Des Moines Symphony Orchestra 2016-2017 Season

Tickets

Masterworks single tickets start at just $15 for adults and $7.50 for students. Purchase 2016-2017 Des Moines Symphony single tickets here, by phone at 515.246.2300, or in person at the Civic Center Ticket Office.

Masterworks concert student rush tickets are available for purchase at the Civic Center Ticket Office on the day of the concert for best available seats: $5 for middle school and high school students, $10 for all other students. One valid student ID per ticket must be shown at the ticket window to receive student ticket pricing.

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Purchase 2016-17 Season Subscriptions Online

Other ways to subscribe:

  • BY PHONE: Call us at 515.280.4004
  • BY MAIL: Complete this order form and return by e-mail or mail to Des Moines Symphony, The Temple for Performing Arts, 1011 Locust Street, Suite 200, Des Moines IA 50309
  • IN PERSON: Come to the Civic Center Ticket Office at 221 Walnut Street from 9am-5pm Mon-Fr or two hours before any performance

Welcome to our 79th Season – An Ode to Joy! From Bach, Beethoven, and Berlioz to Broadway and Bugs Bunny, our 2016-17 season is overflowing with symphonic Masterworks, dazzling Pops, and internationally acclaimed guest artists. View our 2016-17 Season online or flip through our virtual Season Brochure!

Each concert in our Masterworks season has something for everyone to enjoy – magnificent masterpieces, star performers, and a few surprises you’ll love.

New this year is our three-concert Pops series! Season ticket packages start at just $75:

Read our 2016-17 Season Brochure online!

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Masterworks Subscriptions

FOUR-CONCERT FLEX PACK: Compose your own season! Flex pack subscribers receive four ticket vouchers to be used in any combination at our Masterworks concerts. Use all four tickets at one concert, use one ticket for four different concerts, or any other combination. Choose your concerts when ordering or opt to receive vouchers – just exchange them for tickets at least one week prior to the concert you would like to attend. Vouchers can be redeemed in person at the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by mailing or calling the Symphony office at 515.280.4004.

STUDENT TICKETS: The Des Moines Symphony is pleased to offer several affordable options for students:

  • Half-price tickets: Students may purchase any Masterworks subscription for half-price.
  • Student rush tickets: At all Masterworks concerts, high school age or younger may sit in any section for $5, and older students may sit in any section for $10. Available at the Civic Center Ticket Office day of concert only.

SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE DETAILS

  • Ticket orders are processed in the order they are received
  • Programs and artists are subject to change
  • To learn about the benefits of being a subscriber, scroll down!
  • As always, student subscriptions are half price.

SUBSCRIBER REWARDS

  • Priority Guaranteed Seating: Reserve the same seats for each concert when you subscribe by May 31
  • Exclusive Savings: Subscribers receive the best available discount – up to 20% over single ticket prices
  • Priority Upgrades: Subscribers have the first chance to upgrade their 2016-2017 seats
  • Advance Ordering Privileges: Purchase before tickets go on sale to the general public

    Cups both sides

    New! Enjoy your favorite beverage while listening to your favorite music. Subscribe by May 31 to receive a Souvenir Des Moines Symphony cup and a drink voucher.

  • Early Bird Reward: New! Renew or subscribe by May 31 and receive a souvenir Des Moines Symphony cup to use throughout the season and at any Civic Center event
  • eProgram Notes: Provide us with your email address when you subscribe and we’ll send program notes to your inbox before each Masterworks concert
  • Concert Prelude Talks: Join 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Stoner Theater for a free, lively and informal preview of the concert, the music, the composers and the guest artists and conductors
  • One free Masterworks ticket voucher to share with a friend
  • Enjoy one complimentary drink coupon with the purchase of any subscription
  • Free lost ticket replacement
  • Exclusive invitations to special Symphony events
  • Receive a season bookmark and convenient calendar stickers with your tickets
  • Exclusive discounts at the Symphony’s preferred dining partners
  • Prepaid valet parking option at the Civic Center
  • Special prices on additional tickets all season
  • Annual subscription to our electronic newsletter
  • Flexible, free exchanges: Exchange your Masterworks ticket at the Civic Center Ticket Office for a different day, a different concert weekend or add tickets to another concert and invite friends to join you. Exchanges are free unless you exchange for a higher price ticket and then you’ll only pay the difference (Masterworks concerts may only be exchanged for other Masterworks concerts). If you cannot exchange your tickets, just mail them back to the Symphony office prior to the concert and we’ll gladly accept them as a donation and promptly mail a receipt for tax purposes. Choose one of our three easy ways to exchange your tickets:
    • BY MAIL: Mail them to Des Moines Symphony, 1011 Locust Street, Suite 200 Des Moines IA 50309
    • IN PERSON: Come to the Civic Center Ticket Office (open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and two hours before any performance)
    • BY PHONE: Call us at 515.280.4004

     

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Pops Subscriptions

THREE-CONCERT POPS: Experience live music that soars, inspires, and…popsmap Pops! Our Pops concerts feature fan favorites and incredible guest artists. Pops series subscribers will save $10 over single ticket prices with each Pops series subscription package.

