Des Moines Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Pops 2013: The Hit Men

December 16, 2013


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: December 16, 2013

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


DES MOINES  – The Des Moines Symphony continues its 2013-2014 76th Anniversary Season – and Music Director and Conductor Joseph Giunta’s 25th Season – with its annual New Year’s Eve Pops concert, featuring The Hit Men – the former stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines).  This concert is presented by EMC Insurance Companies.

Experience Des Moines’ signature New Year’s Eve tradition – this year, featuring the former stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and Tommy James and The Shondells! Hear Who Loves You, Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Mony, Mony and many more, with the award-winning Hit Men singing and playing this timeless music, including the original voice on 1963 (Oh What a Night), with full symphonic accompaniment. Join Joseph Giunta, the gifted musicians of your Des Moines Symphony and The Hit Men for a night of rockin’ classic hits – New Year’s Eve at the Civic Center!

“I can’t wait to ring in 2014 with this concert. The Hit Men are as riveting today as they were on their multi-platinum records decades ago. This classic music is some of the greatest music ever written, and experiencing it with full symphonic arrangements played by the Des Moines Symphony makes the concert even more memorable,” said Des Moines Symphony Music Director and Conductor Joseph Giunta.

Experience The Hit Men with this audio spot and this video.
Find out where to park, where to eat and what to expect in this visitor’s guide.

Tickets: Single tickets are
available through Ticketmaster (up until two hours prior to performances) and the Civic Center Ticket Office (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines; open 9a-5p Monday through Friday and two hours prior to performances). All tickets are subject to availability. Visit the Civic Center Ticket Office for the most up-to-date availability.

For questions or to interview Joseph Giunta or members of The Hit Men, please contact Sophia S. Ahmad at or 515.280.4000, ext. 4011. Visit us at and

Des Moines Symphony’s 2013-2014 Season:

Sep 14 & 15: Season Debut – From Russia With Ilya
Oct 19 & 20: Scottish Fantasy & Rosenkavalier
Nov 16 & 17: Beyond the Score: The Planets – Other Worlds?
Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Pops: The Hit Men – Former Stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Feb 15 & 16: Romantic Rhapsody In Blue: The Gershwin Experience
Mar 15 & 16: The Moldau & Dvorak
Apr 12 & 13: Giunta Conducts Beethoven: Eroica
May 10 & 11: Season Finale – Brahms 1 & Grosvenor Plays Saint-Saens

Visit for complete season details.

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 $2.5 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 Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. 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 last year attracted more than 100,000, the largest single day attendance of any concert event in the State.  -DMSO-