Our 2020-2021 Season

The Des Moines Symphony season began on Thursday, October 1 with the first livestreamed concerts in a new Live from the Temple concert format. The concert broadcasts, featuring a reduced-size orchestra spaced appropriately to ensure musician safety, include special interviews and behind-the-scenes footage along with a live Q&A session with Maestro Joseph Giunta. The performances are professionally filmed and recorded to ensure the highest possible audio and video quality. No audience is present; instead, performances are livestreamed for at-home viewing.

Each of the concerts in this series is broadcast live from the Temple for Performing Arts and preceded by a full week of online programming including classes, virtual social events, prelude talks, and more. Season ticket holders will receive free access to the livestreamed concerts as well as admission to additional events based on their subscription level. 

Read more about our Live from the Temple Season here. 

Information for Masterworks Subscribers

All Masterworks season subscribers receive free access to seven Live from the Temple concerts. In addition, Gold and Platinum subscribers receive complimentary access to Classical Conversations events as well as the December add-on concert, Winter Fantasia. All subscribers have the opportunity to add on additional events including ReMix and virtual social events, as well as optional pre-concert food and drink pairings for pickup from local restaurant partners. 

Details for gaining complimentary access to these performances were sent to all subscribers in the fall; if you did not receive this message and would like to opt in, please contact us at info@dmsymphony.org.

Flex Subscribers may redeem their vouchers for concerts in the Live from the Temple series; to do so, contact the Civic Center Ticket Office at info@dmpa.org.

2020-2021 Pops Subscribers

Our 2020-2021 Pops concerts have been rescheduled to the 2021-2022 Season. 

Your tickets for Revolution: The Music of the Beatles and New Year's Eve Pops will be valid on the rescheduled performance dates in fall 2021; ticket holders will be informed of the rescheduled dates as soon as those dates have been confirmed with both the artists and the venue.

To request more information about your tickets, please contact us at info@dmsymphony.org.

Postponed Concerts

Three concerts originally scheduled for September and October 2020, Carmina Burana, Bernadette Peters in Concert, and Revolution: The Music of the Beatles, as well as Chita and Friends in Concert have been postponed into the 2021-2022 Season. All previously issued tickets will be valid for the rescheduled performance dates; ticket holders will be informed of the rescheduled dates as soon as those dates have been confirmed with both the artists and the venue.

DMSO at Home

DMSO at Home is a Des Moines Symphony project aimed at connecting with our community online through videos, livestreamed concerts, and more. New content is added each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a livestreamed performance every Sunday.

Click here to view our entire collection of videos, concerts, and more.

Office Closures

Des Moines Symphony and Des Moines Performing Arts staff are working remotely while the physical offices are closed. We encourage you to mail info@dmsymphony.org with your questions and requests for the quickest response. 

If you prefer to leave a phone message for your ticket requests and inquires, call the Symphony at 515.280.4000. Someone will call you back between the hours of 10AM and 5PM Monday-Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support of the Des Moines Symphony as we work to fulfill our mission and protect your health and safety. 


We are particularly grateful to our supporters during these challenging times. Please help us continue our work of enriching our community through classical music! Your donation today will support the musicians and music you love, helping us through this unprecedented time so we can continue making music for years to come. Make a gift today.

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