Maestro Joseph Giunta of the Des Moines Symphony joined us in the studio this morning just after the 8:30 news. This weekend's Symphony features Robert Edward Thies on the piano. Renowned pianist Robert Thies is the only American pianist to win a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn’s triumph in Moscow. His dramatic interpretation of Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto will thrill and inspire. This concert of classical favorites opens with music from Wagner’s rousing Prelude to Lohengrin. Finally, experience the power and splendor as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition draws this program of masterpieces to a close with the majestic Great Gate of Kiev. Performances are Saturday night at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2:30PM. Tickets are available 1/2 hour before each performance at the Civic Center box office or online at www.dmsymphony.org.
Today's Secret Sound was guessed correctly by six people before we gave the answer on the radio and also put the video up on the Van and Bonnie Facebook page. It was Van's electric pencil sharpener with a bearing going out of it!
Tomorrow on Van and Bonnie, we'll be packaging meals for the hungry at Meals From The Heartland. Thank you ahead of time for coming out to help do the packaging. If you can't make it in person, they can always use cash donations to help pay for the food we are packaging. Just go to www.whoradio.com home page and click on the Meals From the Heartland logo and it will take you to their page where you can either sign up to help package meals or "donate".
Have a great day!