Muscatine Symphony Orchestra

2017 - 2018 Concert Season


                                                                                                                                                      Photo by David Chesling Photography                                                                                                             


2017-2018 MasterWorks Season

MW I: "Simplicity at its Best"
October 7, 2017
7:30 p.m. - Central Auditorium

We kick off the 2017-18 MasterWorks season with a performance that breaks the MSO down to simple forms to show off the talents of the musicians. Incredibly beautiful and rich music will include master composers like Dvorak and Beethoven.


MW II: "Sublime Splendor"
November 18, 2017
7:30 p.m. - Central Auditorium

Some of the most inspirational and awe inspiring experiences come from our wonderful surroundings created in Nature. From the “Wolf’s Glen” to central Asia and across the wondrous world of Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony, the MSO will bring some of the most beautiful sounds to the concert stage.


"Christmas with the Symphony"
December 2, 2017
7:30 pm. - Central Auditorium

Our annual Christmas celebration returns for a family friendly, fun filled evening of holiday masterpieces from every time period. Classics from Tchaikovsky to modern tunes by Mannheim Steamroller showcase an evening of holiday cheer.


MW III: "An Evening of Benny Goodman"
With the Josh Duffee Swing Ensemble
February 10, 2018
7:30 p.m. - Central Auditorium

The 70th Anniversary of the great Benny Goodman’s performance at Carnegie Hall. The master musician was known the world over for his amazing abilities. Together with the Josh Duffee Swing Ensemble, the MSO brings some of the most beloved Big Band Era tunes to life. With the Delicious Combinations pre-concert dinner and a concert of toe-tapping music – what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!?

MW IV: "The Master and the Apprentice"
with the Howe Foundation Young Artist Competition Winner
March 10, 2018
7:30 p.m. - Central Auditorium

In a concert that has two primary focuses, “The Master and the Apprentice” will bring incredible works by the master Ludwig van Beethoven to the Center for the Performing Arts. We will also have a focus on a talented young musician as our guest artist. The annual Howe Foundation Young Artist Competition winner will be a centerpiece of this performance.

Mw V: "The Creation"
with the Muscatine Civic Chorale & River Choir
April 14, 2018
7:30 p.m. - Central Auditorium

We finish this amazing MasterWorks season with a “cast of thousands” type performance. Haydn’s “The Creation” will join amazing vocal soloists with two full choirs – Muscatine Civic Chorale and Clinton’s RiverChor. Almost 100 voices will sing the joy and message of this Haydn masterpiece.

For more information:
 Contact The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra
or by phone at 563.288.6195  ext. 1608.

or Kathleen Schippers, Personnel Manager

or Brian Dollinger, Music Director and Conductor