• Ticket Price
    Students Half Price
  • Duration
    2hrs 10min
    One intermission
Mahler 5

Mahler 5

Experience the tragedy and triumph of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, plus Kevin Zhu plays Tchaikovsky

Valerie Coleman’s Seven O’Clock Shout is an anthem inspired by the tireless frontline workers who came home at 7pm to shouts and cheers and clanging pots and pans during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a hard-won vision of a more beautiful place. Rising star Kevin Zhu, the first Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Visiting Artist in Residence, joins the Symphony to perform Tchaikovsky’s bold and romantic Violin Concerto. The concert concludes with Gustav Mahler’s monumental Fifth Symphony, a spectacular journey from tragedy to triumph which Mahler himself described as a “foaming, roaring, raging sea of sound.”

Event Sponsors

Visiting Artist in Residence Sponsors

  • Fred & Charlotte Hubbell


  • Valerie COLEMAN Seven O’Clock Shout
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto Listen
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 5 Listen


  • Joseph Giunta Conductor Bio
  • Kevin Zhu Violin Bio

Learn More

Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Prairie Meadows (East) Lobby.


Single tickets for this concert will go on sale Monday, August 1, 2022. 

Single tickets are $15-$70 and are available through Des Moines Performing Arts. Please note single ticket prices are subject to a $5 increase on the day of the concert, excluding student rush tickets.

Student tickets are $7.50-$35 and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office. Student rush tickets, subject to availability, are $5 for junior high and high school students and $10 for all other students the day of the concert through the Civic Center Ticket Office. One ticket sold per valid Student ID.

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