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Details announced for Des Moines Symphony Week 2014

Posted September 17, 2014 in Web Exclusives

DES MOINES  – In anticipation of the Des Moines Symphony’s 77th Season Debut (The Firebird, Sep 27 & 28 at the Des Moines Civic Center), the Des Moines Symphony is pleased to announce details for its fourth annual Des Moines Symphony Week, held September 22-28 at various locations throughout the city. Young professionals can enjoy complimentary Russian appetizers and a cash bar and while learning about Russian music at Symphony With A Twist (Thu Sep 25). Classical Conversations (Wed Sep 24) provides an enjoyable introduction to the music performed at the Season Debut concerts.  View the complete schedule below.



  • More than 100 people voted for the Season Debut encore piece … be sure to purchase your Sep 27 & 28 Season Debut tickets to hear the winning piece live!

Week-long drink specials (Sep 22-28):

  • Celebrate the Orchestra’s 77th Season with Des Moines Symphony-themed drinks Sep 22-28 at Centro, one of Joseph Giunta’s favorite restaurants! The downtown restaurant will serve The Maestro (crafted with Joe’s favorite gin, Bombay Sapphire), and the Italian Mule, which is one of his favorite cocktails and gives a nod to his Italian heritage.

Mon Sep 22
11:30 am: BOS dining special

Tue Sep 23
11:30 am: Big City Burgers and Greens dining special
Noon-1 pm: Conduct us: An opportunity for the public to conduct members of the Des Moines Symphony
8 pm: Des Moines Symphony trivia rounds at Wellman’s Pub

Wed Sep 24
11:30 am: Raccoon River Brewing Company dining special
6:30 pm: Classical Conversations

Thu Sep 25
5:30 pm: Symphony With A Twist
7 pm: Nareh Arghamanyan Master Class
8 pm: Des Moines Symphony trivia rounds at On The Rocks

Fri Sep 26
6:30 pm: Collegiate 7 night

Sat Sep 27
7:30 pm: Season Debut: The Firebird

Sun Sep 28
2:30 pm: Season Debut: The Firebird

The Des Moines Symphony is a not-for-profit, professional orchestra formed in 1937 to enrich, educate and inspire the community by performing great orchestral music. The Symphony Association, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and operating on an annual budget of more than $3 million, supports the Symphony Academy and its numerous music education programs including three youth orchestras, and supports the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra which performs seven pairs of Masterworks concerts, Pops concerts including the traditional New Year’s Eve Pops, education, outreach and family concerts,  and other special events in its home at the Des Moines Civic Center. The Des Moines Symphony also produces and performs the annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert in July on the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol, which for the past several years attracted more than 100,000, the largest single day attendance of any concert event in the State.  -DMSO-

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