Zenith Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 16-20

Zenith Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 16-20

Welcome August, the month of music festivals! Srsly, our city just crams ’em in when this time of year rolls around.

Not to be confused with the Zeitgeist Music Festival, Drake University’s Zenith Chamber Music Festival highlights local, national, and international classically-trained musicians across a handful of concerts throughout the week at beautiful venues all around the city. Each night, the festival curates one concert featuring a range of musical styles from classical to jazz to world music.

Celebrate musical diversity in August! Whether you’re into jazz, avant garde, latin music, hip-hop, EDM (or just EM), classical music, other world music, bluegrass, rock, folk, pop, there is quite literally festival music for EVERY (except maybe metal fans…) Des Moines resident this month.

Zenith’s whole focus is to take the classically-trained musical stylings of Drake University’s historically diverse music program and push it off campus into the community in order to continue enriching Des Moines’ thriving music culture. All shows are free and open to everyone, so don’t miss this great opportunity to get some traditional music into your otherwise overly-contemporary aural life.

Full Festival Schedule:

August 16, 7:30 p.m.: Salisbury House
4025 Tonawanda Dr, Des Moines
Concert Program

August 17, 6:00 p.m.: Jasper Winery
2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines
Concert Program

August 18, 9:00 a.m.: MasterclassDrake University, Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave, Des Moines

August 18, 1:00 p.m.: Des Moines City Sounds Project at Capital Square
Concert Program

August 19, 7:30 p.m.: Art Center
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines
Concert Program

August 20, 7:30 p.m.: Drake University, Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave, Des Moines
Concert Program

All concerts are free and open to members of the public of all ages.

More information available from the Zenith Chamber Music Festival website.

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