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    Essential Earth

    An Earth Day celebration of musical tribute to our life-sustaining planet.

    Milhaud’s La Création du monde paints a vibrant, jazzy picture of the world’s genesis, and features live performance by Ballet Quad Cities. Richard Scofano, Argentinian composer and performer, joins to perform his La Tierra Sin Mal, exploring an indigenous myth of a world without evil in a blend of classical and folk styles. The program culminates in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, the ‘Pastoral’, a sublime depiction of nature’s beauty and tranquility.


    Darius MILHAUD

    La création du monde, op.81a (The Creation of the World)

    Richard SCOFANO

    La Tierra Sin Mal

    Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

    Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 “Pastoral”


    Don’t forget to join us before the concert for INSIGHTS in Encore Lounge at 6:45pm on Saturday or at West Music at 1pm on Sunday! Discover the meaning behind the music in this informative, informal discussion presented by Maestro Hankewich and special guests. Free to all ticket holders!

    Ticket Details

    Single Tickets & Student Tickets On Sale July 26!

    Students age 18 & under are eligible for a FREE ticket with paying adult. Subject to availability. Zones 2-5 Only. Some restrictions may apply.

    College Student tickets can be purchased for $10.

    Student & College Tickets MUST be purchased through the Ticket Office by phone at 319-366-8203 or in-person at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.

    Health and Safety

    Face coverings are not required for this concert. If, as a member of our audience, you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please feel free to do so. Orchestra Iowa reserves the right to change this masking policy in response to changes in public health conditions, CDC recommendations, and updated policies by federal, state, and local jurisdictions. Additional Details

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