Concerts

Upcoming Events

    Jazz Happy Hour

    Friday, March 27th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Des Moines Social Club Kum & Go Theater
    900 Mulberry St

    Jazz Happy Hour Every second and fourth Friday. The best in local and regional Jazz in a funky basement club reminiscent of Greenwich Village circa 1960. Catered food and no cover. Donations are accepted. All Ages.
    www.synergyjazz.org

    Des Moines Symphony Masterworks 5: Giunta conducts Mozart, Chopin & Les Preludes

    Saturday, March 28th 2015 - All Day at Des Moines Civic Center
    221 Walnut Street

    Joseph Giunta conducts Mozart’s sunny and brilliant “Haffner” Symphony, and the sixteen-year-old award-winning Chinese pianist Jia Cheng Xiong, as they make their Iowa debut in Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto. The program concludes with the most popular of Liszt’s symphonic poems, the majestic Les Préludes. Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Prairie Meadows (East) Lobby.
    Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.
    Season ticket subscriptions are available
    www.dmsymphony.org

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