Dance, Rhythm & Blues Livestreamed Concert

  • Overview

    The Des Moines Symphony performs the fourth livestreamed concert in its “Live from the Temple” series, Dance, Rhythm, & Blues, on Thursday, January 21 at 7pm!

    From Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat to the ragtime riffs of Joplin’s The Entertainer, this wide-ranging program features dance music from French & American Impressionism to jazz, blues & swing. Iowa composer Michael Daugherty’s Sinatra Shag kicks off the program with swirling chromatic grooves; D’Indy’s spirited Chanson et Danses evokes the French countryside. Milhaud’s Brazilian-influenced Concerto for Percussion and Small Orchestra features Principal Percussionist Aaron Williams as soloist, while Piazzolla’s Libertango evokes Argentinian tango salons.

    Finally, the works of two Black American composers, William Grant Still & Scott Joplin, conclude the concert with notes of jazz, blues & ragtime. Filmed at the Temple for Performing Arts & broadcast live on the Symphony’s website, these concerts feature a reduced-size orchestra spaced appropriately to ensure musician safety. Each broadcast includes special interviews & behind-the-scenes footage, along with a post-concert Q&A session with Maestro Joseph Giunta.

    Streaming concert passes are $20 per household; each includes a link and access code for one device. Ticketholders can watch these livestreamed concerts on a Smart TV, a laptop, or even on a phone, and can replay them for 30 days after the live broadcast.

    The concert broadcast begins at 6:30PM with a video Concert Prelude Talk; the concert will begin at 7:00PM. More information, including streaming FAQs and a digital program book, can be found on Teachers and healthcare workers can reserve complimentary streaming passes to access a livestreamed Des Moines Symphony concert of their choice; nonprofits and community organizations can also apply for free access to share the Symphony's livestreamed concerts