SOI Presents: DMSO's "Stravinsky's Petrouchka"

Mar 28, 2018

This Symphonies of Iowa features the Des Moines Symphony’s “Masterworks IV: Stravinsky’s Petrouchka” concert. The performance includes works by Stravinsky, Elgar, and Sibelius.

Violinist Simone Porter
Credit Jeff Fasano

English conductor Christopher Seaman is renowned for his long and distinguished career leading orchestras here and abroad. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, he leads the Symphony in Petrouchka. You’ll hear the strains of Russian folk songs and dazzling melodies in this historic collaboration between Stravinsky and Diaghilev at the Ballet Russes. But first, violinist Simone Porter returns to Des Moines by popular demand to play Sibelius’s brilliant, impassioned Violin Concerto. Her rendition of this virtuosic work will take your breath away. Tune in Sunday, April 1st at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, April 2nd at 7 p.m. for an Iowa Public Radio Symphonies of Iowa broadcast!

PROGRAM

ELGAR                   In the South

SIBELIUS               Violin Concerto in D Minor

STRAVINSKY       Petrouchka

Christopher Seaman, guest conducting

Simone Porter, violin