FREE tickets for first 200 students for Liszt & The Italian!
Des Moines Symphony
Symphonie Fantastique

Sat Dec 1 at 7:30 pm
Sun Dec 2 at 2:30 pm

Civic Center

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
HUMPERDINCK  Music from Hänsel & Gretel*
LISZT  Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 4 – Italian
LISZT  Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
Van Cliburn gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu performs not one, but both of Liszt’s famous and virtuosic Piano Concertos—a technical and musical feat that will dazzle and delight. Plus, Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, concluding with the rollicking Tarantella, will whisk us all away to the picturesque Mediterranean peninsula, even if just for an evening or afternoon. These concerts are presented by The Healthcare Circle. Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the East Lobby.

*Performed in the first (1937) Drake/Des Moines Symphony season.

 We’re pleased to announce that Sun Dec 2 is Des Moines Symphony Academy Day! To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Des Moines Symphony Academy, the Des Moines Symphony is giving away free tickets to the first 200 students (ages 7-18) for the Sun Dec 2 concert. Complimentary tickets must be requested at the Civic Center Ticket Office by Mon Nov 26. Limit of four tickets per family or group.
Mary Foss

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Tickets to New Year's Eve Pops: The Classic Hits of The Beatles are now on sale! Plan early -- this concert sells out each year. Tickets start at just $15. 
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Symphony eNotes newsletter readers can preorder Civic Center Dance Series!

The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines presents the third year of its Dance Series. The 3-show package is $105, or $60 for students (must purchase in person with student I.D.). Season tickets offer priority seating, the best prices, swap options and more. And, you can add taiko drumming sensation, Kodo, to your package for only $32. Learn more about the Dance Series!
If single productions are more your speed, Des Moines Symphony fans can buy advance single tickets to one or more productions in the Dance Series now!
To buy advance tickets, use promo code: MELODY. Presale offer expires Sun Nov 11 at 11:59 p.m.

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