10th Season
June 4-8, 2024

FREE concerts, world-class musicians,
diverse music, and unique venues

Zenith is completely donor funded by people like you!

The mission of the Zenith Chamber Music Festival (ZCMF) is to break down barriers and bridge gaps in the classical music world by providing engaging and diverse music programming and performances to the Des Moines community through our accessible free concert series. We aim to increase accessibility to world-class local and international artists by showcasing them in unique venues throughout the area.

stay tuned…

10th Season information coming soon!

“Zenith is a hidden gem! A diverse and inclusive selection of performances and musicians that is not to be missed!”

– 2023 concert-goer


Zenith Virtuosi at Drake

Join us for the Zenith Virtuosi at Drake, an auditioned young artist festival! This festival spans five consecutive Sundays, beginning on January 28th and culminating with a public concert on February 25th at 4pm, all hosted at Drake University’s Harmon Fine Arts Center. We welcome high school students currently participating in their school’s band or orchestra program, as well as homeschoolers taking private lessons.

Community Support

Friends of Drake Arts

Zenith invites you to join the Friends of Drake Arts! Check out how you can make an impact on Drake arts.

Drake Music

Stay informed about the most recent music department performances and events at Drake.

Become a Zenith Donor

Learn how your gift can impact Zenith and the community.

Past Season Highlights