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Des Moines Symphony Presents Ellis Island/The New World

  • 221 Walnut Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Des Moines Symphony
  • Dates: March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Des Moines Civic Center
  • Start/End Time: 7:30 PM
  • Event Times: Saturday 7:30 pm; Sunday 2:30 pm
  • Price: varies - see website
  • Overview

    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.