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Des Moines Symphony

Address: 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone Number: 515-243-1140
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Ranked #1 of 29 Activities in Des Moines
Type: Symphonies, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Symphonies, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Des Moines, Iowa
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199 reviews 199 reviews
66 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 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!

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Des Moines
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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 free!!)

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Indianola, Iowa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 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.

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Des Moines
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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. Ticket prices are actually fairly reasonable, too, especially for a symphony.

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Indianola, Iowa
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the Des Moines Symphony's performance of George and Ira Gershwin's music. What a great evening. The symphony is very good - great sound. They worked great with the visiting performers. The use of the large video screen - showing pictures of the Gershwins and showing the keyboard skills of the pianist was great. It was a great... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you are not a symphony fan, you might find the New Years Eve concert to be a way 'in'. The Symphony always invites a pop-type group and the Symphony provides back-up. We've seen many of their 'normal' concerts as well...but the New Years Eve concert has become a tradition for us. The only downside to a wonderful night is... More 

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Des Moines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Des Moines symphony has the sound of any symphony you'd hear around the world! The conductor has been conducting for 25 years . . . and you can tell by the qualilty of the sound. Absolutely fantastic concerts for the money and for a smaller venue like Des Moines. A perfect add-in for a visit to Des Moines.

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Norwalk
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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Des Moines Symphony is a wonderful conglomeration of very talented artists. The director, Joseph Guinta is a master with the baton. The symphony performs at the Des Moines Civic Center. They have a season of 8-10 performances during the year, including the Pops performance on the Capital grounds every 4th of July. They provide a powerful classical experience for... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

For a city of Des Moines' size, we are fortunate to have a symphony of such quality. At the concert I attended, they played the Grieg Piano Concerto, with guest pianist Joyce Yang, and Mahler 5. What a fun evening.

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