Join us in celebrating our 28th season with great musical artists!

Gary Berkson, Music Director


Shows In This Series

Under The Streetlamp

Under the Streetlamp is coming to Palm Desert for a live, one-night-only performance. Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including JERSEY BOYS, this is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. As we bring in the holiday season, enjoy their unique blend of tight harmonies as they join with The Desert Symphony in classic holiday songs along with favorite Doo-Wop, Motown and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll hits.


Cirque de la Symphonie

Cirque de la Symphonie is a unique and exciting production designed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an elegant adaptation of some of the most amazing cirque performances witnessed anywhere, and it showcases many of the best artists in the world. Their performances are uniquely adapted to stage accommodations shared with The Desert Symphony.  Each artist’s performance is choreographed to music selected by the maestro.


Almost Elton John

Throughout his busy career, Craig A. Meyer was repeatedly approached about his striking resemblance to Elton John and his uncanny ability to sound like the rock and roll legend. He was eventually persuaded to expand his repertoire and began impersonating Sir Elton John. Today, he is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the market whose strong vocals and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young. Performing for the third time with The Desert Symphony.


The Texas Tenors

With their Emmy Award winning PBS special now airing across the country, and Billboard chart topping albums, it’s easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America’s favorite new tenors. People are clearly enjoying their talent as they were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine. Returning to perform with The Desert Symphony in a brand new show, we welcome Marcus, John and JC back to the McCallum Theatre for an encore!


Music of Michael Jackson

In 2011, Windborne paid homage to “The King of Pop”...Michael Jackson! by creating our first venture outside of the Classic Rock series. But we still reach back in time to present Michael’s music spanning a 40 year career...including selections from the Jackson 5 all the way up to his recently released movie “This Is It!” Felicia, Kelli and the band lead the audience through an amazing catalog of material that has audiences out of their seats dancing and singing to all of the tunes that they know so well. Returning to perform with The Desert Symphony for their second appearance.  Don’t miss this fabulous concert!


The Desert Symphony’s 2017-2018 “Sensational Series” Subscriptions

The Desert Symphony’s 2017-2018 “Sensational Series”

Under The Streetlamp - Thursday, December 7, 8:00 pm
Cirque de la Symphonie - Thursday, January 11, 8:00 pm
Almost Elton John - Thursday, February 1, 8:00 pm
The Texas Tenors - Thursday, March 15, 8:00 pm
Music of Michael Jackson - Thursday, April 12, 8:00 pm

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