This week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast features the Des Moines Symphony’s “Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 – Beyond the Score” concert. The concert includes Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in the symphony’s 6th collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Also included in this broadcast will be a selection from the DMSO’s Beethoven one to nine project recorded throughout their 2003-4 season.
Travel back in time with the Des Moines and Chicago Symphonies to WWII Soviet Russia as they perform Prokofiev’s iconic symphony. Prokofiev composed his majestic masterpiece to echo a patriotic emotion, a work that he himself described as “a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit.” Join us on Sunday March 6 at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast!
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 from the DMSO’s 2003-4 Beethoven one to nine project
Maestro Joseph Giunta, Music Director and Conductor