SOI Presents: DMSO's "Romeo & Rach 2"

Feb 28, 2017

Great Russian composers are taking over this week’s Symphonies of Iowa! The Des Moines Symphony’s guest pianist Lise de la Salle is one of classical music’s most exciting young artists. Experience the thrill of hearing Rachmaninoff’s glorious, lyrical Second Piano Concerto performed by this rising star. This all-Russian program concludes with Borodin’s exhilarating Polovtsian Dances, but first, you’ll hear two contrasting portrayals of Romeo & Juliet. Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers is brought to vivid, symphonic life by Prokofiev’s passionate ballet and Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Overture Fantasy. Tune in Sunday, March 5th at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, March 6th at 7 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast!

Credit Marco Borggreve / Lynn Goldsmith

PROGRAM

TCHAIKOVSKY - Romeo & Juliet (Overture Fantasy)

RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto No. 2

PROKOFIEV - Music from Romeo & Juliet

BORODIN - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

FEATURING

Lise de la Salle, piano

Joseph Giunta, Music Director and Conductor