Des Moines Symphony announces 2015-2016 Season

March 30, 2015

Joseph Giunta, Music Director & Conductor
Richard L. Early, Executive Director
The Temple for Performing Arts ● 1011 Locust Street, Suite 200 ● Des Moines, IA 50309
Date: March 30, 2015

Contact: Sophia S. Ahmad, Director of Marketing & Public Relations ● 515.280.4000, ext. 4011 ●


DES MOINES  – The Des Moines Symphony is pleased to announce its exciting 2015-2016 Season! The 78th season is called Music That Moves You – and in addition to our signature Masterworks Concert Series, we’re pleased to announce our inaugural Pops Series.

“Music moves us and touches us all in the most profound ways. Our 78th Season – Music That Moves You – will do just that,” said Joseph Giunta.

“We’ve programmed concerts full of rich gems of the symphonic repertoire that will inspire and bring much joy.”

Season highlights include:


2015-2016 subscription packages guarantee the best seats for Masterworks and Pops concerts, and are available with no price increase over last year. Subscriptions may be purchased at, by calling 515.280.4004, or in person 9a-5p at the Civic Center Ticket Office (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines) and at any remaining concerts of the 2014-2015 season. An on-sale date for any remaining tickets will be announced at a later time.

2015-2016 Masterworks concerts, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & 2:30 p.m. Sundays at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines IA, 50309):

2015-2016 Pops concerts, at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines IA, 50309):

Visit for complete season details and for 2015-2016 Season high resolution photos. Watch our season announcement video here.

For questions or to interview Joseph Giunta, please contact Sophia S. Ahmad at or 515.280.4000, ext. 4011. Visit us at and
The Des Moines Symphony is a not-for-profit, professional orchestra formed in 1937 to enrich, educate and inspire the community by performing great orchestral music. The Symphony Association, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and operating on an annual budget of more than $3 million, supports the Symphony Academy and its numerous music education programs including three youth orchestras, and supports the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra which performs seven pairs of Masterworks concerts, Pops concerts including the traditional New Year’s Eve Pops, education, outreach and family concerts,  and other special events in its home at the Des Moines Civic Center. The Des Moines Symphony also produces and performs the annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert in July on the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol, which for the past several years attracted more than 100,000, the largest single day attendance of any concert event in the State.  -DMSO-