The Des Moines Symphony’s “Roman Returns—Dvorák Cello Concerto” encore 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 Monday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa encore.
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)