DMSO’s “Romeo & Juliet and The King of Instruments”

Apr 19, 2016

This week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast features the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s “Romeo & Juliet and The King of Instruments” concert. It features music composed by Hector Berlioz, Francis Poulenc, and Camille Saint-Saëns.

Organist Jeffrey Brillhart
Credit Jacqueline Halbloom

Join us as the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra illustrates history’s greatest love story: Romeo & Juliet. Iowa native Jeffrey Brillhart studied at Drake University with the symphony’s own Carl Staplin and grew up to be one of the world’s most prominent organists and soloist with the Philadephia Orchestra. Jeffrey takes his seat at a state-of-the-art Allen Organs Quantum Digital Organ for the awe-inspiring Saint-Saëns “Organ” Symphony. Tune in on Sunday, April 24 at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast!


BERLIOZ   Introduction & Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet

POULENC   Concerto for Organ, Timpani & Strings

SAINT-SAËNS   Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Jeffrey Brillhart, organ