Nov
17
Sat
Masterworks 3: Bernstein’s Famous 1943 Broadcast @ Civic Center
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm
Program

SCHUMANN  Overture to Manfred

RÓSZA  Theme, Variations, & Finale

STRAUSS  Don Quixote                                                     

WAGNER  Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Julian Schwarzcello

Nov
18
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music

Masterworks 3: Bernstein’s Famous 1943 Broadcast @ Civic Center
Nov 18 @ 2:30 pm
Program

SCHUMANN  Overture to Manfred

RÓSZA  Theme, Variations, & Finale

STRAUSS  Don Quixote                                                     

WAGNER  Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Julian Schwarzcello

Nov
27
Tue
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band @ Wells Fargo Arena
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are pleased to announce their show previously scheduled for October 10, 2017 at Wells Fargo Arena has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 27. Seger is feeling great and ready to hit the road.

All tickets for the concert originally scheduled for October 10, 2017 will be honored at the new date, Tuesday, November 27.

Tickets are available at BobSeger.com/tour, LiveNation.com, and the Wells Fargo Arena box office.

Inducted to both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Seger has earned 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards, including such landmark albums as Night Moves, Stranger In Town, Against The Wind, Live Bullet and Nine Tonight, all of which have sold in excess of 5 million units.  Seger’s GREATEST HITS album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for achieving 10 million units sold in the U.S.   In 2015, Bob Seger was honored with Billboard’s “Legend of Live” award at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards for his significant and lasting impact on the touring industry.

Nov
29
Thu
Lorie Line & Her Pop Chamber Orchestra: Lord of Lords @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm

Pianist Lorie Line once again will bring the true meaning of Christmas to town with her 2018 Holiday Extravaganza. This year’s theme, Lord of Lords, is a sequel to last year’s “best ever” show. Not to miss, Ms. Line will bring her Pop Chamber Orchestra and a guest vocalist along with her concert grand piano that will take center stage. Make plans now to celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Savior with Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra!

Dec
9
Sun
Winter Song Concert @ Sheslow Auditorium
Dec 9 @ 4:30 pm

Winter Songs is the annual holiday concert for Heartland Youth Choir. All five of their performance ensembles will sing, with all choir members on stage for the finale. The concert is open to the public; tickets will be available for purchase at the door. All seats are general admission.

Tickets are available at the door or by contacting office@joinhyc.org.

Dec
16
Sun
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, all year long wine and music lovers can enjoy some of the best bands in the Midwest right here in their own backyard (but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!). Rain or shine the music goes on. Weather permitting, the bands will perform outside but in the winter or on rainy days we bring the music inside.  Kids are welcome.

Sunday Tunes Band Schedule: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Sept 2 Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Sept 9 Fat Tuesday & The Grease Fire Horns
Sept 16 Tony Valdez Duo
Sept 23 Opus Taylor
Sept 30 FreeStyle Band

Oct. 7 James Biehn Band & Grape Harvest Party!
Oct. 14 Cindy Grill & Alan Smith
Oct. 21 Bob Pace Solo
Oct. 28 TBD: Country Music Band

Nov. 18 Holiday Open House & Live Music
Dec. 16 Holiday Open House & Live Music

Jim McDonough and His Orchestra & Singers “Holiday Grande 2018” @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Dec 16 @ 2:30 pm

Celebrate the holiday season in style by attending “Holiday Grande 2018.” This dazzling, all-new stage production features International Steinway Artist, Jim McDonough, joined by his 14-piece professional orchestra and a cast of sensational singers and dancers performing your favorite Christmas music and other all-time favorites. Proceeds benefit Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities.

Dec
20
Thu
For King & Country Little Drummer Boy/The Christmas Tour @ Wells Fargo Arena
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm

For King & Country will hit the road in December with their Christmas tour extravaganza Little Drummer Boy | The Christmas Tour. The band states: “It’s family, it’s hope, it’s God – and in turn, it’s the greatest celebration the world has ever known. Now is the time to pound on those drums, sing carols and anthems, ring in the glorious season together…. and who knows, maybe even see us play a few songs from our brand-new album Burn the Ships. We truly hope you can make it.”

Dec
31
Mon
New Year’s Eve Pops: From West Side Story to Wicked @ Civic Center
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm
Featuring

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway, vocalists

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
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

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

Masterworks 6: Simon Sings Porgy & Bess @ Civic Center
Mar 16 @ 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

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

Masterworks 6: Simon Sings Porgy & Bess @ Civic Center
Mar 17 @ 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