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Fight for Air Climb
3/16/2014 8:00:00 AM
The Fight for Air Climb will be held on March 16, 2014 at three buildings in downtown Des Moines: the EMC Insurance Companies, Hub Tower and the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Participants can choose to climb one, two or three buildings.
Create a team of friends, family or co-workers. This event is a great way to challenge yourself—whether your goal is just to reach the top or to be the first to cross the finish line—you will walk away with a newfound respect for your lungs! Don’t miss your chance to participate in this one-of-a-kind event…register TODAY at FightForAirClimb.org!
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines
Joseph Giunta, conducting
Aaron Williams, marimba
SMETANA The Moldau from Ma Vlast (My Fatherland)
David GILLINGHAM Marimba Concerto No. 2
DVORÁK Symphony No. 8 in G Major
The sunny, lyrical Eighth Symphony of Dvo?rák was one of the first orchestral pieces Joseph Giunta heard live as a child. “It smiles from beginning to end with melody and nostalgia,” he says. He opens the concert with one of his favorite pieces, The Mauldau, and principal percussionist Aaron Williams makes his solo debut with the Orchestra in Gillingham’s virtuosic and tuneful Marimba Concerto No. 2.
357 Lincoln Street, West Des Moines
Break Hunger - 2014
Meal packaging event to help feed the food-insecure children and families domestically and internationally.
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