Joseph Giunta

The Des Moines Symphony (Iowa) has announced the launch of a new concert experience, Spotlight at the Temple, starting on May 15. The press release says: « Spotlight at the Temple is an exciting new concert experience curated by Des Moines Symphony musicians and performed in a unique, intimate atmosphere. Guests are invited to grab a cocktail and experience musical artistry up close and personal as Symphony musicians take center stage – with a few surprises along the way. »

At the premiere event, four small chamber ensembles featuring ten Symphony musicians will perform in the round, offering up-close connections to a wide variety of music through narrative, artist collaborations, and audience engagement. After the concert, guests can stay and mingle with musicians as the bar stays open for an informal post-concert reception.

Spotlight is part of the Des Moines Symphony’s ongoing efforts to reach new audiences and connect members of the community with its musicians and artists on a more intimate level by breaking out of the traditional concert setting. “Not only does Spotlight allow our musicians to take center stage, it breaks down the barrier between audiences and performers in a new and exciting way,” said Joseph Giunta, Music Director & Conductor of the Des Moines Symphony. “We’re thrilled to bring this unique concert experience to not only our longtime Symphony guests, but to new audiences as well.”

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