Above: Joseph Giunta leads the Des Moines Symphony into its 82nd season this year.
- Sept. 21 and 22, the Masterworks season opens with an all-Tchaikovsky program replete with scenes from Shakespearean and Russian literature.
- Oct. 12 and 13, celebrate the 10th anniversary of the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park with a suite from Symphony in Sculpture.
- Nov. 9 and 10, Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony, plus Grieg’s Piano Concerto with pianist Jon Kimura Parker.
- Feb. 8 and 9, violinist Grace Park is featured in a program spotlighting Mendelssohn and Brahms.
- March 14 and 15, 200 voices join the symphony in the choral masterwork “Carmina Burana,” plus orchestral works by Beethoven and Wagner.
- April 18 and 19, enjoy the symphony’s springtime jaunt to Paris, with soloist Camille Thomas.
- May 9 and 10, the orchestra plays an all-Russian program showcasing Stravinsky’s colorful “Firebird.”