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Des Moines Symphony

221 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2104
+1 515-280-4000
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A great season of concerts

Our conductor has been in Des Moines for over 25 years. We have musicians who have been playing in... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
david_hance_iowa
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Ankeny, Iowa
Mussorgsky is wonderful!

Mussorgsky is one of my favorite composers, for both his intensity and variety in instrumentation... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Tasha J
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221 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2104
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Our conductor has been in Des Moines for over 25 years. We have musicians who have been playing in the symphony for longer than 25 years. We have a superb series of concerts. The concerts are in the Des Moines Civic Center which recently had...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Mussorgsky is one of my favorite composers, for both his intensity and variety in instrumentation. Hearing his work in this setting was a phenomenal experience. I'm glad I came back for another show, and will continue to return in the future--the Des Moines Symphony is...More

Thank Tasha J
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We have spent the last three New Year Eves with the Des Moines Symphony and will probably make it a annual outing with a pre concert dinner at "Spalsh" across the street from the Civic Center. Des Moines is fortunate to have this first class...More

Thank Walter S
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to hear a live rendition of a Wagner piece. Today was our first time at the Des Moines Symphony, and the Overture to The Flying Dutchman is one of the most fabulous things I have ever heard. Maestro...More

Thank Tasha J
Reviewed 22 February 2015

How does a city as small as Des Moines have a treasure like the Des Moines Symphony? It is truly incredible, and so few people know that so much talent and ability is here! The recent combination of Tony award winner, Audra McDonald, combined with...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2015

Whatever the Symphony plays, it will sound fabulous. Each performer puts so much of themselves into the show, you know you'll love it. The special New Year's show could not have been better...wonderful music accompanied by wonderful Cirque performers...perfection!

Thank auvoir
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Fabulous! I was invited by a friend. It was a combination of Cirque de Solei preformers and the Des Moines Symphony. I find the Symphony along kind of boring, but this was great!

Thank Cyndeetrek
Reviewed 2 December 2014

We have attended many events with the Des Moines Symphony. The musicians are fabulous and they mesh so well with all the special guest artists who come in to perform. It's not boring, it's enlightening. Try it -- (I highly recommend Yankee Doodle Pops, it's...More

Thank bcn1983
Reviewed 20 October 2014

The Des Moines Symphony is a treat and is wonderful for the Des Moines area. If you love symphony music, you will love the Des Moines Symphony at the beautiful Civic Center in Downtown Des Moines.

Thank sunshine2390
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Des Moines is a hidden gem of culture, and the symphony is one of those secret treasures. The instrumentalists are seasoned professionals, adept at many schools of music: classical, baroque, romantic, and contemporary. The conductor truly understands music theory and creates a well rounded performance....More

Thank Sarah A
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