Temporary Calendar

Sep
5
Sat
Water Works Pops – Aretha: A Tribute @ Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm

Broadway diva Capathia Jenkins and three- time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw light up the Lauridsen Amphitheater with a glittering tribute to the Queen of Soul

Celebrate under the stars as Broadway diva Capathia Jenkins and three- time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw light up the Lauridsen Amphitheater with all your favorite Aretha Franklin hits. This glittering tribute to the Queen of Soul includes iconic favorites from Respect and Think to A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Amazing Grace, and many more. Celebrate the legendary Aretha Franklin at Water Works Park with the Symphony!
Sep
6
Sun
Family Concert: Postcards from the Americas @ Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm

Family Concert: Postcards from the Americas

Take your family on a musical journey through the Americas at our first-ever Water Works Pops Family Concert

Take your family on a musical journey through Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and the United States and more at our first-ever Water Works Pops Family Concert. This free and festive celebration begins at 4:30pm with hands-on activities, pop-up performances, food trucks, and more. At 6:30pm, the Symphony plays a special concert featuring a diverse array of composers. Explore the vibrant musical traditions of the Americas through rhythm, dancing, and sing-alongs!

Sep
7
Mon
Yankee Doodle Pops @ Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park
Sep 7 @ 8:30 pm

Yankee Doodle Pops

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 27th annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Iowa’s largest single-day concert event!

As always, the Des Moines Symphony will perform time-honored, patriotic favorites including the Armed Forces Salute, The Stars and Stripes Forever, and the 1812 Overture with live Howitzer cannons and fireworks.

The winner of the Des Moines Symphony’s eleventh annual “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” competition will open Yankee Doodle Pops with The Star-Spangled Banner.

Cost

FREE! No tickets required.

Time

6:30PM – Concert Prelude
8:30PM – Des Moines Symphony’s 27th annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert

Check back for further information, including VIP seating.

Sep
19
Sat
Masterworks 5: Carmina Burana @ Civic Center
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm

Rescheduled: Carmina Burana

Orff’s spellbinding choral masterwork bursts to life as 200 voices join the Des Moines Symphony, plus Beethoven’s ebullient Eighth Symphony and Wagner’s tender Siegfried Idyll

Spellbinding, hypnotic and heart-pounding, Carmina Burana simply must be experienced live. Hear this choral masterwork like never before as the Des Moines Symphony is joined onstage by 200 voices for a sensational, spectacular performance long to be remembered. Beethoven’s ebullient Eighth Symphony ticks along merrily to open the concert, while Wagner’s musical love letter, the tender and intimate Siegfried Idyll, contrasts the more provocative Carmina with its gentle, lilting portrayal of love.

Sep
20
Sun
Masterworks 5: Carmina Burana @ Civic Center
Sep 20 @ 2:30 pm

Rescheduled: Carmina Burana

Orff’s spellbinding choral masterwork bursts to life as 200 voices join the Des Moines Symphony, plus Beethoven’s ebullient Eighth Symphony and Wagner’s tender Siegfried Idyll

Spellbinding, hypnotic and heart-pounding, Carmina Burana simply must be experienced live. Hear this choral masterwork like never before as the Des Moines Symphony is joined onstage by 200 voices for a sensational, spectacular performance long to be remembered. Beethoven’s ebullient Eighth Symphony ticks along merrily to open the concert, while Wagner’s musical love letter, the tender and intimate Siegfried Idyll, contrasts the more provocative Carmina with its gentle, lilting portrayal of love.

Joseph Giuntaconducting

Sep
5
Sat
Water Works Pops – Aretha: A Tribute @ Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm

Broadway diva Capathia Jenkins and three- time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw light up the Lauridsen Amphitheater with a glittering tribute to the Queen of Soul

Celebrate under the stars as Broadway diva Capathia Jenkins and three- time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw light up the Lauridsen Amphitheater with all your favorite Aretha Franklin hits. This glittering tribute to the Queen of Soul includes iconic favorites from Respect and Think to A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Amazing Grace, and many more. Celebrate the legendary Aretha Franklin at Water Works Park with the Symphony!

Sep
6
Sun
Family Concert: Postcards from the Americas @ Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm

Family Concert: Postcards from the Americas

Take your family on a musical journey through the Americas at our first-ever Water Works Pops Family Concert

Take your family on a musical journey through Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and the United States and more at our first-ever Water Works Pops Family Concert. This free and festive celebration begins at 4:30pm with hands-on activities, pop-up performances, food trucks, and more. At 6:30pm, the Symphony plays a special concert featuring a diverse array of composers. Explore the vibrant musical traditions of the Americas through rhythm, dancing, and sing-alongs!

Sep
7
Mon
Yankee Doodle Pops @ Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park
Sep 7 @ 8:30 pm

Yankee Doodle Pops

Join us for the Des Moines Symphony’s 27th annual Yankee Doodle Pops, Iowa’s largest single-day concert event!

As always, the Des Moines Symphony will perform time-honored, patriotic favorites including the Armed Forces Salute, The Stars and Stripes Forever, and the 1812 Overture with live Howitzer cannons and fireworks.

The winner of the Des Moines Symphony’s eleventh annual “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” competition will open Yankee Doodle Pops with The Star-Spangled Banner.

Cost

FREE! No tickets required.

Time

6:30PM – Concert Prelude
8:30PM – Des Moines Symphony’s 27th annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert

Check back for further information, including VIP seating.

Sep
19
Sat
Masterworks 5: Carmina Burana @ Civic Center
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm

Rescheduled: Carmina Burana

Orff’s spellbinding choral masterwork bursts to life as 200 voices join the Des Moines Symphony, plus Beethoven’s ebullient Eighth Symphony and Wagner’s tender Siegfried Idyll

Spellbinding, hypnotic and heart-pounding, Carmina Burana simply must be experienced live. Hear this choral masterwork like never before as the Des Moines Symphony is joined onstage by 200 voices for a sensational, spectacular performance long to be remembered. Beethoven’s ebullient Eighth Symphony ticks along merrily to open the concert, while Wagner’s musical love letter, the tender and intimate Siegfried Idyll, contrasts the more provocative Carmina with its gentle, lilting portrayal of love.

Sep
20
Sun
Masterworks 5: Carmina Burana @ Civic Center
Sep 20 @ 2:30 pm

Rescheduled: Carmina Burana

Orff’s spellbinding choral masterwork bursts to life as 200 voices join the Des Moines Symphony, plus Beethoven’s ebullient Eighth Symphony and Wagner’s tender Siegfried Idyll

Spellbinding, hypnotic and heart-pounding, Carmina Burana simply must be experienced live. Hear this choral masterwork like never before as the Des Moines Symphony is joined onstage by 200 voices for a sensational, spectacular performance long to be remembered. Beethoven’s ebullient Eighth Symphony ticks along merrily to open the concert, while Wagner’s musical love letter, the tender and intimate Siegfried Idyll, contrasts the more provocative Carmina with its gentle, lilting portrayal of love.

Joseph Giuntaconducting