Events

Drake Men’s Soccer vs. Bradley

November 7, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cownie Soccer Complex
2600 Hartford Ave

Come watch the Drake Men’s Soccer team in their Senior Night game. The bulldogs will take on Bradley. Tickets are $2 for youth ages 3-18 and $5 for adults.

Des Moines Symphony’s The Music of Billy Joel with Broadway Star of Movin’ Out Michael Cavanaugh

November 7, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Michael Cavanaugh

The sensational Michael Cavanaugh was hand-picked by Billy Joel to portray him in Broadway’s hit musical Movin’ Out. Now, the Tony and Grammy-nominated performer with more than 1,200 Broadway performances under his belt comes to Des Moines. He’ll have you on your feet as he plays and sings multi-platinum hits backed by the full, lush power of the Symphony. You’ll experience songs like Piano Man, It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me, Only The Good Die Young, Just The Way You Are, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Big Shot and so much more! The New York Times describes him as “Amazing,” and the Chicago Sun Times calls him “Phenomenal.” Don’t miss out on this night of “Piano Man” hits – reserve the best seats today with a Symphony Pops Season Ticket Package.

Bill Maher

November 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Stephens Auditorium
2229 Lincoln Way

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Brian Setzer Orchestra

November 14, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Avenue

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Des Moines Symphony’s Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 – Beyond The Score: Pure Propaganda?

November 14, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Nov 14 & 15
Masterworks 3
PROKOFIEV’S SYMPHONY NO. 5
BEYOND THE SCORE: PURE PROPAGANDA?

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Beyond the Score – In Collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gerard McBurney, Creative Director
Martha Gilmer, Executive Producer

PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 5

Go Beyond the Score and experience Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 like never before in our sixth annual collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This dramatic presentation begins with a riveting multimedia first half that takes you back in time to WWII in Soviet Russia. During the war, the Russian artist played a significant role in arousing a heroic, patriotic sentiment among his fellow countrymen. Prokofiev composed a majestic masterpiece to echo this emotion, a work that he himself described as “a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit.” The first half presents the story behind the music with dramatic visuals on a giant screen, plus four actors depicting Prokofiev, Soviet wartime officials, historians and other period characters. After intermission, you will experience the mighty Fifth Symphony in its entirety. Don’t miss one of our most popular Masterworks programs – reserve your seats today!

Presenting Sponsor: The Principal Financial Group

Visit http://dmsymphony.org/orchestra/concerts-and-events/ for more information.

Joey DeFrancesco

November 14, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave

Joey DeFrancesco’s emergence in the 1980s signaled the return of organ jazz, especially the sound of the Hammond B3, to the jazz world. This two-time Grammy nominee signed his first record deal at the age of 16 and has performed on more than 30 albums and toured with Miles Davis, David Sanborn, John McLaughlin, Joe Lovano and many more jazz legends.

Des Moines Symphony’s Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 – Beyond The Score: Pure Propaganda?

November 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Nov 14 & 15
Masterworks 3
PROKOFIEV’S SYMPHONY NO. 5
BEYOND THE SCORE: PURE PROPAGANDA?

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Beyond the Score – In Collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gerard McBurney, Creative Director
Martha Gilmer, Executive Producer

PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 5

Go Beyond the Score and experience Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 like never before in our sixth annual collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This dramatic presentation begins with a riveting multimedia first half that takes you back in time to WWII in Soviet Russia. During the war, the Russian artist played a significant role in arousing a heroic, patriotic sentiment among his fellow countrymen. Prokofiev composed a majestic masterpiece to echo this emotion, a work that he himself described as “a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit.” The first half presents the story behind the music with dramatic visuals on a giant screen, plus four actors depicting Prokofiev, Soviet wartime officials, historians and other period characters. After intermission, you will experience the mighty Fifth Symphony in its entirety. Don’t miss one of our most popular Masterworks programs – reserve your seats today!

Presenting Sponsor: The Principal Financial Group

Visit http://dmsymphony.org/orchestra/concerts-and-events/ for more information.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

November 19, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has announced the dates of its 2015 Winter Tour, once again featuring one of the group’s beloved stories performed in its own renowned audio visual manner. This year’s enchanted Yuletide tale is The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” which TSO will take to 60 cities across North America to perform 100 shows.

The tour stops at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines Thursday, November 19.

The tour goes on pre-sale to fan club members from September 9 through September 11, and then on sale to the general public on September 18 (see www.trans-siberian.com for details). Tickets for the Wells Fargo Arena show will be available exclusively through Hy-VeeTix.com, 844-55-HYVEE, participating Hy-Vee Food Store locations, or at the Wells Fargo Arena Ticket Office.

Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, the story follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past. “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” features such lasting crowd-pleasers as “Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” “Christmas Canon,” “Music Box Blues,” “Promises To Keep,” and “This Christmas Day.”

TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O’Neill says, “‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’ brings me back to TSO’s beginnings. We recorded this TV show before TSO had ever toured and it was almost like our first show. It was filmed in a majestic old theatre in Jersey City and we got to work with the legendary Ossie Davis, Jewel and Michael Crawford.  There was a magic we captured and I think that’s why it was so successful as a fundraiser for PBS. The special features some of the best songs from our catalog at the time. We want to keep the spirit of the story alive and weave it together to encompass the best of the Christmas Trilogy that fans of all three stories can enjoy. The band always gets excited when they get to do something new and now that we are finished up with Letters From The Labyrinth there is going to be lots of new music and twists for our fans on this tour.”

Drake Football vs Dayton

November 21, 2015 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Drake Stadium
2719 Forest Ave

Come watch the Drake men take on Dayton in their senior day game. Tickets are $6 for youth ages 3-18 and $12 for adults.

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Motley Crue with Alice Cooper

December 4, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Pinnacle Bank Arena
400 Pinnacle Arena Drive

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