The Des Moines Symphony’s “Roman Returns—Dvorák Cello Concerto” concert opens with The Chairman Dances; Foxtrot for Orchestra by John Adams. This programmatic work comes from Act III of Adams’s opera Nixon in China, and depicts Chairman and Madame Mao dancing together.
Cello virtuoso Joshua Roman returns to the Des Moines Symphony to perform Dvorák’s dramatic Cello Concerto. The concert concludes with Sibelius’s popular and romantic Second Symphony. Tune in to Iowa Public Radio Classical on Sunday, May 17 at 4:00 p.m. and Monday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. to hear the Des Moines Symphony on Symphonies of Iowa.
Three podcasts with interviews from Joshua Roman are also available below.
Joseph Giunta, conductor
Joshua Roman, cello
ADAMS The Chairman Dances; Foxtrot for Orchestra
DVORÁK Cello Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
(Concert recorded April 18-19, 2015)