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Address: 221 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2104
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How does a city as small as Des Moines have a treasure like the Des Moines Symphony? It is truly incredible, and so few people know that so much talent and ability is here! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

How does a city as small as Des Moines have a treasure like the Des Moines Symphony? It is truly incredible, and so few people know that so much talent and ability is here! The recent combination of Tony award winner, Audra McDonald, combined with the symphony made for a magical evening. I only wish more combinations like tonight's event... More 

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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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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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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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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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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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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