February 16, 2019 Saturday | 7:30 pm | Des Moines Civic Center
February 17, 2019 Sunday | 2:30 pm | Des Moines Civic Center
BERNSTEIN Divertimento for Orchestra
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2
John Nelson, guest conducting
Roman Rabinovich, piano
For five years, the Des Moines Symphony’s guest conductor program has attracted an impressive slate of prestigious musical leaders from the United States and abroad. Now at the invitation of Joseph Giunta, the Des Moines Symphony welcomes celebrated conductor John Nelson to lead the Orchestra in a program that features the Des Moines debut of Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich. You’ll hear Bernstein’s witty Divertimento, a celebration of American dance dedicated to the Boston Symphony, and Schumann’s expressive Symphony No. 2. But first, Rabinovich’s bravura performance of Prokofiev’s jazz-infused, lyrical Third Piano Concerto will take your breath away.