Sorry. This concert has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.
Join us March 8th at Franklin Junior High for a rousing concert of favorite ‘Overtures and Encores’ found in music both young and old. Conductor Mark Doerffel leads the band in audience and band favorites. Longtime Iowa Band Director Paul Brizzi will join us to guest conduct, and Operatic baritone Jesse Stock will perform Rossini’s “Largo al Factotum” from The Barber of Seville. Reminisce about some of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons with us!
Christian Carichner of Iowa State University leads the ensemble for a concert of holiday favorites featuring guest soloist Mike Giles. Come celebrate the season with us in our new concert venue Franklin Junior High.
Here are some directions to help you navigate the building this Sunday: Audience members should use the North lot (access from 48th St) and enter Franklin through the Northeast Entrance on 48th St. Take a left down the hallway until you reach the auditorium. Cookies and refreshments will be available in the lobby at 2:30 before the concert. Concert starts at 3pm. We hope to see you there!
Des Moines’ German inspired Christmas market is held December 6 – 8 at Principal Park. Enjoy European-inspired food and drink, cultural experiences, as well as diverse holiday entertainment. The Central Iowa Wind Ensemble – Brass Choir, one of many other entertainment groups playing that weekend, will provide lots of holiday classics on Saturday as you shop and enjoy your lunch. Admission to the market and entertainment are FREE!
Visit www.christkindlmarketdsm.com for more info.
The Central Iowa Wind Ensemble opens the 2019-2020 concert season with a program titled ‘Song and Dance.’ Conductor Mark Doerffel leads the ensemble on a musical journey with selections that will sweep you off your feet. Euphonium soloist Vince Kenney will amaze the audience with his technical virtuosity in Philip Sparke’s Harlequin. The Ensemble welcomes special guest conductor Jay Nugent for Sousa’s New York Hippodrome and Andrew Boysen’s Song for Lyndsay. From ballet to waltz, this upbeat concert will surely get your toes tapping!