This week’s Symphonies of Iowa show on IPR features The Des Moines Symphony and guest conductor Gerard Schwarz taking the stage, along with pianist Roman Rabinovich.
Receiving 14 Grammy Award nominations and six Emmy Awards, Gerard Schwarz has led many of the world’s greatest orchestras and opera companies. Joining Maestro Schwarz and the Des Moines Symphony is Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich. Winner of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Rabinovich has performed “throughout Europe and the USA in such prestigious venues as Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Cité de la Musique in Paris and the Millennium Stage at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center.” Rabinovich performs a Piano Concerto by Prokofiev with the Des Moines Symphony.
The program features Bernstein’s “witty” Divertimento, Schumann’s “expressive” Symphony No. 2, and Prokofiev’s “jazz-infused and lyrical” Piano Concerto No. 3.
Listen below as Maestro Giunta and Gerard Schwarz share details on the DMSO’s Masterworks IV concert.
BERNSTEIN Divertimento for Orchestra
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2
Roman Rabinovich, piano
Gerard Schwarz, guest conductor