Civic Music Season Set

Above: David Sanborn’s studies included time at the University of Iowa. Since 1975, he has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight gold albums and one platinum. And yes, that does appear to be a Dukoff metal mouthpiece.

Another year of extraordinary jazz and classical music is ahead, with the announcement of Civic Music Association‘s 93rd season of concerts in Des Moines.

The seven-concert series begins in October, with the London-based Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble at Sheslow Auditorium Oct. 6 and alto sax virtuoso David Sanborn at Hoyt Sherman Place Oct. 27. Others in the series, detailed at, are:
  • Time for Three, an entertaining string trio, performing music from Johann Bach to Katy Perry.
  • Cyrille Aimée, a versatile jazz singer whose repertoire also includes ballads.
  • Trombonist and bandleader Delfeayo Marsalis returning with the hard-swinging, New Orleans-style jazz band.
  • The renowned Lysander Piano Trio appearing with clarinetist Charles Neidich.
  • Four-time Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird closing out the season next May.
Season tickets are $220 to $340 (less for students) and can be ordered here. Tickets for individual shows will also be available.

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