• Ticket Price
    $15-70
    Students half-price
  • Duration
    2hrs 10min
    One intermission
Beethoven's Ninth

Beethoven's Ninth

Joseph Giunta and the Orchestra are joined by a soaring choir in Beethoven’s joyful anthem for humanity

The Symphony’s April concert opens with the heroic trumpet call of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture and the meditative, ringing resonance of Pärt’s Fratres. Janice Chandler-Eteme makes a memorable return singing Wagner’s passionate Liebestod. Finally, the Orchestra is joined onstage by two choirs and four soloists for Beethoven’s landmark Ninth Symphony. You’ll be swept off your feet as the Orchestra is joined by a soaring chorus singing the immortal, triumphant “Ode to Joy.”

Program

  • BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3 Listen
  • Arvo PÄRT Fratres Listen
  • WAGNER Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde Listen
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, Choral; “Ode to Joy” Listen

Performers

  • Joseph Giunta Conductor Bio
  • Janice Chandler-Eteme Soprano Bio
  • Mary Creswell Mezzo-Soprano Bio
  • Charles Reid Tenor Bio
  • Darren Stokes Baritone Bio

Tickets

Single tickets are $15-$70 and are available through Des Moines Performing Arts. Ticket prices are subject to a $5 increase on the day of the concert, excluding student rush tickets.

Student tickets are $7.50-$35 and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office. Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are $5 for junior high and high school students and $10 for all other students the day of the concert through the Civic Center Ticket Office. One ticket sold per valid Student ID.

Streaming tickets are $20 per device. Streaming passes allow you to watch the concert live from the Civic Center during the Saturday night performance, with on-demand viewing for an additional 30 days. 

Health & Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our musicians, audiences, and staff is our top priority.

Beginning September 25 and continuing for the foreseeable future, all guests planning to attend a performance inside the Civic Center must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or the results of a negative COVID-19 test. 

Additionally, all audience members must wear a mask at all times unless enjoying refreshments within designated areas. 

We anticipate that our health and safety protocols will evolve throughout the season as the CDC’s guidelines for indoor gatherings are updated. 

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