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.
Central Iowa fourth and fifth graders will experience the power and beauty of a full symphony orchestra at these specially designed youth concerts. For most students, this is their first exposure to live, orchestral music. Thousands of students attend this concert each year.
Spellbinding, hypnotic and heart-pounding, Carmina Burana simply must be experienced live. Hear this choral masterwork like never before as the Des Moines Symphony is joined onstage by 200 voices – but first, hear Beethoven’s ebullient Eighth Symphony and Wagner’s tender and intimate Siegfried Idyll.
Join us for a recital featuring private flute students of Anne Stein. This recital is open to the public and free to attend.
One night only! Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. Don’t miss this unique chance to hear this legend live with the Des Moines Symphony.
Spotlight at the Temple is an exciting new concert experience curated by Des Moines Symphony musicians and performed in a unique, intimate atmosphere. Grab a cocktail and experience our musical artistry up close and personal as our musicians take center stage – with a few surprises along the way.
Join fellow music lovers at the Temple for Performing Arts to enjoy wine and cheese, an enlightening presentation, and insight into the music the Orchestra will perform in the 2019-2020 Season.
Franco-Belgian sensation Camille Thomas joins the Des Moines Symphony for a sparkling evocation of the City of Lights. The concert opens with Elgar’s jubilant Polonia and concludes with the colorful can-can from Offenbach’s Gaite Parisienne. But first, experience Elgar’s searing, rhapsodic Cello Concerto.
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!