DMSO's "Firebird" Launches 2015 Encore Series

Jun 30, 2015

Iowa Public Radio’s Symphonies of Iowa gives you one more chance to catch all of the fabulous concerts from Iowa’s 2014-2015 symphony season in its encore series. The series begins Monday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. with the Des Moines Symphony’s “Masterworks 1: Season Debut—The Firebird” concert. 

Armenian pianist Nareh Arghamanyan joins the Des Moines Symphony for a performance of Khachaturian's Piano Concerto.
Credit Julia Wesely

Maestro Joseph Giunta begins the program with Rimsky-Korsakov’s stately and majestic Procession of the Nobles. Guest Armenian pianist Nareh Arghamanyan takes the stage with the orchestra for Khachaturian’s bold and expressive Piano Concerto. The concert concludes with Prokofiev’s “Classical”Symphony No. 1 and Stravinsky’s colorful suite from The Firebird.


Maestro Joseph Giunta,

Nareh Arghamanyan, piano

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV                       Procession of the Nobles

KHACHATURIAN                              Piano Concerto

PROKOFIEV                                        Symphony No. 1 “Classical”

STRAVINSKY                                      Suite from The Firebird (1919)

(Concert recorded Sept. 27-28, 2014)