Des Moines Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Pops 2014: Cirque de la Symphonie

December 5, 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:  December 5, 2014

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

New Year’s Eve Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie 

DES MOINES  – The Des Moines Symphony continues its 2014-2015 77th Season with New Year’s Eve Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 31  (New Year’s Eve) at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Des Moines).

Central Iowa’s signature New Year’s Eve event is the Des Moines Symphony’s Pops at the Civic Center, this year, with Cirque de la Symphonie in their third appearance with the Orchestra!

Back by popular demand, Cirque is the grandest New Year’s Eve tradition. These world-renowned soaring aerialists and strongmen have brought our houses to their feet on numerous occasions throughout the evening in their past two sold-out appearances with the Des Moines Symphony.

Experience it live in a brand new program with contortionists, jugglers and aerial flyers performing breathtaking feats of artistry and strength, as the gifted musicians of your Des Moines Symphony play some of the most popular classical music of all time – from Boléro and Sabre Dance to theWilliam Tell Overture – all accompanied by dramatic lighting, sound and choreography. Don’t miss out on Cirque de la Symphonie’s triumphant return; reserve your seats today for the hottest New Year’s Eve ticket in town!

This concert is presented by EMC Insurance Companies.


Tickets: A limited number of tickets start at $25
 and are available through Ticketmaster 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.

For questions or to interview Cirque de la Symphonie performers or Cirque de la Symphonie Executive Director & Producer Bill Allen, please contact Sophia S. Ahmad at or 515.280.4000, ext. 4011. Visit us at and


Des Moines Symphony’s 2014-2015 Masterworks Season:
Sep 27 & 28: Season Debut – The Firebird
Oct 25 & 26: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
Nov 15 & 16: Beethoven’s Fifth – Beyond the Score: Fate Knocks?
Feb 7 & 8: Jorge Mester Conducts La Mer
Mar 28 & 29: Giunta Conducts Mozart, Chopin & Les Preludes
Apr 18 & 19: Roman Returns – Dvorak Cello Concerto
May 23 & 24 (Memorial Day Weekend):  Season Finale: Appalachian Spring – A Memorial Day Tribute

Des Moines Symphony’s 2014-2015 Pops Concerts:
Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie
Feb 21: Audra McDonald In Concert (in collaboration with Des Moines Performing Arts)

Visit for complete season details.

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-