The Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops concert returns to the West Terrace of the Iowa State Capitol again on Friday, July 1st for its 23rd year. Iowa Public Radio Classical will be there broadcasting the concert live, with a pre-show hosted by IPR producers Jacqueline Halbloom and Karen Impola starting at 8:00 p.m. The event features rousing marches, as well as a mix of show tunes and patriotic selections celebrating “The Sound of America.”
The Des Moines Symphony and Maestro Joseph Giunta are joined by guest Broadway vocalist Hugh Panaro to perform favorites from West Side Story, Finian’s Rainbow, The Music Man, and Company. The show kicks off with the “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” contest winner performing The Star-Spangled Banner, and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with howitzer canons and fireworks. Join Iowa Public Radio on Friday, July 1st at 8 p.m. for this special live broadcast of the Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops concert.