2022in

Masterworks 5: Beethoven & Shostakovich

Conductor Laureate of the San Diego Symphony Jahja Ling leads the Orchestra in the effervescent Remembering Gatsby. Rising star Janice Carissa plays Beethoven’s turbulent, poetic Third Piano Concerto. Shostakovich’s Fifth [...]

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Posted January 29, 2022in

Masterworks 4: Immortal Beloved

“Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.” So Beethoven closed a July 1812 letter to his “immortal beloved,” a woman whose identity has remained one of the great mysteries of classical [...]

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Posted January 05, 2022in Art News

The prodigal artist and friends

Moberg Gallery’s Winter Group Show offers artwork in many styles, shapes and colors. It features James Ellwanger, an artist known mostly for sculptures and public art. He also is a  [...]

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Posted December 31, 2021in

Pops 2: New Year’s Eve Pops – The Music of Elton John

Grammy and Tony-nominated Broadway star Michael Cavanaugh and his band join the Des Moines Symphony for a high-energy celebration that will have you singing along to classic hits and rock [...]

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Posted December 01, 2021in Art News

Circles of clay

David Dahlquist’s show opening at Moberg Gallery was also a retirement party for his administrative duties at RDG. For the first time this fall, Moberg Gallery is showing two of [...]

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Posted November 20, 2021in

Masterworks 3: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Renowned for his intensely expressive music making, Paul Huang joins the Symphony to perform Beethoven’s transcendent Violin Concerto in a program featuring the noble grandeur and epic journey of Sibelius’s [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in Art News

Disturbing and entertaining

Surrealism was designed to horrify as many people as it amused. The Art Center’s latest show is “Fantasy Figures – Surrealistic Works on Paper.” Because surrealism was designed to horrify [...]

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Posted October 23, 2021in

Masterworks 2: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth

Tchaikovsky’s blazing Fourth Symphony punctuates dreamlike, lyrical passages with cosmic joy and dramatic spectacle. Beethoven’s “Triple” Concerto features Concertmaster Jonathan Sturm, Principal Cellist Julie Sturm, and pianist Nicholas Roth. But [...]

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