This week’s Symphonies of Iowa features the Des Moines Symphony’s “Apotheosis of the Dance” concert. The performance includes works by Beethoven and Augusta Read Thomas.
From beginning to end, it is among the most beloved symphonies ever written. Wagner called Beethoven’s celebratory Seventh Symphony “the apotheosis of the dance.” Experience its sheer joy and rhythmic energy as the DMSO continues their 80th Season, ‘Music in Motion.’ But first, pianist and host of NPR’s ‘From the Top’ Christopher O’Riley returns to Des Moines for a bravura performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. The vigor and grandeur of Beethoven’s spirited composition will uplift and inspire. Don’t miss this week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast on Sunday, April 22nd at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, April 23rd at 7 p.m.!
Augusta Read THOMAS Brio for Orchestra (2018) World Premiere
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
Joseph Giunta, conducting
Christopher O’Riley, piano