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Season Finale: Bernstein's West Side Story

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Our season-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein culminates in his iconic, beloved West Side Story. But first, Maestro Joseph Giunta pays a personal tribute with Rossini’s Overture to Italian in Algiers, a piece he studied with Bernstein. Virtuoso violinist Philippe Quint joins the Orchestra to play Korngold’s lush Violin Concerto, then the evening concludes with Respighi’s Pines of Rome. A stunning blaze of brass will bring you to your feet as our season reaches its thrilling conclusion.

Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$68 and will be available through Des Moines Performing Arts beginning August 1. Please note single ticket prices are subject to a $5 increase on the day of the concert, excluding student rush tickets.

Student tickets are $7.50-$33 and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office. Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are $5 for junior high and high school students and $10 for all other students the day of the concert through the Civic Center Ticket Office. One ticket sold per valid Student ID.

The duration of these concerts is approximately two hours and ten minutes, which includes a 20-minute intermission.

The Des Moines Symphony welcomes children five years and older to attend performances. Children of any age are welcome to attend youth and family concerts. All children, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to attend performances.

LEARN MORE: Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Prairie Meadows (East) Lobby.

ROSSINI Overture to Italian in Algiers
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Philippe Quint, violin

SUPPORTING SPONSOR: The Symphony's Design, Development & Construction Circle