Des Moines Civic Center
The anticipation builds in the Main Hall as people find their seats, peruse programs, and visit with friends and family. The orchestra tunes its instruments. The room is alive, crackling with a sense of urgency that comes only after weeks of waiting for the moment that is about to begin. Then, the lights go down and the curtain goes up.
It is here, in this moment, where friends and strangers begin to share a common experience that moves...[more]