Des Moines Symphony Masterworks 6: Beyond the Score - Elgar's Enigma Variations

In Collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Apr 28–29, 2018
Des Moines Civic Center

Ticket Information

Show Date Show Time On Sale
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 7:30 PM Buy Now
Sun, Apr 29, 2018 2:30 PM Buy Now

Show Details

Running Time: 2 hours

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The great English composer Edward Elgar wrote his much-loved Enigma Variations to depict “friends pictured within,” but the titular enigma is an unplayed “theme” that Elgar often hinted at but never revealed. This Beyond the Score® performance delves into the special personalities of those closest to Elgar in an acclaimed multi-media presentation created by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and brought to life by actors and live theatre. After intermission, the Des Moines Symphony performs the complete Enigma Variations, including the sublime “Nimrod” variation.


Please note: Ticket prices increase $5 on the day of the show. Beginning 2 hours prior to the show tickets will be sold based on the best available seating per price level. Only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.