Symphonies of Iowa for July 7 and July 8, 2013

Jul 2, 2013

Des Moines Symphony – Grieg Piano Concerto & Mahler 5

Joseph Giunta, music director
Joyce Yang, guest pianist

SIBELIUS                             Finlandia
GRIEG                                   Piano Concerto
MAHLER                              Symphony No. 5                       

Guest Pianist Joyce Yang
Credit Des Moines Symphony Orchestra

Concluding the first run of Iowa Public Radio’s Symphonies of Iowa season, the Des Moines Symphony presents one of the most beloved and recognizable works of all time, Greig’s Piano Concerto, performed by guest artist Joyce Yang. As a Van Cliburn Silver Medalist, Ms. Yang’s performances capture audiences and leave them breathless. Also included on this program is the famous tone poem Finlandia, by Sibelius and Mahler’s poetic Symphony No. 5.

This concert was recorded May 11 – 12, 2013.