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Des Moines Symphony: Ellis Island / The New World

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March 16, 2019 Saturday | 7:30 pm | Des Moines Civic Center
March 17, 2019 Sunday | 2:30 pm | Des Moines Civic Center 


Peter BOYER  Suite from Ellis Island: The Dream of America
GERSHWIN  Concerto in F
DVORAK  Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Anne-Marie McDermottpiano

Experience Dvorak’s masterful Ninth Symphony in a concert celebrating the journey to the New World. First, our nation’s immigrant heritage is brought to vivid life in Ellis Island: The Dream of America, an ambitious new work which blends theatre, narration, historical images, and music to portray immigrants in search of the American dream. Next, celebrated pianist Anne-Marie McDermott plays Gershwin’s uniquely American, jazz-infused Concerto in F. Finally, Dvorak’s famed “New World” Symphony features the evocative sounds of his own American journey.