Symphony Features Violinist

The Des Moines Symphony’s guest violinist Grace Park has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle as being “fresh, different and exhilarating” and by Strings magazine as “intensely wrought and burnished.”

The winner of the 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition, Grace Park, performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Des Moines Symphony this weekend, conducted by Peter Oundjian, former first violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet and conductor emeritus of the Toronto Symphony.

The Symphony’s program of Mendelssohn & Brahms will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Des Moines Civic Center. The program features Brahms’ Second Symphony along with Christopher Theofanidis’s “Rainbow Body,” one of the most-performed orchestral works of the past 15 years.


Tickets are $15-$72, available online through (up until two hours prior to performances) and at the Civic Center box office.

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