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The 2013-14 concert season has now ended following the Young Artists concert in April. It was a very successful season under the direction of our first year Musical Director and Conductor Joshua Barlage. The Symphony Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Barlage will be returning for the 2014-15 concert season and that he is already working on the programs for the four concerts. He has indicated his plans for the coming year by the following quote.

"Entering our 65th year, we have another exciting season of offering our audiences the very best in seasoned classics and assessble music by living composers. Soloists will include Katy Merriman who is a recent graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis and Julie Fox Henson who is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Des Moines Symphony. Ms. Merriman will 'break the ice' at our annual Holiday Concert singing hit tunes from Disney's recent blockbuster movie Frozen. Ms. Henson will dazzle us with her rendition of Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 in our third concert."

You can see the tentative programs for each of the four concerts by using the "Concert Season" choice on the menu at the top of the screen. More details will be added when they become available, especially for our fourth concert once the winners of the Young Artists auditions have been chosen.