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Single Tickets Available for Six Prairie Meadows Live at the Temple Concert Series Shows Starting Nov. 2

October 30, 2018

DES MOINES, IA — Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets for six Prairie Meadows Live at the Temple Concert Series shows, ORDINARIUS, THE HOT SARDINES, RAUL MIDÓN, TÉADA, RIDERS IN THE SKY, and KATIE THIROUX, will be available starting Friday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300. Additional details are available below.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The Temple Theater

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ORDINARIUS, Brazil's award-winning contemporary vocal group, will be making their U.S. debut in January 2019. With vibrant harmonies set to tropical rhythms and a joyous stage show, ORDINARIUS has breathed new life into Brazil's most beloved songs. They first achieved recognition for their updated arrangements of traditional choros. Their current show focuses on the songs of Carmen Miranda, and the creative costumes and staging that made Carmen an unforgettable star and larger-than-life personality throughout North America.

ORDINARIUS features three female and three male singers, backed by a hand percussionist. Primarily an a capella group, they also use guitar and ukulele to round out their sound. All their complex, multi-layered arrangements are the work of group founder and primary male vocalist, Augusto Ordine. His use of dynamics and a wide range of tone colors has made ORDINARIUS' sound truly unique. 


Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The Temple Theater

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Quality is timeless. Just ask THE HOT SARDINES.

In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. “On French Fries & Champagne,” THE HOT SARDINES’ new album for Universal Music Classics, the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls.

THE HOT SARDINES’ self-titled debut album, named by iTunes as one of the best jazz albums of 2014, spent more than a year on the Billboard Jazz Chart, debuting in the top 10 alongside Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. The accolades began pouring in for the band: Down Beat Magazine called them “one of the most delightfully energetic bands on New York’s ‘hot’ music scene,” while The London Times praised their “crisp musicianship” and “immaculate and witty showmanship,” declaring them “simply phenomenal.”


Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The Temple Theater

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Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist RAÚL MIDÓN has earned renown as one of music’s most distinctive and searching voices —“a one-man band… who is spiritually connected,” according to The New York Times, and “an eclectic adventurist,” in the words of People magazine. 

The New Mexico native has released eight albums since 1999, including the acclaimed studio productions “Don’t Hesitate” (Mack Avenue/Artistry, 2014), “Synthesis” (Decca/Universal, 2009), “A World Within a World” (Manhattan/EMI, 2007) and “State of Mind” (Manhattan/EMI, 2005). Midón’s questing musicality makes him, as the Huffington Post put it, “a free man beyond category.” Attesting to his enduring ambitions is Midón’s ninth studio album, “Bad Ass and Blind,” released via Mack Avenue/Artistry Music on March 24, 2017.


Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The Temple Theater

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An Irish traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, TÉADA has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Australia.

Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo.

In 2014, the band performed to 40,000 people during an extensive 7-week tour of Japan / Taiwan, and continues to have a strong touring presence in the United States, where TÉADA has toured actively since 2001.


Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Temple Theater

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RIDERS IN THE SKY are truly exceptional. By definition, empirical data, and critical acclaim, they stand "hats & shoulders" above the rest of the purveyors of C & W - "Comedy & Western!"

For more than thirty years, RIDERS IN THE SKY have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. While remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life "The Cowboy Way!"


Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The Temple Theater

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With glowing endorsements from the likes of Quincy Jones, The New Yorker and NPR, Los Angeles based KATIE THIROUX has clearly established herself as one of the most exciting and in demand musicians today. Thiroux’s unique gift of simultaneously balancing sultry vocals and virtuosic bass playing leaves audiences worldwide in awe. Her most recent album, “Off Beat,” from Grammy-nominated label, Capri Records, collected rave reviews and was awarded a “Best Album Of 2017 by DownBeat Magazine.

With a long list of accolades that looks like a seasoned veteran, the 30 year old triple threat is full steam ahead with a busy international touring schedule and new projects in the works. Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux carries on the hard-swinging tradition of such bass masters as Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channeling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers including Anita O’Day, Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald. Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond. 

In the words of music icon Quincy Jones, “This girl is IT!”  

For additional information about these performances, please visit DMPA.org.

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.