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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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Calmus: A Special Holiday Concert

December 10, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave

This a cappella quintet embodies the rich choral tradition of their hometown of Leipzig, Germany, offering the unique combination of a pure soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor. Their charming stage presence, flawless technique and diverse repertoire will make for a very special holiday concert.

Des Moines Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Pops: The Texas Tenors

December 31, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Marcus Collins, JC Fisher & John Hagen, tenors

Year after year, our sold-out New Year’s Eve Pops audiences have jumped to their feet often throughout the evening. This year will be no exception as The Texas Tenors make their debut with your Des Moines Symphony! This talented trio thrilled audiences on America’s Got Talent, is a favorite on Iowa Public Television, and now they bring their captivating charm and dazzling vocal technique to the Des Moines Civic Center stage. They will wow with classical standards like Nessun dorma and La donna è mobile, popular favorites like God Bless America and My Way, and chart-toppers including Unchained Melody, The Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses and many more, performed with rich symphonic arrangements.

The Des Moines Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Pops is the place to ring in 2016! Don’t miss your chance at the hottest New Year’s Eve ticket in town – reserve the best seats today with a Symphony Pops Season Ticket Package.

Presenting Sponsor: EMC Insurance Companies

Dali Quartet: Classical Roots. Latin Soul.

January 23, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave

Performing an enticing mix of classical/romantic string quartet repertoire with Latin American chamber music – including popular danzons and more – the Dalí Quartet creates an extraordinary concert experience that will take listeners on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound.

Des Moines Symphony’s Gerard Schwarz Conducts Brahms

January 30, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Gerard Schwarz, conducting
Julian Schwarz, cello

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Suite from The Snow Maiden
SHOSTAKOVICH  Cello Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 4

Conductor Gerard Schwarz is world-renowned for his leadership at the Seattle Symphony and at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, and he has earned international acclaim for his more than 100 orchestral recordings. He was the first American to become Musical America’s Conductor of the Year, and he has received 13 Grammy Award nominations and two Emmy Awards. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, he leads the Orchestra in Brahms’ sweeping Fourth Symphony. He is joined by his son, Julian Schwarz, first-place winner of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, in Shostakovich’s impassioned First Cello Concerto – a unique father and son collaboration.

Guest Conductor Sponsor: Nixon Lauridsen and Virginia Croskery Lauridsen

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

Des Moines Symphony’s Gerard Schwarz Conducts Brahms

January 31, 2016 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Gerard Schwarz, conducting
Julian Schwarz, cello

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Suite from The Snow Maiden
SHOSTAKOVICH  Cello Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 4

Conductor Gerard Schwarz is world-renowned for his leadership at the Seattle Symphony and at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, and he has earned international acclaim for his more than 100 orchestral recordings. He was the first American to become Musical America’s Conductor of the Year, and he has received 13 Grammy Award nominations and two Emmy Awards. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, he leads the Orchestra in Brahms’ sweeping Fourth Symphony. He is joined by his son, Julian Schwarz, first-place winner of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, in Shostakovich’s impassioned First Cello Concerto – a unique father and son collaboration.

Guest Conductor Sponsor: Nixon Lauridsen and Virginia Croskery Lauridsen

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

Gregory Porter

February 3, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave

Gregory Porter, who has been compared to artists such as Joe Williams, Nat Cole and Marvin Gaye, is a disarmingly sincere performer with a groove that never quits and a voice of incredible virtuosity. This Grammy winner, called “Jazz’s next great male vocalist” by Jazz Times, has developed a worldwide following based on moving performances of self-penned originals and a style that slides confidently between jazz and R&B.

 

Des Moines Symphony’s Romeo & Juliet and the King of Instruments

February 27, 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Jeffrey Brillhart, organ

BERLIOZ Introduction & Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet
POULENC  Concerto for Organ, Timpani & Strings
SAINT-SAËNS  Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

Romeo & Juliet is history’s greatest love story – experience the passion and drama of it live in this concert. Then, Jeffrey Brillhart, the small-town Iowa boy who studied at Drake University with our own Carl Staplin and grew up to be one of the world’s most prominent organists and also soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, takes his seat at the king of instruments in performances that will amaze and inspire.

Exclusive Sponsor: The Symphony’s Healthcare Circle

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

Des Moines Symphony’s Romeo & Juliet and the King of Instruments

February 28, 2016 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Joseph Giunta, conducting
Jeffrey Brillhart, organ

BERLIOZ Introduction & Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet
POULENC  Concerto for Organ, Timpani & Strings
SAINT-SAËNS  Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

Romeo & Juliet is history’s greatest love story – experience the passion and drama of it live in this concert. Then, Jeffrey Brillhart, the small-town Iowa boy who studied at Drake University with our own Carl Staplin and grew up to be one of the world’s most prominent organists and also soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, takes his seat at the king of instruments in performances that will amaze and inspire.

Exclusive Sponsor: The Symphony’s Healthcare Circle

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

Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest, presented by Veridian Credit Union

March 4, 2016 - March 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Building
3000 E Grand Ave

Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest is all about families having fun while helping at-risk families in need. Kidsfest is a kid-centered festival full of fun activities, games and entertainment for kids and their families. Come out and enjoy inflatables, stages shows, and so much more at Iowa’s largest children’s festival! Proceeds will benefit CFI programs.

Cost: $7.50 per person (kids under age 2 are free), tickets available at the door

Date(s) & Times: Friday, March 4, 2016: 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 5, 2016: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, March 6, 2016: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Contact Phone: 515-697-7961

Contact Email: Events@cfiowa.org

Website: www.cfiowa.org

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