Music is a lifeline — a heartbeat of a community — and it can change the world. Through a variety of concerts and programs, the Des Moines Symphony and Academy is invested in providing inclusive environments and access to music and music education for children throughout Greater Des Moines.
Throughout the holiday season, our supporters reflected on the music they loved most and shared it with us. Read more about their most cherished and favorite melodies and stories!
This holiday season, give the gift of music! Give a four-concert Flex Pack at a discount, or create a gift certificate in any amount to share with your music-loving friends and family.
With a special holiday gift, you can partner with the Des Moines Symphony & Academy to bring the music you know and love to even more Central Iowans this season and next.
From researching and finding music to correcting bowings and notation - preparing for a concert often begins up to a year in advance for our music librarian, Rachel Lowry. Learn more about her important role at the Symphony!
Our 2018-19 Season was one of special significance due to the generosity of nearly 800 individuals, corporations and foundations in our community.
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.
Get to know Joseph Giunta, one of America’s most distinguished, versatile and dynamic conductors.
Partner with us to continue to bring the best music to Des Moines!