Muscatine Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to our homepage, dedicated to the Symphonic Pearl of the Mississippi!



MSO’s 2023-24 Season Concerts Celebrating
our Maestro’s 20th Season!

“From the Start” with cellist Bo Li – Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 7:00 PM
“Early Masters” with piccoloist Nicole Esposito – Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 7:00pm
“Pasion Latina” with guitarist Angelo Favis – Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 7:00pm
“Cultures that Connect Us” with HOWE Foundation Young Artist Competition Winner – Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:00pm
“Red, White, and Blue” with pianist Jeffrey Biegel – Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7:00pm
ALL concerts are held at Wesley United Methodist Church
400 Iowa Avenue – Muscatine, IA 52761
For Young Artists Competition Details, Click HERE

Visit our EVENTS page for more information about the upcoming exciting MasterWorks Season!






The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra is a community-based orchestra made up of volunteer local and professional musicians from the Muscatine area as well as regional universities from Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

The symphony provides a wide variety of music for all age groups. It performs five Masterworks concerts running from October to May and free July 4th and Christmas concerts. Musical styles range from classical to movie and Broadway, to big band and jazz swing such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman.

The symphony brings in guest performers and soloists to enliven its shows, with the approval of the board of directors, while Maestro Dollinger aims to make the atmosphere fun and family-friendly for the audience. With Muscatine Symphony Orchestra musicians as instructors and conductors in Muscatine and surrounding counties, the organization also supports youth orchestras in the schools, and provides financial support opportunities between the schools and the symphony.

Overall, the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra is composed of about 50 musicians that range from volunteers, to college students, and professional members, all under the musical directorship of Maestro Brian Dollinger, who has served as its artistic director since September 2004.


If you are a business owner, take advantage of our annual MasterWorks concert programs to tell the community about your business!  Join our annual advertising campaign and be seen throughout our entire concert season – October through May!

At amazingly affordable marketing rates, we offer a great quality way for you to reach more potential customers throughout the region.

For more information on how you can put your business ahead of the competition, click HERE to be redirected to our Advertising Campaign webpage.


The symphony is partnering for the season with the Semper Fi Fund to support wounded veterans in their recovery and transition process from active duty back to their communities. Semper Fi Fact-Sheet

If you wish to donate online, a fundraising page has already been created with Semper Fi for our symphony event at