Symphonies of Iowa July 23, 2012
The Des Moines Symphony’s opening concert of the season features classical music’s greatest affirmation of the human spirit, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Its “Ode to Joy” finale has moved nations. The DMSO added Copland’s The Promise of Living and The Liberty Fanfare by John Williams to this program to commemorate the spirit of all Americans in recognition of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001.
(Concert recorded Sept. 17-18, 2011)