2018-2019 Season Schedule | 2018 Summer Pops

Evening at Pops: Jelloslave & the Planets

Saturday, October 13, 7:00 PM - Concert Flyer
Featuring JelloSlave

Holst: The Planets (excerpts)
Jupiter: The Bringer of Jollity
Mars: The Bringer of War
Venus: The Bringer of Peace

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

In addition, JelloSlave, a quartet comprised of 2 cellos, tablas, and drums will perform a number of original works, accompanied by the Dakota Valley Symphony on selected pieces. Come and enjoy a fusion of jazz, funk, and classical music.


Handel's Messiah

Sunday, December 2, 2:00 PM - Concert Flyer
Featuring the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus

George Frideric Handel: Messiah

Back by popular demand! First performed in Dublin on April 13th, 1742, this oratorio has become one of the best known and most frequently performed choral works in Western Music

Don't miss this one-and-only performance of the perennial holiday favorite. Handel comes to life in December at the Ames Center as we perform the Halleluiah Chorus, solos, and a major portion of this most beloved holiday classic. This is a great way to celebrate the Christmas Season with the greatest story ever told.


An Andy and Bing Christmas

Sunday, December 16, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Featuring Ben Utecht and Mick Sterling with the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus

Remember all those cheer-filled Christmas specials that played in our living rooms between Thanksgiving and Christmas when we were growing up? An Andy and Bing Christmas recreates those special family times with all our favorite Christmas songs. From Santa Claus is Coming to Town to the First Noel, and Jingle Bells to Silver Bells, Superbowl Champion Ben Utecht and Minnesota veteran singer Mick Sterling, their fabulous backup singers and instrumentalists joined by the full glory of the Dakota Valley Symphony will bring great joy to your Christmas. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to re-live the variety shows of the past renewed at this, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Please note: this concert is NOT included in the DVS Season Ticket Package. Tickets for this concert will be available for purchase separately at the Ames Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster.


Grieg and Friends

Sunday, February 10, 3:00 PM - Concert Flyer
Featuring: Elise Bombaro, Piano
The Liturgical Choir of the Unversity of St. Thomas

Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto
W.A. Mozart: Requiem


High, Bright, & Beautiful

Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM - Concert Flyer
Featuring: Cléa Galhano, Recorder

Telemann: Concerto in E minor for Recorder & Flute
Other selections to be announced


Young Artists' with Elgar & Friends

Sunday, April 28, 2:00 PM - Concert Flyer
Featuring the winner(s) of our Young Artists’ Competition held in January
and welcoming Kevin Kling, Narrator

Rossini: Semiramide Overture
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Featuring Kevin Kling, Narrator

Join us as we welcome the next winner(s) of our Young Artists’ Competition to the stage of the Ames Center. Winners of our Young Artists’ Competition have gone on to careers in music at some of our country’s finest collegiate institutions. It is always great fun to hear them in their earliest winning performances.