Des Moines Symphony Debuts 80th Season
The Des Moines Symphony debuts its 2017-2018 80th Season with Invitation to the Dance 7:30PM Saturday, Sep 23 & 2:30PM Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines).
Joseph Giunta and the Des Moines Symphony open our 80th Season, ‘Music in Motion,’ with Weber’s graceful, vivacious Invitation to the Dance. Two-time Grammy nominee Jennifer Frautschi makes her triumphant return to Des Moines for a richly textured performance of Bruch’s beloved First Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s final work, the brilliantly scored Symphonic Dances, ends our Season Debut in a blaze of whirling, lavish melodies.
Joseph Giunta, conducting
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
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- Learn about our opening night celebration here – tickets available through Sep 19 only
- Find out where to park and what to expect in this visitor’s guide
CONCERT TICKETS Single tickets are $15-$65 and are available online through dmsymphony.org (up until two hours prior to performances) and at the Civic Center Ticket Office (515.246.2300, 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines; open 9AM-5PM Monday through Friday and two hours prior to performances). Please note single ticket prices are subject to a $5 increase on the day of the concert, excluding student rush tickets.
Student tickets are $7.50-$32.50 and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office with valid student ID. Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are $5 for junior high and high school students and $10 for all other students the day of the concert through the Civic Center Ticket Office. Tickets will be available at the door.
2017-2018 Masterworks concerts, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & 2:30 p.m. Sundays at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines IA, 50309). For complete program details, please use the links below:
- Sep 23 & 24: Masterworks 1: Season Debut – Invitation to the Dance
- Oct 21 & 22: Masterworks 2: Tchaikovky’s Swan Lake
- Nov 19 & 20: Masterworks 3: Ritual Fire Dance
- Feb 10 & 11: Masterworks 4: Stravinsky’s Petrouchka
- March 24 & 25: Masterworks 5: Beethoven 7 – Apotheosis of the Dance
- Apr 28 & 29: Masterworks 6: Beyond the Score – Elgar’s Enigma Variations
- May 19 & 20: Masterworks 7: Season Finale – Rhapsody in Blue
2017-2018 Pops concerts at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines IA, 50309):
- Sat Nov 11: Windborne’s The Music of Queen
- Sun Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Pops: The Classic Hits of Motown
- Sat May 12: Leslie Odom, Jr. in Concert in Collaboration with Des Moines Performing Arts