Veronica Swift with the Benny Green Trio @ Sheslow Auditorium
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

The child of jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the late bebop pianist Hod O’Brien, Veronica Swift made her first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center at age 11 during the Women in Jazz series at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Now all of 23 years old, Veronica Swift has drawn greater attention following her second place finish at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in 2015.

She has since headlined the Telluride Jazz Festival and appeared at Birdland, performing with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, and Paquito d’Rivera.

For her debut performance in Des Moines she will perform with The Benny Green Trio, a staple of the New York City jazz scene led by one of the most exciting pianists to emerge from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

Fauré Quartett @ Sheslow Auditorium
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm

The Fauré Quartett is a Germany-based piano quartet named for the French composer Gabriel Faure?. Recognized as one of the leading piano quartets in Europe today, the Fauré Quartett was founded in 1995 by the same four musicians – Erika Geldsetzer (violin), Sascha Froembling (viola), Konstantin Heidrich (cello), and Dirk Mommertz (piano) – who form the quartet today. It should come as no surprise, then, that Fauré Quartett performances are known for their breathtaking balance, ensemble, intonation and finely synchronized interpretation.


D’INDY Piano Quartet

FAURÉ Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 45

SCHUMANN Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47

SYBARITE5: Everything in it’s Right Place @ Hoyt Sherman Place
May 3 @ 7:30 pm

SYBARITE5 brings its eclectic repertoire to Des Moines for our 2018/2019 Season Finale concert. This adventurous string quintet bridges genre gaps and brings unlikely musical combinations together to create unique concert experiences. SYBARITE5 enjoys a well-earned reputation for challenging perceptions of what music can be and who plays what, pushing the boundaries of concert music. Everything In Its Right Place is a cohesive showcase of the ensemble’s regular playlist, including music by Radiohead, Piazzolla, Mozart, and Brubeck, as well as new compositions for the group by Andy Ahiko, Eric Byers, Shawn Conly, and Dan Visconti.

Des Moines Symphony’s 26th annual Yankee Doodle Pops @ West Terrace, Iowa State Capitol
Jul 3 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 26th annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Iowa’s largest single-day concert event! This family-friendly and patriotic concert concludes with the area’s premier fireworks display over the downtown Des Moines skyline, and best of all, it’s FREE! Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs, or purchase food from an array of vendors at the concert.


FREE! No tickets required.


6:30pm: Concert Prelude
8:30pm: Des Moines Symphony’s 25th annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert