Iowa native and internationally-renowned singer Simon Estes has filled opera houses from New York City to Paris and beyond. Now, experience his powerful voice in person as Simon performs selections from Gershwin’s beloved Porgy & Bess with the Des Moines Symphony. This special concert also features Luther College’s celebrated Nordic Choir singing Bernstein’s choral masterpiece Chichester Psalms, but first, the breathtaking joy of Shostakovich’s brilliant, colorful Festive Overture.
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.
The duration of these concerts is approximately two hours and ten minutes, which includes a 20-minute intermission.
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.
LEARN MORE: Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the Prairie Meadows (East) Lobby.
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms
GERSHWIN Music from Porgy & Bess
Joseph Giunta, conducting
Simon Estes, bass-baritone
Luther College Nordic Choir
Andrew Last, Director
PRESENTING SPONSOR: Principal Financial Group