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Des Moines Symphony: Simon Sings Porgy & Bess

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April 27, 2019 Saturday | 7:30 pm | Des Moines Civic Center
April 28, 2019 Sunday | 2:30 pm | Des Moines Civic Center


SHOSTAKOVICH  Festive Overture
BERNSTEIN  Chichester Psalms
GERSHWIN  Music from Porgy & Bess

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Simon Estesbass-baritone
Luther College Nordic Choir
Andrew Last, Director

Iowa native and internationally-renowned singer Simon Estes has filled opera houses from New York City to Paris and beyond. Now, experience his powerful voice in person as Simon performs selections from Gershwin’s beloved Porgy & Bess with the Des Moines Symphony. This special concert also features Luther College’s celebrated Nordic Choir singing Bernstein’s choral masterpiece Chichester Psalms, but first, the breathtaking joy of Shostakovich’s brilliant, colorful Festive Overture.