• Ticket Price
    Students Half Price
  • Duration
    2hrs 10min
    One intermission
Discover Symphonic Dance

Discover Symphonic Dance

Stars of the Midwest, the BRKFST Dance Company joins the Symphony to perform their original choreography to Beethoven's Grosse Fuge.

Ballet meets break-dance! The concert opens with Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Sleeping Beauty. Beethoven’s dramatic Grosse Fuge takes on a new life as the BRKFST Dance Company joins the Orchestra to perform their original choreography to the work, which combines break dancing with contemporary dance for an experience unlike anything else. The concert closes with an impossible-to-refuse pull from the past – selections from Ravel’s Mother Goose and Prokofiev’s beloved Romeo & Juliet.

Event Sponsors

Guest Artist Sponsors


  • TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Listen
  • BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge Listen
  • RAVEL Mother Goose Listen
  • PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet Listen


  • Joseph Giunta Conductor Bio
  • BRKFST Dance Company 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.

Learn More

Join us 45 minutes before the concert in the Prairie Meadows (East) Lobby for a free Concert Prelude Talk. Led by Dr. Eric McIntyre of Grinnell College, these discussions are complimentary to ticket holders and offer engaging and topical commentary on the featured program.