Performance Iowa November 10 and 11, 2012
To celebrate Veteran’s Day, Iowa Public Radio Classical's Performance Iowa will present an encore broadcast of the Des Moines Symphony's 18th Annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert. Titled A John Williams American Spectacular, the concert features Maestro Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra performing patriotic favorites, opening with the National Anthem, sung by Leah McIntire-Barnett, the winner of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s 2012 "Oh Say Can You Sing?" competition. As is tradition, the concert closes with a grand finale of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, complete with blazing howitzer cannons and a synchronized firework display.
(Recorded July 3, 2012)