Jan
25
Fri
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert @ Civic Center
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while the Des Moines Symphony performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLDTM J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Jan
26
Sat
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert @ Civic Center
Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while the Des Moines Symphony performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLDTM J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert @ Civic Center
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while the Des Moines Symphony performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLDTM J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Feb
2
Sat
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day @ Civic Center
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm

The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its third year of touring, your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to the Des Moines Civic Center with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY!

Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. The beloved characters come alive on stage to captivate you with new songs to sing along to, magical moments, and SURPRISE guests along the way! It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. Don’t miss Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day!… a royally great time!

VIP tickets include a post-show meet and greet with the characters from the show and the best seats in the house.

Please note: all patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day @ Civic Center
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm

The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its third year of touring, your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to the Des Moines Civic Center with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY!

Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. The beloved characters come alive on stage to captivate you with new songs to sing along to, magical moments, and SURPRISE guests along the way! It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. Don’t miss Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day!… a royally great time!

VIP tickets include a post-show meet and greet with the characters from the show and the best seats in the house.

Please note: all patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production.

Feb
16
Sat
Masterworks 4: Nelson Conducts Bernstein @ Civic Center
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm
Program

BERNSTEIN  Divertimento for Orchestra

PROKOFIEV  Piano Concerto No. 3

SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 2

John Nelson, guest conducting

Roman Rabinovichpiano

Feb
17
Sun
Masterworks 4: Nelson Conducts Bernstein @ Civic Center
Feb 17 @ 2:30 pm
Program

BERNSTEIN  Divertimento for Orchestra

PROKOFIEV  Piano Concerto No. 3

SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 2

John Nelson, guest conducting

Roman Rabinovichpiano

Feb
23
Sat
Golden Dragon Acrobats @ Civic Center
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.

The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

PRE-SHOW DISCOVERY PARTY

Join us in the Civic Center lobbies one hour prior to the Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series presentation of GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS. The free pre-performance event will be filled with family art-making activities, demonstrations and other fun programs! Free to ticketholders.

Mar
16
Sat
Masterworks 5: Ellis Island / The New World @ Civic Center
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm
Program

Peter BOYER  Suite from Ellis Island: The Dream of America

GERSHWIN  Concerto in F

DVORAK  Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Anne-Marie McDermottpiano

Mar
17
Sun
Masterworks 5: Ellis Island / The New World @ Civic Center
Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm
Program

Peter BOYER  Suite from Ellis Island: The Dream of America

GERSHWIN  Concerto in F

DVORAK  Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Anne-Marie McDermottpiano

Apr
27
Sat
Masterworks 6: Simon Sings Porgy & Bess @ Civic Center
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
Program

SHOSTAKOVICH  Festive Overture

BERNSTEIN  Chichester Psalms

GERSHWIN  Music from Porgy & Bess

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Simon Estesbass-baritone

Luther College Nordic Choir

Andrew Last, Director

Apr
28
Sun
Masterworks 6: Simon Sings Porgy & Bess @ Civic Center
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm
Program

SHOSTAKOVICH  Festive Overture

BERNSTEIN  Chichester Psalms

GERSHWIN  Music from Porgy & Bess

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Simon Estesbass-baritone

Luther College Nordic Choir

Andrew Last, Director

May
18
Sat
Masterworks 7: Season Finale – Bernstein’s West Side Story @ Civic Center
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
Program

ROSSINI  Overture to Italian in Algiers

KORNGOLD  Violin Concerto

BERNSTEIN  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

RESPIGHI  Pines of Rome

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Philippe Quintviolin

May
19
Sun
Masterworks 7: Season Finale – Bernstein’s West Side Story @ Civic Center
May 19 @ 2:30 pm
Program

ROSSINI  Overture to Italian in Algiers

KORNGOLD  Violin Concerto

BERNSTEIN  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

RESPIGHI  Pines of Rome

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Philippe Quintviolin

DM Symphony Pops Concerts: Brian Stokes Mitchell & Megan Hilty in Concert @ Civic Center
May 19 @ 7:30 pm