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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Des Moines Performing Arts and the Des Moines Symphony are collaborating on a special event this February. Join us for Audra McDonald in Concert. Tickets are on sale now as an add-on to the Willis Broadway Series and the Des Moines Symphony’s season.

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 Des Moines 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 Symphony 4 Show Package

Jorge Mester Conducts La Mer
Jorge Mester Conducts La Mer
Feb 7–8, 2015
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Giunta Conducts Mozart, Chopin & Les Preludes
Giunta Conducts Mozart, Chopin & Les Preludes
Mar 28–29, 2015
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Roman Returns: Dvorak Cello Concerto
Roman Returns: Dvorak Cello Concerto
Apr 18–19, 2015
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Appalachian Spring
Appalachian Spring
May 23–24, 2015
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Des Moines Symphony Package Add-on!

New Year's Eve Pops
New Year's Eve Pops
December 31, 2014
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Past Event The Firebird
The Firebird
Sep 27–28, 2014
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Past Event Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
Oct 25–26, 2014
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Past Event Beethoven's Fifth
Beethoven's Fifth
Nov 15–16, 2014
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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. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.