Des Moines Symphony
The Des Moines Symphony Orchestra is one of Iowa’s and the Midwest’s premiere arts institutions. The mission of the Des Moines Symphony Association is to enrich, educate and inspire our community by performing great orchestral music.
The Des Moines Symphony season will begin on Thursday, October 1 with the first of three livestreamed concerts in a new “Live from the Temple” concert format. The concert broadcasts, featuring a reduced-size orchestra spaced appropriately to ensure musician safety, will include special interviews and behind-the-scenes footage along with a live Q&A session with Maestro Joseph Giunta. No audience will be present; instead, performances will be livestreamed for at-home viewing.
LIVE FROM THE TEMPLE: HISTORY AND FOLKLORE From Bach’s colorful, inventive Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 to Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas, take a musical journey spanning three continents and 300 years (Thu Oct 1, 2020)
LIVE FROM THE TEMPLE: COPLAND & VIVALDI Des Moines Symphony musicians Andrew Bishop and Andrew Classen feature in Vivaldi’s sparkling Concerto for Two Trumpets, plus Copland’s idyllic Appalachian Spring (Thu Nov 12, 2020)
LIVE FROM THE TEMPLE: WINTER’S PEACE (add-on concert) Celebrate the holiday season with the Des Moines Symphony! From Bach to Boyce, this festive evening of music will inspire warmth, joy and peace. (Thu Dec 17)