A Virtual Return

A Virtual Return

Sep 16, 2020 | Press Releases

Muscatine, Iowa – The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra returns to present two new performances for the Muscatine community.  Around the world, performing arts organizations have been dealt devastating blows by the world-wide pandemic of

COVID-19.  The MSO has not been spared by similar effects.

After months of planning, watching, and listening to local, state and federal officials, the Symphony has worked with its Music Director and Conductor, Brian Dollinger to find a way to bring new performances to life within our current constraints.

With over four hundred years of possible repertoire to choose from, musicians from the MSO will come together to perform on the previously scheduled concert dates of October 10th, and November 14th.  Both concerts will be electronically available for free at 7:00 p.m. on their respective dates.

Utilizing as much technology and relationships as possible to make these projects feasible, the performances will be streamed the day of each concert via YouTube, the Muscatine Symphony Facebook page, as well as being aired on MPW’s public access Channel 9.

With so many ways to enjoy these new performances of the Symphony, the MSO is hopeful to lift the spirits of not only our usual audience members, but of those throughout the region who may not have joined us in previous seasons.

Repertoire that the Symphony will be performing includes some of the most well-known works in the symphonic repertoire as well as some lesser known works by major composers.  Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rossini, and Vivaldi headline the two performances.

Postponed guest artist from our April 2020 MasterWorks concert, guitarist Angelo Favis, will be joining us in our new environment to perform Vivaldi’s famous concerto for guitar.
For more information, contact Maestro Dollinger:  [email protected]

Additional Resources:

Muscatine Symphony Orchestra website:  https://muscatinesymphony.org

Brian Dollinger website:  www.briandollinger.com

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