The Des Moines Symphony offices and the Des Moines Symphony Academy are closed on Friday, January 17 due to inclement weather. No classes or lessons will be held.
Iowa Public Radio is the Radio Home of the Des Moines Symphony. Tune in to IPR's "Symphonies of Iowa" program to hear our 2019-2020 Masterworks concerts rebroadcast throughout 2020.
On July 28, the Des Moines Symphony held its first-ever Mini Maestro Contest as part of its Water Works Pops Concert, “A John Williams Spectacular.”
The Des Moines Symphony has received a leadership gift from Linda and Thomas Koehn to create the Des Moines Symphony's Water Works Pops, a new series of free outdoor concerts set to launch this summer.
Maestro Ernest Richardson and The Des Moines Symphony turned in a Jedi-like performance Friday night to the delight of thousands of fans who had gathered at the Des Moines Civic Center to hear — and see — “Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert” and its iconic score come to life.
The Des Moines Symphony & Academy will offer its first sensory-friendly concert, Little Johnny & Papa Haydn, at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 9 in the Grand Hall at the Temple for Performing Arts.
I’ve always had music around me as long as I can remember. It was playing in the house from my earliest memories.
Remember the very first time you heard a live symphony – the excitement of seeing musicians on-stage and being moved by the power of music. Last month, over 5,600 fourth and fifth grade students had the opportunity to experience the Des Moines Symphony live on the Civic Center stage, many for the first time.
On February 23, 2019, the Des Moines Symphony Youth Orchestras Honors String Quartet competed in and were awarded First Place in the Finals of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Youth Chamber Music Competition.
I am not sure when I first experienced music, but I can’t recall my life without music. Maybe my very first encounter with music was my mom watching Michael Jackson’s music video while I danced along when I was two-years-old!
The Des Moines Symphony has announced that furloughed federal employees are eligible for two complimentary tickets to attend a Des Moines Symphony Masterworks concert of their choice. All Masterworks series concerts through May 2019 are included in the offer (subject to availability).
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