Des Moines Area Luncheon and Speaker Series

The Des Moines Area Luncheon and Speaker Series is open to all alumni, parents, and friends of the college. Please join us for this great opportunity to network and socialize with others in the Des Moines area and learn from interesting and dynamic speakers.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Speaker: Maestro Joseph Giunta, Music Director of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra

Please join us for a presentation by Joseph Giunta, Music Director of the Des Moines Symphony for the past 27 years. He is recognized as an important American conductor for both his captivating interpretations of classical music and for his inventive programming. Giunta has been awarded many honors and distinctions, including the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Award for innovative programming and commitment to new American music.   


Led by Music Director Joseph Giunta for the past 27 years, the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra has established a reputation as one of America’s leading regional orchestras. They perform regular series of Masterworks, Pops, Family, and Education Concerts, as well as special event performances. In 2003 they established the Des Moines Symphony Academy, becoming one of only four American orchestras to sponsor an Academy of Music as an integral part of its core mission. Together, the Symphony and Academy are now the largest employer of professional artists in Iowa.

Event Information

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Buffet luncheon begins
12:00 p.m. Program
1:00 p.m. Event ends

$15.00 per person. Please register online.

Windsor Heights Community Center
6900 School Street, Colby Park
Windsor Heights, Iowa
515-645-6821

The dates for the academic year 20162017 are:

Friday, Sept. 23rd, 2016
Friday, November 11th, 2016
Friday, February 17th, 2017
Friday, April 21st,  2017

Planning Committee:
Eric Carlson '89, Shannon (Miller) Duval '95, Kris Gregersen '82, Jerry Jaeger '09, Cara Kennedy-Ode '94, John Kenworthy '88, Suzanne (Roverud) Mineck '96, Becky (Linnevold) Shaw, '71, Anjie Shutts '93