Following last week’s postponement of Carmina Burana, the Des Moines Symphony is now postponing all concerts and events through May 3 in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. All ticketholders are being notified directly of the postponement; the Symphony is working to reschedule these concerts into the summer and fall of 2020.

The safety and security of our audiences, musicians, and staff is our highest priority. Given this rapidly changing situation as well as the CDC’s and Governor’s recommendations around limiting large gatherings, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend all concerts through May 3. We are committed to do our part in slowing the transmission of COVID-19, and look forward to presenting these concerts to our audiences later this year.

As soon as concert dates have been rescheduled, the Des Moines Symphony will be directly in touch with all ticketholders with further information on their ticketing options. For maximum efficiency, ticketholders are encouraged to wait to receive communication from the Orchestra before contacting the Des Moines Performing Arts Ticket Office.

All tickets for the remainder of this season will be honored at any rescheduled performances, but if you are unable to attend, we ask that you consider donating the cost of your ticket back to the Des Moines Symphony. The harsh reality is that many arts organizations will find themselves struggling without ongoing ticket revenue to support continued arts programming, and in turn, to provide employment opportunities for artists. Your support is vital to keeping our organization, and many others in our community, operational in these uncertain times.

The arts have the ability to comfort and bring hope. With your support, the Des Moines Symphony will continue making music together for years to come. Please continue to visit for further information and updates.