Iowa PBS offers live coverage of Yankee Doodle Pops

In the foreground, the Des Moines Symphony wearing white shirts plays at Yankee Doodle Pops. The Iowa Capitol and a crowd on its lawn are in the background.

The Des Moines Symphony’s annual Yankee Doodle Pops returns once again to the Iowa State Capitol in a statewide broadcast for all Iowans to enjoy. Iowa PBS will provide live coverage of the popular and patriotic performance this July. The Des Moines Symphony’s Yankee Doodle Pops will air live on Wednesday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m. and will rebroadcast Thursday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m.

This year, for the 30th annual event, the symphony will be joined by legendary vocalist Hugh Panaro, who played the Phantom in over 2,000 performances of “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway. Music Director and Conductor Joseph Giunta and the musicians of the Des Moines Symphony will also perform time-honored patriotic favorites, including the “1812 Overture” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” 

The Des Moines Symphony has partnered with Iowa PBS since 2021 to broadcast the beloved program statewide.

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