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Des Moines Symphony's Season Finale: Bernstein's West Side Story

  • 221 Walnut Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Des Moines Symphony
  • Dates: May 18, 2019 - May 19, 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

    Our season-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein culminates in his iconic, beloved West Side Story. But first, Maestro Joseph Giunta pays a personal tribute with Rossini’s Overture to Italian in Algiers, a piece he studied with Bernstein. Virtuoso violinist Philippe Quint joins the Orchestra to play Korngold’s lush Violin Concerto, then the evening concludes with Respighi’s Pines of Rome. A stunning blaze of brass will bring you to your feet as our season reaches its thrilling conclusion.