SOI Presents: DMSO's "Apotheosis of the Dance"

Apr 19, 2018

This week’s Symphonies of Iowa features the Des Moines Symphony’s “Apotheosis of the Dance” concert. The performance includes works by Beethoven and Augusta Read Thomas.

Christopher O'Riley
Credit Dan Williams

From beginning to end, it is among the most beloved symphonies ever written. Wagner called Beethoven’s celebratory Seventh Symphony “the apotheosis of the dance.” Experience its sheer joy and rhythmic energy as the DMSO continues their 80th Season, ‘Music in Motion.’ But first, pianist and host of NPR’s ‘From the Top’ Christopher O’Riley returns to Des Moines for a bravura performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. The vigor and grandeur of Beethoven’s spirited composition will uplift and inspire. Don’t miss this week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast on Sunday, April 22nd at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, April 23rd at 7 p.m.!


Augusta Read THOMAS                 Brio for Orchestra (2018) World Premiere

BEETHOVEN                                       Piano Concerto No. 1

BEETHOVEN                                       Symphony No. 7

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Christopher O’Riley, piano