Midweek Music Series
For almost 20 years, St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Des Moines has hosted a Midweek Music Series, featuring the best in music that Des Moines has to offer. Each week at 12:05, a 25-minute concert, free and open to the public, takes place in the beautiful, stained glass-lit neo-gothic sanctuary located on the corner of Sixth and Watson Powell. After the concert, audience members are invited to head downstairs to meet with friends old and new, over a light lunch priced at $6.00 per person.
The Bruch Trio was organized in 1999 to explore music for piano, clarinet and English horn. The trio performs adaptations of works by Bach, Grieg, Brahms, Bernstein, Ellington, and the German composer Max C. F. Bruch, whose Eight Trio Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano formed the genesis of the group's repertoire. The trio includes Bruce Martin, piano; Dan Stevenson, clarinet; and Sue Odem, oboe and English horn. Music begins at 12:05 in the Sanctuary. A light lunch, priced at $6 per person, is available following the performance.
The program includes the following selections:
Nachtgesang, Op. 83, No. 6 ... Max Bruch
Geistliches Wiegenlied (Sacred Lullaby), Op. 91, No. 2 ... Johannes Brahms
Oblivion ... Astor Piazolla
Au Bord De L'eau ... Gabriel Faure
Cinema Paradiso ... Enzio Morricone
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? ...Eddie DeLange/Louis Alter