• Ticket Price
    Students half-price
  • Duration
    2hrs 10min
    One intermission
Beethoven's Violin Concerto

Beethoven's Violin Concerto

The noble grandeur of Sibelius 7, plus – Paul Huang joins the Symphony for Beethoven’s transcendent Violin Concerto in D Major

Perhaps the first Romantic concerto ever written, Beethoven’s transcendent Violin Concerto in D Major pushed the limits of the art form. Paul Huang, recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, is renowned for his intensely expressive music making; hear him play this lyrical work with the Des Moines Symphony in a program which features the noble grandeur and epic journey of Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony and Anna Clyne’s Masquerade, a rollicking tapestry of sound based on an old English drinking song.

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Event Sponsors

Made possible through the generosity of:

  • The Estate of Stanley Richards


  • Anna CLYNE Masquerade Listen
  • SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7 Listen
  • BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D Major Listen


  • Joseph Giunta Conductor Bio
  • Paul Huang Violin Bio


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.

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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