5:00 p.m. Reception
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Remarks from Dr. Andrew Last '97, Associate Professor of Music and Conductor of Nordic Choir
34th Floor Ballroom
Des Moines Embassy Club Downtown
666 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Dinner cost is $35 per person, please register here by Friday, April 19th. Dinner entree choices include chicken, salmon or vegetarian.
Parking - Nearby ramp parking is available for a fee, to park in between the Embassy Club and the Civic Center, please use the 4th and Grand Parking Ramp.
7:30 p.m. Performance
Masterworks 6: Simon Sings Porgy & Bess
Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines Symphony, Simon Estes, and Nordic Choir
Shostakovich, Festive Overture
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms with Nordic Choir
Gerswhin, Music from Porgy & Bess featuring Simon Estes
The Des Moines Symphony is celebrating the 30th anniversary under the leadership of Conductor Joseph Giunta. They are excited to have Iowa native and internationally-renowned singer Simon Estes perform selections from Gershwin’s beloved Porgy & Bess with the Des Moines Symphony. This special concert also features our own Nordic Choir singing Bernstein’s choral masterpiece Chichester Psalms, but first, the breathtaking joy of Shostakovich’s brilliant, colorful Festive Overture.
Tickets: Single tickets are $15-$68 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-$33 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.
Purchase concert tickets here.
If you are unable to attend the Saturday evening concert, there will be another performance on Sunday, April 28 at 2:30pm also at the Civic Center.