This week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast features the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s “Romeo & Juliet and The King of Instruments” concert. It features music composed by Hector Berlioz, Francis Poulenc, and Camille Saint-Saëns.
Join us as the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra illustrates history’s greatest love story: Romeo & Juliet. Iowa native Jeffrey Brillhart studied at Drake University with the symphony’s own Carl Staplin and grew up to be one of the world’s most prominent organists and soloist with the Philadephia Orchestra. Jeffrey takes his seat at a state-of-the-art Allen Organs Quantum Digital Organ for the awe-inspiring Saint-Saëns “Organ” Symphony. Tune in on Sunday, April 24 at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast!
BERLIOZ Introduction & Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet
POULENC Concerto for Organ, Timpani & Strings
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 “Organ”
Joseph Giunta, conducting
Jeffrey Brillhart, organ