This weekend: THE PLANETS!
Holiday Gift Guide
New Year's Eve Pops 

Valentine's Day Weekend: The Gershwin Experience
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Masterworks 3 - Beyond the Score - Other Worlds?

Sat Nov 16 at 7:30pm
Sun Nov 17 at 2:30pm
Des Moines Civic Center
Tickets: $15-$55 for adults,
$7.50-$27.50 for students 

Joseph Giuntaconducting
Beyond the Score – In Cooperation with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

HOLST The Planets
A multimedia tour-de-force

The Planets is a must-hear-it-live, bucket-list work of monumental proportions. Experience the solar system like never before as the planets have been set in one of the most riveting pieces of music ever composed, with blazing brass and 100 musicians filling the Civic Center. After a revealing multimedia first half – with
stunning visuals on a giant screen, actors and a narrator – you’ll hear this epic work in full, highlighting the dynamic range and full symphonic force of your Des Moines Symphony!

AUDIO: Experience the excitement of Beyond the Score – The Planets!
VIDEO: Joseph Giunta introduces The Planets here!
PLAN YOUR VISIT: Find out where to park, where to eat and what to expect

Thank you to the following Masterworks 3 sponsors: 
  • Presenting Sponsor: Gabus Family Foundation
  • Guest Artist Sponsor: Principal Financial Group
  • Partner Sponsors: Gabus Automotive Group, Homesteaders Life Company, Iowa Arts Council

Des Moines Symphony's Yankee Doodle Pops
Give the gift of great music! Our Silver Bell Special Holiday Flex Plan includes four silver section tickets and a complimentary multi-disc Des Moines Symphony recording of all nine Beethoven Symphonies!
Give this great gift package to the Des Moines Symphony fans in your life! The $35 price includes a Symphony In Sculpture DVD, a Des Moines Symphony t-shirt of your choice — either heathered black or lieutenant green, plus shipping and handling!

Give the gift of music! Gift certificates are available in denominations of $25 and may be used toward tickets, subscriptions or merchandise.

Visit our online shop and our Holiday Gift Guide to find the perfect gift for the music lover in your life!
Meet the musician: Robert Meunier

The Gershwin Experience -- Valentine's Day Weekend: Rhapsody In Blue & more!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with the iconic American music of George Gershwin! In this special concert event, his greatest music ignites with award-winning pianist Jeffrey Biegel, performing Rhapsody In Blue, plus acclaimed tap dancer Ryan van den Boom, bringing a bygone era to life right before your eyes. That, and two-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair performs classics like the smoky ballad Summertime, plus ‘S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm and so much more. Rarely-seen footage of the Gershwin family will be broadcast on a giant screen above the stage, telling the story of this famous family and the music that continues to delight audiences decades later. This will be an unforgettable Valentine’s weekend concert event you won’t want to miss! Reserve your tickets today! Learn more about these concerts — sign up for Classical Conversations today!
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NYE Pops: Mony, Mony, Who Loves You, Oh What A Night and many more!

Des Moines' signature New Year's Eve celebration is the Des Moines Symphony's POPS spectacular at the Civic Center. This year, plan early with The Hit Men and ring in 2014 with the former stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Plan your New Year's Eve today!

Joseph Giunta's 25th Season

Help us celebrate Joe's 25th Season! Share your memories of Joseph Giunta on our Facebook page and get to know Joe here.

Meet the Musician: Donita McCoy

Meet bassist Donita McCoy! Find out about her favorite composers, solo piece and what she listens to on her iPod. 



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