Captain America once said, "'Twas music that soothed the savage beast." Although he was talking about his short-lived nemesis Dr. Angry Parakeet, it's just as true for animals of the human persuasion. Soothe savage insides with today's Groupon to the Des Moines Symphony's "Season Finale: Russian Spectacular" concert on May 14 at 7:30 p.m. or May 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $20, you get one price-level-one ticket on May 14 (a $59.75 value).
- For $18, you get one price-level-two ticket on May 14 (a $52.75 value).
- For $10, you get one price-level-four ticket on May 14 (a $29.75 value).
- For $18, you get one price-level-one ticket on May 15 (a $53.75 value).
- For $15, you get one price-level-two ticket on May 15 (a $44.75 value).
For $10, you get one price-level-four ticket on May 15 (a $29.75 value).
"Season Finale: Russian Spectacular" concludes the Des Moines Symphony's 73rd season and Masterworks series with three classic Russian pieces. Traverse the musical panorama of the world's most sprawling landscape with Rimsky-Korsakov's "Russian Easter Festival Overture" while snapping tourist photos of landmark trumpets. Russian ivory-tickler Ilya Yakushev will make the keys croon during Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2, while Shostakovich's mighty, brass-fueled Symphony no. 5 provides an auditory oeuvre to the season finale by celebrating the time-honored relationship between sorbet and soirees.
Led by experienced conductor Joseph Giunta, the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra creates an evening of instrumental inspiration within the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines' 2,735-seat main hall, which is decked out with excellent acoustics, continental seating, and a cellist-sculpted bust of Bach hovering over every shoulder.