2019-2020 Season

Announcing a NEW concert time Saturday

at 3 p.m.! All concerts are at

Central Middle School Auditorium, 901 Cedar St.

Welcome to the Muscatine Symphony’s
new MasterWorks Season!

2019-2020 MasterWorks Brochure

 A Note from Our President:   

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra Association (MSOA), I welcome you to our new and exciting 2019-2020 season.

So lean back, relax, and let us take you away from all other distractions. Let the force of music speak to you. Yo-Yo Ma, the famous cellist during a recent PBS News Hour on April 15, 2019, talks about the importance of telling each other stories through music, he states, “…it can heal, it can inspire, it can create wonder…”, but more than that it creates culture. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines culture (n) as the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time. Music is this shared daily experience that enhances our lives and makes us feel joy, sadness or other such emotions and is part of our culture.

I agree with Yo-Yo Ma when he states his belief that “…culture is the ground on which everything else is built. It is where the global and local, rural and urban,  present and future confront one another…and is essential to our survival. It is how we invent, how we bring the new and old together, how we imagine a better future.”

We’re so very glad to be part of the greater-Muscatine community. And know that without our audience and supporters, we could not exist. The MSO 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 

2019 – 2020 Events Schedule

4th of July – FREE CONCERT- Riverfront at dusk

MSOOpen Auditions–  August 25, 2019 @ Muscatine Community College (MCC) starting at 1:00 PM

September 9 – Boonie’s fundraiser, 5-10 p.m.

October 12, 2019 – Master Works I:
“One Small Step”

October 26, 2019 – Symphony of Treasures, “Collectibles & Delectables” fundraiser, 5-10 p.m. @ The Rendezvous; Onsite appraisals of your cherished items; Live and Silent Auctions. Call (563) 264-2071 for details.

November 9, 2019 – Masterworks II:
“The Grandest of them All”

December 7, 2019 – FREE CONCERT
“Christmas with the Symphony”

January 18, 2020 – Trivia Night 6-9 p.m. @ The Rendezvous. Call (563) 264-2071 for tickets.

January 26, 2020 – Young Artist Competition @ MCC

February 22, 2020 – MasterWorks III:
“A Dynamic Duo” with Naha Greenholz, violin, Concertmaster of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra & Dinner @ Geneva Country Club, following concert. Call (563) 264-2071 for details and tickets.

March 14, 2020 – MasterWorks IV:
“Imagination Comes to Life”
with the Young Artist Competition Winner

April 18, 2020 – MasterWorks V:
“Pasión Latina” with Angelo Favis, guitar

Tickets for individual concerts are available

Maestro Dollinger and Carmen Bugay

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.