Des Moines Symphony’s 2014-2015 Collegiate 7 now on sale

August 22, 2014

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: August 22, 2014

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



DES MOINES – The Des Moines Symphony’s Collegiate 7 subscription ticket package is now on sale at, by phone at 515.280.4004 and in person at the Des Moines Civic Center Ticket Office (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines; open 9a-5p M-F and two hours prior to any performance). For $40, college students with a valid ID will receive bronze section tickets to all seven programs in the Des Moines Symphony’s 2014-2015 Masterworks series – that’s less than $6 per ticket.

The Collegiate 7 is an outgrowth of Des Moines Symphony Associations’ mission which is to enrich, educate and entertain our community by performing great orchestral music.

Collegiate 7 subscribers can request to be seated with friends and can choose the concert day they would like to attend – either Saturday or Sunday, and they have full exchange privileges. This is the fourth year the Des Moines Symphony is offering the Collegiate 7 subscription ticket package. 102 students have taken advantage of this special offer over the past several seasons.

New this year, all Collegiate 7 subscribers will receive an exclusive invitation to attend an open rehearsal on Friday, September 26, plus a post-rehearsal reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres at Coda Lounge, where students can meet Collegiate 7 subscribers and Orchestra musicians.

For more information, please contact Sophia S. Ahmad, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at or at 515.280.4000, ext. 4011.
The Des Moines Symphony is a not-for-profit, professional orchestra formed in 1937 to enrich, educate and entertain 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 $2.8 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, the traditional pops performance on New Year’s Eve, 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-