Welcome to our 85th Season!  This year, we celebrate our “City of Music” with an exciting, ambitious season packed with dazzling guest artists and beloved classics. Throughout our 85th season, you’ll hear some of your all-time favorites – Stravinsky’s Firebird, Holst’s The Planets, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris – alongside new and exciting works, many by contemporary composers never before featured on the Civic Center stage. 

"Every program in our 85th Season blends familiar favorites with new experiences, incorporating a wide variety of sounds and colors to create a musical tapestry as unique and special as Des Moines itself.”

Maestro Joseph Giunta

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 or visit the Civic Center Ticket Office in person by September 20 to order. Limit two packages per valid Student ID.