May 11 - May 12

Surety Hotel • Des Moines Civic Center

“Be captivated by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as the Symphony is joined by soaring voices in a triumphant “Ode to Joy.”
Our 86th Season Finale begins with Suppe’s driving and exciting Pique Dame, or “Queen of Spades,” Overture. Simple, beautiful melodies tackle the complex subject of human endeavor in Valerie Coleman’s UMOJI, Anthem of Unity. Finally, re-discover the elation of Beethoven’s immortal Ninth Symphony. Marvel as 150 voices become one with the Symphony in a triumphant “Ode to Joy.”
Tickets are $15-$70 and are available through Des Moines Performing Arts. Ticket prices increase $5 on the day of the concert, excluding student rush tickets.

Half-price student tickets are $7.50-$35 and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office. Student rush tickets 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.

The Des Moines Symphony welcomes children five years and older to attend performances. Children of any age are welcome to attend youth and family concerts. All children, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to attend performances.”