A note from the Des Moines Symphony:

Apr 18 & 19: Dvorak Cello Concerto
2015-2016 Season Tickets on sale
NEW!: Pops series
... and more!
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MASTERWORKS 6: ROMAN RETURNS DVORAK CELLO CONCERTO


Sat Apr 18 & Sun Apr 19
Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut Street, Downtown Des Moines)
$15-$55 for adults; half price for students

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Joshua Romancello
 
John ADAMS The Chairman Dances; Foxtrot for Orchestra
DVORÁK Cello Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
 
Cellist Joshua Roman, described as “a cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts,” makes his much-anticipated return to the Des Moines Symphony in Dvorák’s dramatic and virtuosic Cello Concerto. Sibelius’ romantic Second Symphony is the composer’s most popular, with majestic, heroic melodies and an epic, rollicking conclusion. The Legal Circle is the Guest Artist Sponsor for this program.

Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$55 and 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). Student tickets are $7.50-$27.50 and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office. Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are $5 for junior high and high school students and $10 for all other students the day of the concert through the Civic Center Ticket Office.
 
The duration of these concerts is approximately two hours and ten minutes, which includes a 20-minute intermission.
 
PLAN YOUR VISIT: Discover where to dine, where to park and more.
LEARN MORE: Discover more about the program with our program notes. Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Stoner Theater.
MEET OUR MUSICIANS: Meet and mingle with our musicians after our Saturday evening concert at Coda After the Concert!
PRELUDE CONCERT: Join us prior to the concert on Sunday April 19 in the East Lobby for a performance by our Symphony Academy Zauberflote ensemble.
 

Meet and mingle with our musicians

Join several Des Moines Symphony Orchestra musicians after our Saturday, Apr 18 Masterworks concert at Coda Lounge in the Renaissance Savery hotel for our new Coda after the Concert event. Learn more here!

Season Finale: Appalachian Spring

On May 23 & 24, Memorial Day Weekend, our Season closes with Copland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Appalachian Spring, one of the most iconic pieces of music ever written. And, as an encore to the hugely successful Symphony In Sculpture, we have commissioned Steve Heitzeg to compose a new work inspired by the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, including its newest addition, Olafur Eliasson’s colorful Panoramic Awareness PavilionPurchase your tickets today!

Reserve your seats today for our 2015-2016 Season

Reserve your favorite seats at our best prices for our 2015-2016 season. Renew by May 24 and we'll pay your Civic Center Handling Fees. You won't want to miss our season highlights that include Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, our annual Beyond the Score multimedia concert, an All-Tchaikovsky Season Finale and so much more. Purchase your season tickets today!
 

NEW! POPS Series
 

Reserve your seats today for our new POPS series -- three-concert packages start at just $75!: 

Joseph Giunta inducted into Mid-America Music Associatian Hall of Fame


Music Director & Conductor Joseph Giunta has been inducted into the Mid-America Music Association Hall of Fame. Learn more about this honor here!

200 free tickets for Symphony Academy day


We're giving away 200 free student tickets for our Apr 19 concert to celebrate our third annual Des Moines Symphony Academy Day! Learn more about this exciting offer here. John Deere is the exclusive sponsor of Des Moines Symphony Academy day.
 

Des Moines Symphony's Yankee Doodle Pops and Viewing Party

Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 2, when the Orchestra will take the stage for the Des Moines Symphony's 22nd annual Yankee Doodle Pops.Or, celebrate our nation's independence the same evening at the Des Moines Symphony's premier fundraising event: the Viewing Party for Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger


Mark your calendar for our seventh annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger and help us serve our fellow Iowans in need! View details here.

'Oh Say, Can You Sing?' Competition


Calling all trained singers: on June 16, you can audition to sing the National Anthem with the Orchestra at the Des Moines Symphony's Yankee Doodle Pops! View details here.

Youth Concerts

The Des Moines Symphony played for more than 4,000 fourth and fifth graders this week as part of our annual Youth Concerts! Catch more fun news like this on our Facebook page.
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