2022 Zenith Concert Hall

This year Zenith is returning to in-person performances! We are excited to invite you to our performance venues. Our season’s Opening and Finale at Drake Sheslow Auditorium will still have livestreams available to watch. Links to these performances can be found below.

Zenith is supported by grants and donations. Your donation—of any amount—will help to ensure we continue to provide free performances for years to come!

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For a full program with artist details, click here!

Zenith Day One: Drake Sheslow Auditorium

2507 University Ave, Des Moines

Xavier Foley – Solo Bass, A Jordan Concert

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 20227:30PM (CST)

Livestream link

* The video will appear on this channel once we are live

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – 10:30AM (CST)

Conversation with Xavier Foley: Navigating Music in Today’s World

Drake Turner Jazz Center

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Zenith Day Two: Jasper Winery

2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines

Breaking Barriers

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 20226:00PM (CST)

Program

Pablo De Sarasate ~ Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

Kenji Bunch ~ Dies Irae (piano trio)

Kaija Saariaho ~ Dreaming Chaconne

Alexander Borodin ~ String Quartet No. 2

*piano sponsored by West Music

A third-generation company – West Music’s continued growth and success has, as its foundation, a rich history of providing quality service and opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play now, play for life. West Music has six stores locations with a wide selection of pianos across eastern Iowa and western Illinois. We’re proud to also offer a virtual showroom and private consultation services in the in the greater Des Moines region. 

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Zenith Day Three: Noce

1326 Walnut St, Des Moines

Jazz

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 20228:00PM (CST)

A performance by the Iowa Women’s Jazz Orchestra Sextet

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Zenith Day Four: Westminster Presbyterian Church

4114 Allison Ave, Des Moines

Circle of Friends!

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 20227:30PM (CST)

Livestream link

* The video will appear on this channel once we are live

Program

Fritz Kriesler ~ Recitative and Scherzo – Caprice

Dimitri Shostakovich ~ Gadfly Suite

Jianzhong Wang ~ Silver Clouds Chasing the Moon

Daniel Roumain ~ Filter

Peter Schickele ~ Piano Quintet No. 1

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Zenith Day Five: Finale – Drake Sheslow Auditorium

2507 University Ave, Des Moines

St. Paul Suite

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 20227:30PM (CST)

Livestream link

* The video will appear on this channel once we are live

program

Gustav Holst ~ St. Paul Suite Op. 29 (I, IV)

Zoltan Kodaly ~ Serenade for 2 Violins and Viola, Op. 12

Maurice Ravel ~ Piano Concerto in G Major for two Pianos (Adagio assai)

David Schiff ~ Divertimento from Gimpel the Fool (mvts I, IV)

*Concert sponsored by Robert and Sandra Tatge