Celebrate Independence Day with the Symphony! On Saturday, July 4 we livestreamed our 2019 Yankee Doodle Pops Concert, "The Dream of America." Watch it again right now.

"The Dream of America" celebrates the rich history and vivid dreams of our great country. Reprising a much-lauded performance from the 2018-2019 Masterworks season, the Symphony performs a suite from Ellis Island: The Dream of America, an ambitious new work by Peter Boyer which blends theater, narration, historical images, and music to portray immigrants in search of the American dream. Our nation’s vibrant heritage is brought to life in music as a cast of five actors perform short monologues from the Ellis Island Oral History Project. As always, the Des Moines Symphony plays time-honored, patriotic favorites including the Armed Forces Salute, The Stars and Stripes Forever, and the 1812 Overture with live Howitzer cannons and fireworks.

Our sincere thanks to Mediacom22 for providing the original broadcast footage so that we might share this powerful concert with our community once again in celebration of Independence Day. 

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