SOI Presents: "Gerard Schwarz Conducts Brahms"

Mar 22, 2016

This week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast features the Des Moines Symphony’s “Gerard Schwarz conducts Brahms” concert. It features music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Johannes Brahms.

World-renowned conductor Gerard Schwarz
Credit VanHouten Photography

Guest conductor Gerard Schwarz is world-renowned for his leadership at the Seattle Symphony and at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. At the invitation of Maestro Joseph Giunta, Gerard Schwarz leads the orchestra in Brahms’ sweeping Symphony No. 4. Julian Schwarz, first-place winner of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, joins the orchestra for a unique father-son collaboration performance of Shostakovich’s impassioned Cello Concerto No. 1. Tune in on Sunday, March 27th at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, March 28th at 7 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast!

PROGRAM

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV   Suite from the Snow Maiden

SHOSTAKOVICH   Cello Concerto No. 1

BRAHMS   Symphony No. 4

Gerard Schwarz, conducting

Julian Schwarz, cello

(Concert recorded Jan. 30-31, 2016)