You’ll be on the edge of your seat as Cirque performers captivate audiences with spellbinding aerials and acrobatics. A full rock band joins the Symphony for Hotel California: The Music of the Eagles. And Hamilton’s Renee Elise Goldsberry takes the Civic Center stage for a one-night-only Des Moines’ performance! 

Experience unforgettable experiences and renowned guest artists with our Pops Series! Save by subscribing to a three-concert Pops Series or our two-concert Pops Pair. Pops concerts can also be added on to any Masterworks or Flex subscription package.

2023-2024 POPS SEASON

  • DIRECT FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA Mamma Mia! The Des Moines Symphony, complete with a full rock band, performs an evening of ABBA's beloved hits! Back by popular demand, you'll have the time of your life with favorites like Mamma Mia!Dancing QueenTake a Chance on Me and more. (Oct 14, 2023) 
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE POPS: CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE Expect the unexpected when world-renowned Cirque performers take the stage with the Orchestra! From gravity-defying aerials and acrobatics to jaw-dropping contortion and quick-change, all choreographed to thrilling symphonic music, this performance will have you on the edge of your seat. Ring in the new year with your Des Moines Symphony! (Dec 31, 2023)
  • AN EVENING WITH HAMILTON’S RENEE ELISE GOLDSBERRY In collaboration with Des Moines Performing Arts Renee Elise Goldsberry took the Broadway world by storm when she originated the role of Angelica in the blockbuster musical Hamilton! With a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress and a Grammy for the cast recording, don't throw away your shot to hear her one-night-only concert with the Symphony. (Apr 27, 2024)