• Ticket Price
    Students half-price
  • Duration
    2hrs 10min
    One intermission
Season Finale: Pictures at an Exhibition

Season Finale: Pictures at an Exhibition

Season Finale! Experience the romantic thrill of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and the splendor of Pictures at an Exhibition

Experience the romantic thrill of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto played by virtuoso Alessio Bax! The concert opens with Beethoven’s majestic Consecration of the House Overture; Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, commissioned in 2012 by the Sphinx Organization, dazzles with swirling, kaleidoscopic musical colors. Finally, experience the power and splendor as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition draws this program of masterpieces to a close with the magnificent Great Gate of Kiev.

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  • BEETHOVEN Overture to Consecration of the House Listen
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 Listen
  • Jessie MONTGOMERY Starburst Listen
  • MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition Listen


  • Joseph Giunta Conductor Bio
  • Alessio Bax Piano 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.

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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