New York, New York

Oct 19, 2018

An “instant hit” on Broadway in 1944, Bernstein’s On the Town soon became a movie starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.

Known as his “valentine” to New York, Lenny’s On the Town is a Broadway musical about three sailors during World War II and their “amorous adventures on a 24-hour-shore leave in New York City.”

The Des Moines Symphony’s “Giunta Celebrates Bernstein” concert presents three dances from Bernstein’s first musical, On the Town. Also featured on the concert will be Bernstein’s jazzy Prelude, Fugue & Riffs, Mozart’s Flute & Harp Concerto and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1.

Maestro Giunta can’t wait to share Bernstein’s “valentine to New York” with you.


BERNSTEIN  Three Dances from On the Town

BERNSTEIN  Prelude, Fugue & Riffs

MOZART  Flute & Harp Concerto

SIBELIUS  Symphony No. 1

DMSO Soloists:

Gregory Oakes, clarinet

Kayla Burggraf, flute

Erin Brooker-Miller, harp

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