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    One intermission
A John Williams Celebration

A John Williams Celebration

The movie magic of John Williams comes to life in a thrilling evening of film favorites at Water Works Park

Join us for a thrilling evening of music and movies as the Symphony celebrates iconic composer John Williams! Bring your picnic blankets and join us for an evening of beloved film favorites, from Harry Potter to Star Wars and beyond, played live by the musicians of your Des Moines Symphony. Join us under the stars in in the Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park for this free, family-friendly symphonic celebration.

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Presenting Sponsors

  • Linda and Tom Koehn


  • John WILLIAMS/Arr. Custer Summon the Heroes Listen
  • John WILLIAMS Theme from Jurassic Park Listen
  • John WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark March Listen
  • John WILLIAMS Across the Stars (Love Theme from "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones") Listen
  • John WILLIAMS Excerpts from Harry Potter Listen
  • John WILLIAMS Sound the Bells Listen
  • John WILLIAMS/Arr. Holcombe The Cantina Band Listen
  • John WILLIAMS Star Wars Suite Listen
  • John WILLIAMS ET Flying Theme Listen


  • Joseph Giunta Conductor Bio