2019-2020 Season

Our new season is in the construction phase and will be available shortly.  Meanwhile, please enjoy a taste of our old season below.


Welcome to the Muscatine Symphony’s 2018-2019 Season!

2018-19 MSO Brochure

 A Note From Our President:     

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra Association (MSOA), as a fresh & energetic new Board President, and as a passionate violin player in the symphony, I welcome you to our new season.

We are excited to present to you more variety of music based on our recent audience survey, and also to be able to communicate with you more effectively through our newly redesigned website. Additionally, the Board is busy implementing our 2-year Strategic Plan, which includes focusing on audience building and expanding our donor base, while maintaining a high level of performance.

So, lean back, relax, and let us take you away from all other distractions. Experience the joy of our creator’s heavenly music and let those sounds speak to your souls. As Albert Einstein so eloquently put it, “…I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music.” So let yourself dream and be transformed.

We’re so very glad you are here. Thank you for attending. Please help us spread the news of today’s concert and our entire season throughout our “Pearl of the Mississippi” community! The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra succeeds because of your generous continued financial support and recommendations to your family and many friends. Help us #savethemusicinmusca.

Cheers! It’s going to be a GREAT Season!

Carmen Bugay – President

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination and life to everything”
– Plato

2018 – 2019 Events Schedule

4th of July – FREE CONCERT- Riverfront at dusk

August 18, 2018 – “Trivia Night” Fundraiser
@ The Rendezvous in Muscatine

September 9, 2018 – Orchestra open auditions @ MCC

October 13, 2018 – Master Works I:
“A Night of Firsts” with Rei Hotoda, piano

November 10, 2018 – Masterworks II:
“Heroic Memories” World Premier of Lincoln Speaks of Liberty

December 1, 2018 – FREE CONCERT
“Christmas with the Symphony”

January 27, 2019 – Young Artist Competition@ MCC

February 16, 2019 – MasterWorks III:
“Romance is in the Air”

March 9, 2019 – MasterWorks IV:
“The Many Joys of Youth”
with the Young Artist Competition Winner

April 13, 2019 – MasterWorks V:
Dueling Batons: “Scandinavian Marvels” with Greg Pritchard, guest conductor and soloist

Maestro Dollinger and Carmen Bugay

All MasterWorks concerts are held at 7:30 pm at:

The Center for the Performing Arts
Central Middle School Auditorium
901 Cedar ~ Muscatine, IA

Tickets for individual concerts are available
online for an additional fee, at the door or HyVee.

Students under 18 years of age, and college students are admitted free of charge with ID.