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Des Moines Symphony: Season Finale – Bernstein’s West Side Story


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May 18, 2019 Saturday | 7:30 pm | Des Moines Civic Center
May 19, 2019 Sunday | 2:30 pm | Des Moines Civic Center

Program

ROSSINI  Overture to Italian in Algiers
KORNGOLD  Violin Concerto
BERNSTEIN  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
RESPIGHI  Pines of Rome

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Philippe Quintviolin

Our season-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein culminates in his iconic, belovedWest Side Story. But first, Maestro Joseph Giunta pays a personal tribute with Rossini’s Overture to Italian in Algiers, a piece he studied with Bernstein. Virtuoso violinist Philippe Quint joins the Orchestra to play Korngold’s lush Violin Concerto, then the evening concludes with Respighi’s Pines of Rome. A stunning blaze of brass will bring you to your feet as our season reaches its thrilling conclusion.