POPS PAIR: Enjoy the flexibility of our Pops Pair subscription! Pops Pair subscribers will receive the first two concerts in our Pops series, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II and New Year’s Eve Pops: Sinatra at 100 and Beyond. Packages start at $55 for two concerts. Pops Pair subscribers will save $15 over single ticket prices!

SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE DETAILS

  • Ticket orders are processed in the order they are received
  • Programs and artists are subject to change
  • Kristin Chenoweth in Concert uses a different seating map – please note your seats for this concert may not be the same across all three concerts
  • To learn about the benefits of being a subscriber, scroll down!

POPS SUBSCRIBER REWARDS

  • Priority Guaranteed Seating: Reserve the same seats for each concert when you subscribe by May 31 (please note this does not include Kristin Chenoweth in Concert)
  • Exclusive Savings: Subscribers receive the best available discount – $10 off the lowest available single ticket prices
  • Advance Ordering Privileges: Purchase before tickets go on sale to the general public
  • Early Bird Reward: New! Renew or subscribe by May 31 and receive a souvenir Des Moines Symphony cup to use throughout the season and at any Civic Center event
  • Enjoy one complimentary drink coupon with the purchase of any subscription
  • Free lost ticket replacement
  • Exclusive invitations to special Symphony events
  • Exclusive discounts at the Symphony’s preferred dining partners
  • Prepaid valet parking option at the Civic Center
  • Special prices on additional tickets all season
  • Annual subscription to our electronic newsletter
  • Flexible, free exchanges: Exchange your Pops ticket at the Civic Center Ticket Office for a Masterworks concert, or add tickets to another concert and invite friends to join you. Exchanges are free unless you exchange for a higher price ticket and then you’ll only pay the difference. If you cannot exchange your tickets, just mail them back to the Symphony office prior to the concert and we’ll gladly accept them as a donation and promptly mail a receipt for tax purposes. Choose one of our three easy ways to exchange your tickets:
    • BY MAIL: Mail them to Des Moines Symphony, 1011 Locust Street, Suite 200 Des Moines IA 50309
    • IN PERSON: Come to the Civic Center Ticket Office (open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and two hours before any performance)
    • BY PHONE: Call us at 515.280.4004
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Gift Certificates

Give the gift of music!

Flex Packs are the perfect gift — let your friends and loved ones choose any four classical concerts and they’ll receive vouchers to redeem to accommodate their busy schedules. Order a Four-Ticket Flex Pack here.

Collegiate 7 packages can be used by any college student with a valid student ID and include all seven Masterworks Concerts for just $40. Call us at 515.280.4004 and give the gift of music to your favorite college student.

Gift certificates are also available in any increment and are valid for season ticket and single ticket purchases. Order your gift certificate here or by calling us at 515.280.4004.

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Single Tickets

Masterworks single tickets start at just $15 for adults and $7.50 for students. Purchase 2016-2017 Des Moines Symphony single tickets here, by phone at 515.246.2300, or in person at the Civic Center Ticket Office.

Des Moines Symphony tickets are no longer available through Ticketmaster. For more information on available ticket outlets, please visit the DMPA ticket help page.

Masterworks concert student rush tickets are available for purchase at the Civic Center Ticket Office on the day of the concert for best available seats: $5 for middle school and high school students, $10 for all other students. One valid student ID per ticket must be shown at the ticket window to receive student ticket pricing.

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Other Ways to Buy

In person or by phone at the Civic Center Ticket Office:
Des Moines Civic Center Ticket Office
221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.246.2300
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday and two hours before any concert

By phone and e-mail:

For subscriptions, download and fill out this order form, then return it with your payment electronically or by mail to: 

Des Moines Symphony
The Temple For Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street, Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Student Tickets

The Des Moines Symphony is pleased to offer several affordable options for students.

Half-price tickets: Students may purchase any Masterworks subscription for half-price. Single tickets for Masterworks concerts are also available for half-price in all sections – just visit the Civic Center Ticket Office to purchase. One ticket sold per valid Student ID.

Collegiate 7: Any college student may subscribe to our seven Masterworks programs for just $50 – that’s less than $8 per ticket! Call 515.246.2300 by September 20 to order.

Student Rush Tickets: At all Masterworks concerts, subject to availability, students high school age or younger may sit in any section for $5, and older students maysit in any section for $10. That means a $65 ticket could cost just $5! Available at the Civic Center Ticket Office the day of the concert only. One ticket per valid Student ID.

 

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