Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Downtown Des Moines)
One of America’s most treasured artists of any era – there is only one Audra McDonald.
The record-breaking six-time Tony Award-winning Audra McDonald is a cultural icon and unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both singer and actress. And, now, and now she and her music director Andy Einhorn join Joseph Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony in concert for one night only!
The New York Times describes McDonald as “absolutely thrilling” and a “defining voice of our time.” She has appeared with virtually every major American orchestra – from the New York Philharmonic to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and has sung at Carnegie Hall 17 times, including at its 120th anniversary gala and alongside Hugh Jackman in a concert staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. She played Dr. Naomi Bennett on the hit ABC medical drama Private Practice and in December 2013, she wowed an audience of more than 18 million viewers as she appeared opposite Carrie Underwood in the live television broadcast of The Sound of Music.
In this special one-night-only event, the two-time Grammy Award-winner and Musical America’s 2014 Musician of the Year performs classic songs including It Might As Well Be Spring, Stars and the Moon, I Could Have Danced All Night, Moon River, Make Someone Happy, Climb Ev’ry Mountain and more from the American songbook favorites like you’ve never heard them before. With her luminous voice and incomparable gift for dramatic story-telling, you’ll know she is a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon – a can’t miss event for Des Moines music-lovers.
Traffic note: Due to an influx of people traveling Downtown this weekend for the 2015 IAHSAA State Wrestling Tournament and the National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, please allow for extra travel and parking time when you’re on your way to the Audra McDonald concert.
Ticket note: Please note that premium seats for this concert have sold out.