Annual Fund

Support The Des Moines Symphony & Academy and invest in Central Iowa’s continued growth as an economic and cultural center.

JoeGiuntaandStringsTicket sales revenue, though robust over the past several seasons, covers less than half the cost required for the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra to perform the world’s great orchestral music. Contributions to the Orchestra Annual Fund and Academy Annual Fund, including through the Symphony’s Professional Circles, allow us to hire talented musicians, engage world-class guest artists, offer education and instruction to young musicians and much, much more.

Donor Recognition & Benefits

Member | $10 a month / $120+

  • Advance notice of unique Symphony special events
  • Opportunities to purchase single tickets before the general public
  • Recognition in the Community Support section in the Symphony’s Season Program Books

Partner | $25 a month / $300+

  • 2 complimentary invitations to attend a special Masterworks Donor Open Rehearsal, a behind the scenes look at how concerts are prepared

Artist Circle | $50 a month / $600+

  • Invitation to a Backstage Pass event Orchestra musicians for complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to sit on stage during a Masterworks Donor Open Rehearsal, a behind the scenes look at how concerts are prepared

Maestro’s Circle | $105 a month / $1,250+

  • Access to the West Balcony Lounge for complimentary hors d’oeuvres during all Masterworks intermissions
  • Early access to purchase tickets to The Viewing Party for Yankee Doodle Pops
  • Concierge Service–including ticket exchange service

$2,500+

  • Musician sponsorship opportunities with four complimentary Masterworks tickets
  • Invitations to one special behind-the-scenes Maestro’s Circle event with Orchestra musicians and guest artists
  • Concierge Plus Service–including priority holds & service for sold-out events

Patron Circle | $5,000+

  • Invitations to all special behind-the-scenes Maestro’s Circle events with Orchestra musicians and guest artists
  • Concert or program sponsorship opportunities with six complimentary Masterworks tickets

$10,000+

  • Concert and artist sponsorship opportunities with ten complimentary Masterworks tickets

$25,000+

  • Season-long series or program sponsorship opportunities with special hospitality and complimentary tickets
  • Benefits at this level can be creatively designed to suit your needs