Symphonies of Iowa DMSO Encore Broadcast, July 15, 2013

Jul 9, 2013

Please join Iowa Public Radio in a encore broadcast of Maestro Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony opening their seventy-fifth season on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 7 P.M. with music from the Austrian film composer, Ernest Korngold. Korngold’s music for the 1935 film Captain Blood helped pioneer the symphonic film score as a new art form. 

One of the sculptures, Nomade, in the Papajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines. The newly composed piece by Steve Heitzeg is based on sculptures in this park.
Credit Casey Turner

Music from Wagner’s early opera Lohengrin is followed by the world premiere of a new work by Emmy Award-winning composer Steve Heitzeg, commissioned to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary season of the Des Moines Symphony. Closing the program is Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, an exotic four-movement suite inspired by the Arabian Nights.