We had the pleasure of having Michael Golemo speak at the Overture Dinner before Chamber Orchestra Kremlin and donors had the opportunity to meet the orchestra after the show in the Celebrity Café.
Upcoming 2015 donor events begin with Narek Arutyunian on Tuesday, September 29 for any donor who contributes $150 and above. Shows that include exclusive meet and greets for donors at the $300 level are Chamber Kremlin Orchestra, Hot Sardines and Ragtime. Visit the Donor Event page for show dates and details.
Donors who attended the STOMP performances on Wednesday and Thursday got the chance to meet some of the performers after each show. The event is part of the Stephens Auditorium donor benefits.
Tuesday night (Dec. 16, 2014) the Irish group Danú performed at Stephens Auditorium. They performed some Celtic classics along with some Christmas favorites. Before the show ticket goers got to enjoy live music from the local band the Barn Owl Band. After the show donors had the chance to meet the band members and dancers…. Read more »
Photos from the evening with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and special speakers, Des Moines Symphony Conductor and Director Joseph Guinta, and ISU Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Prater. After the show the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and our donors enjoyed drinks and snacks to end the evening.
A phenomenal performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Dr. Michael Golemo, Professor and Chair of the Music Department and Director of Bands at Iowa State University, lead a Celebrity Café talk before the performance. After the show, our donors and a group from our sponsor (WebFilings) had the chance to… Read more »
We experienced the remarkable talent of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, followed by a chance for our donors to meet the artists and discuss all things strings. Photos taken on Mar. 24, 2014 by David Derong/Iowa State Center View More Photos Check out photos from our other events!
Meet-the-Artist Receptions are one of many benefits performing arts donors enjoy. On Thursday, October 24, 2013, donors who gave to the Performing Arts Fund at the $250 and above level met the cast from Memphis the Musical and heard all about their lives on tour. The relaxing post-show took place in the Celebrity Café on… Read more »
Students at the Iowa State University Foundation call center spent the last few weeks calling alumni to gather support for the Performing Arts Fund at the Iowa State Center. Overall we gained 134 pledges totaling almost $15,000 in support that is vital to our outreach programs and to keeping tickets affordable. Students at the call… Read more »
Our Donor Appreciation Event will be held on Oct. 29 on the Stephens Auditorium stage with a special performance by In Sterio, our artists-in-residence. Classically trained, yet stylistically unique, this innovative and captivating duo fuses virtuosic flute playing with original and eclectic cross-cultural music for an electrifying and powerful presentation of sound. In Sterio’s dynamic… Read more »