2017/2018 Season Tickets On Sale Now!

Since 1925, Civic Music Association (CMA) has delivered on its mission to bring the world’s nest musical talent to Des Moines. And for 93 seasons we have selected our artists with adventurous music lovers like you in mind. Every year, we present a carefully considered lineup and work to maintain a balance between established and emerging artists. Our 2017/2018 season is no exception.

As a season ticket holder, you will have access to the best seats in the house for the best price. You will experience two of the world’s most respected and awarded chamber ensembles. You will groove to a Grammy®-winning master of the alto sax and enjoy one of New Orleans’ most celebrated jazz orchestras, led by a member of the first family of jazz. And you will get to know important emerging artists, including a vibrant young piano trio, a buoyant French-Dominican jazz singer, and one of today’s most exciting classical crossover ensembles.

Both Full Season (7 concerts) and Trio (3 concerts) Packages are available, starting at just $220 ($132 for students).

This truly is a season designed with the adventurous in mind!

Peter Stevenson, Executive Director


The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 7:30 PM, Sheslow Auditorium

David Sanborn Electric Band
Fri, Oct 27, 2017, 7:30 PM, Hoyt Sherman Place

Time for Three: Holiday Concert
Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 7:30 PM, Sheslow Auditorium

Cyrille Aimée
Fri, Feb 16, 2018, Sheslow Auditorium

Delfeayo Marsalis presents The Uptown Jazz Orchestra
Fri, Mar 2, 2018, 7:30 pm, Hoyt Sherman Place

Lysander Trio and Charles Neidich: Transplanted
Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 7:30 PM, Sheslow Auditorium

Eighth Blackbird
Sat, May 12, 2018, 7:30 PM, Sheslow Auditorium