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Waverly, Iowa has proudly supported a semi-professional symphony orchestra for well over a half-century. Founded in 1952, the Wartburg Community Symphony is comprised of Wartburg College students and community and professional musicians. The Symphony performs orchestral
favorites but also presents new and innovative music, garnering recognition for its state, national, and world premieres.
Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor and Fauré’s Elegie
will provide the setting for guest cellist Jay Campbell. Praised by The New York Times for electrifying performances that “conveyed every nuance,” Campbell is a spellbinding artist who presents eclectic musical interests through his rich and powerful cello artistry. The concert will conclude with Elgar's magnificent Enigma Variations.
Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf becomes bigger than life with narration and giant puppets. Eulenspiegel Puppets will dramatize the action as the symphony performs this well-known orchestral favorite. A variety of holiday music will turn this concert into a perfect gift for the whole family.
Join the Wartburg Community Symphony for the inaugural Meistersinger Honor Orchestra Festival. The festival gala will include Valley High School Orchestra (West Des Moines, IA) with Wartburg's Distinguished Professor and Artist in Residence Simon Estes as a featured soloist.
BEST OF THE BEST - WEST DES MOINES
Sunday, Feb. 15, 3 p.m.
Purchase Individual Tickets: Adults $16.50, K-12 Youth $6.50
You won't want to miss this rare event, bringing together some of the finest performers in Iowa: Opera star Simon Estes, the Wartburg Community Symphony, and the Valley High School Chamber Orchestra. This concert will take place in West Des Moines at the Valley High School Performing Arts Center.
The 2014-15 symphony season will close with the suave saxophone of Ashu. He repeatedly defies convention by winning competitions traditionally dominated by pianists and violinists. Most recently, he received the audience award at the Musical Olympus International Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ashu joins the Symphony in Debussy’s Saxophone Rhapsodie, Piazzolla’s Tango, and Demersseman’s Fantasy on an Original Theme.
TO ORDER TICKETS
Ticket Office Hours: Noon-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday, July 14-Aug. 1
Please call for regular hours after these dates.
REGULAR TICKET PRICES
Adults: $16.50 | K-12 Youth: $6.50
Children under 5: Free | Wartburg ID: Free
SEASON TICKET PRICES
- $46 Individual Season Tickets
- $88 Individual+1 Season Tickets
- $104 Family Season Tickets
(2 Adult + 2 Youth)
- Click to order season tickets.
Become an Association Member
Association members at the Prodigy level ($150+) and above will receive a complimentary family season package of up to two adult and two youth tickets for each concert. Click for more information about association membership.
All concerts are held in Neumann Auditorium on the Wartburg campus. In the event that weather or other situations require a concert to be postponed or cancelled, tickets will be honored at other symphony events. To request a refund, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.