Maestro Joseph Guinta and the Des Moines Symphony will present their annual New Year's eve concert "Swing in the New Year" on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. at the Civic Center.
It will be an evening to remember with clarinet virtuoso Richard Stoltzman, violinist Lucy Stoltzman and the jazzy vocal quartet In Full Swing. Symphony patrons will delight in big band standards like "Let's Dance," "Singing in the Rain," "After You're Gone," a special tribute to Frank Sinatra and the swing era classic "Sing, Sing, Sing."
Richard Stoltzman's virtuosity, musicianship and sheer personal magnetism have made him one of today's most sought-after concert artists. As soloist with more than a hundred symphony orchestras, a captivating recitalist and chamber artist, and two-time Grammy Award winner, Stoltzman defies categorization, dazzling critics and audiences alike throughout many musical genres.
Stoltzman graduated from Ohio State University and earned his Master of Music degree at Yale University and his doctoral degree at Columbia University. He gave the first clarinet recitals in the histories of both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and in 1986 became the first wind player to be awarded the Avery Fisher Prize.
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