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Live from the Temple: History and Folklore

  • | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Des Moines Symphony
  • Dates: October 1, 2020
  • Location: Virtual - via Zoom
  • Phone: (515) 246-2300
  • Start/End Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Streaming passes are $15 & are available Sept. 1! (each ticket is valid for one device)
  • Overview

    From Bach’s colorful, inventive Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 to Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas, take a musical journey spanning three continents and 300 years.

    The first concert in our “Live from the Temple” series opens with Bach’s colorful, inventive Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. Next, Debussy’s Sacred and Profane Dances, featuring Principal Harpist Erin Brooker-Miller, pairs lush harmonies with rich textures. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout draws from Peruvian writer José María Arguedas’ concept of mestizaje, where cultures can coexist without the subjugation of one by the other. The folk traditions of Leyendas connects to Bartok’s energetic and lively Romanian Dances. Finally, Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla brings the program to a hauntingly melodic end with Oblivion.

    Access instructions for the stream will be sent to your email address the day before the concert

    Join us throughout the week leading up to the concert for prelude talks, virtual cocktail parties, Classical Conversations, and more! A full schedule of events will be published in September.

    You can also add on optional pre-concert food and drink pairings for pickup from local restaurant partners. Watch this page and check your email for official partner announcements!