Des Moines Symphony 2014 - 2015

Des Moines Symphony

Now in its 77th season, the Des Moines Symphony is a not-for-profit, full-service professional orchestra formed in 1937 to enrich, educate, and entertain the community by performing great orchestral music. The Des Moines Symphony is led by Music Director and Conductor Joseph Giunta and is Central Iowa’s largest and most-active, year-round professional performing arts producing organization.

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The Symphony Association supports the Symphony Academy and its numerous music education programs, including three youth orchestras at The Temple for Performing Arts, and supports the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, which performs seven pairs of Masterworks concerts, the annual New Year’s Eve Pops concert, education, outreach and family concerts, and other special events in its home at the Civic Center.

The Des Moines Symphony also produces and performs the annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert in July on the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol, which last year attracted more than 100,000, the largest single day attendance of any concert event in the State.


Des Moines Performing Arts
aspires to be a national leader in presenting the performing arts by engaging the Midwest in world-class entertainment, education, and cultural activities.
  • Des Moines Performing
    Arts Partnerships:
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony and StageWest. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.