Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with today’s GrouponLive deal to see An American Salute, presented by the Des Moines Symphony at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. Choose from the following seating options for the performance on Saturday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m.:
- For $22, you get one ticket for seating in the Silver section (a $45 value).
- For $26, you get one ticket for seating in the Gold section (a $53 value).
- For $30, you get one ticket for seating in the Platinum section (a $60 value).
Choose from the following seating options for the performance on Sunday, February 5, at 2:30 p.m.:
- For $17, you get one ticket for seating in the Silver section (a $34 value).
- For $22, you get one ticket for seating in the Gold section (a $45 value).
- For $27, you get one ticket for seating in the Platinum section (a $54 value).
Celebrating the orchestra’s 74th season, the Des Moines Symphony’s posse of professional euphonists will weave melodies under the baton of Minnesota Orchestra conductor Sarah Hicks. An American Salute kicks off with Blue Cathedral by Pulitzer-winning contemporary composer Jennifer Higdon, whose music evokes a contemplative landscape of clouds and the bubbling terror of acrophobic worshipers. Alexander Grigori Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto and Adagio for Strings draws inspiration from Armenian folk tunes, given voice by guest soloist Manny Laureano, and John Corigliano’s Gazebo Dances weaves the kind of exuberant melodies one might hear while wandering through a summer park with a large native population of violin birds. The concert finishes with a one-two punch of iconic American compositions, starting with Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings and followed by Aaron Copland’s Billy the Kid.
The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines nestles audiences in modern elegance, with more than 2,700 seats spread over a fan-shaped, continental auditorium. No seat is farther than 145 feet from center stage, ensuring excellent sight lines and full appreciation of smellophone solos.