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Program Notes

Des Moines Community Orchestra

Spring Concert

Our Spring Concert concludes our concert season. Music Director and Conductor, Carl Johnson, will lead the orchestra as we perform music that will stir your spirit! 

As always, FREE admission makes it possible for everyone to experience live classical music performances regardless of financial resources.


May 13, 2018, Sunday.
Concert begins at 2:00 p.m. in Performing Arts Hall in Harmon Fine Arts Center on the Drake Campus.
Pre-concert talk begins at 1:00 p.m.

Parking is available in the big lot bounded by 24th-25th Streets (east-west) and Forest -Carpenter (north-south).

A Sit-In Adventure: Ever wished you could sit in the middle of an orchestra in the concert hall? Let's do it! Continuing a tradition started several years ago, we invite students to sit in with the orchestra for dress rehearsal. Dress rehearsal is normally 9:30 a.m., the Saturday before the Sunday concert. Students may sit on stage in their chosen instrumental section. Parents, your children will love it!. We orchestra members love it! Just show up and we will find students a place to sit. If sitting in the audience seats is preferred, that's fine too. Come and sit with us!

Conductor: Carl Johnson 

Theme: DMCO & Guests

"Nocturne" from A Midsummer Night's Dream [Felix Mendelssohn]
"Wedding March" from A Midsummer Night's Dream [Felix Mendelssohn]
Concerto after Mendelssohn for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra [David DeBoor Canfield]
     (World Premiere)
Dave Camwell, tenor saxophone
Divertimento Corsica [Henri Tomasi]
Driftless Winds, reed trio 
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 [Edvard Grieg]
Shana Liu, piano


Poster: click here.


(click here for program notes)

(click here for an invitation letter)