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Des Moines Symphony: Live from the Temple – Dance, Rhythm, & Blues

Past event

Thursday, January 21, 2021 (PST) @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Des Moines Symphony

Online event, Anywhere in the world, WA

Jonathan Sturm, violin
Nicholas Roth, piano
Aaron Williams, percussion

Michael Daugherty – Sinatra Shag
Vincent D’Indy – “Danses” from Chanson et danses, Op. 50
Darius Milhaud – Concerto for Percussion and Small Orchestra, Op. 109
Igor Stravinsky – Three Dances from L’Histoire du soldat (“The Soldier’s Tale”)
Astor Piazzolla, arr. James Kazik – Libertango
William Grant Still – “Blues” from Lenox Avenue
Scott Joplin, arr. Marvin Hamlisch – Solace
Scott Joplin, arr. Gunther Schuller – The Entertainer

From Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat to the ragtime riffs of Joplin’s The Entertainer, this wide-ranging program features dance music from French and American Impressionism to jazz, blues and swing. Iowa composer Michael Daugherty’s Sinatra Shag kicks off the program with swirling chromatic grooves; D’Indy’s spirited Chanson et Danses evokes the French countryside. Milhaud’s Brazilian-influenced Concerto for Percussion and Small Orchestra features Principal Percussionist Aaron Williams as soloist, while Piazzolla’s Libertango evokes Argentinian tango salons. Finally, the works of two Black American composers, William Grant Still and Scott Joplin, conclude the concert with notes of jazz, blues, and ragtime.

The broadcast will take place at 7pm Central / 5pm Pacific.

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