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Des Moines Symphony

1011 Locust Street, Suite 200

The Des Moines Symphony :

The Des Moines Symphony is a full-service professional orchestra. The orchestra performs seven pairs of classical concerts throughout the season, as well as a pops performance, family concerts, in-school ensemble performances, and its annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert, a free performance on the State Capitol grounds on July 3rd. Established in 1937 as an adjunct of Drake University, the Des Moines Symphony separated completely from Drake University in 1969. In 1979, the Symphony found a home in the newly established Civic Center, and now performs all of its indoor full orchestra concerts there. In 1987, Maestro Joseph Giunta joined the Des Moines Symphony as Music Director and Conductor, and is now celebrating 15 years of conducting the Des Moines Symphony.


Bac si Gà bé

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Always amazing experience, thanks to the wonderful people in the DSM symphony! I can proudly brag that my former student Marian Pavolich is 3rd seat in cello section, I remember back when she played the flute- my it's quite an honor to have been her instructor, I miss our after-school sessions. What a wonderful symphony orchestra.


Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
I have seen the London Symphony, The Chicago Symphony, and the L.A Philharmonic. Des Moines Symphony trumped all of them in a spectacular show that stole my love orchestral music and rocketed it higher then I ever believed possible!

Christian Connett

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016
Incredibly talented and beautiful sounds of the Des Moines Symphony.

Lisa Cardamone

Saturday, March 31, 2018

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