MasterWorks IV: “Imagination Comes to Life”

MasterWorks IV: “Imagination Comes to Life”

Mar 1, 2010 | Press Releases

Muscatine, Iowa – The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra will continue its 2020 masterworks concert season with “Imagination Comes to Life.”  On Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Central Middle School, the symphony will present a concert featuring the most famous and recognizable music from film, television, ballet, and video games.

Maestro Brian Dollinger eagerly awaits this particular concert as it is a perfect opportunity for anyone in the Muscatine area who has not experienced a live performance by the MSO to come and “enjoy this fantastic group of local musicians.”

“Many of our neighbors have never been to a symphony concert because they believe they won’t recognize anything on the program.  Well, for this concert, nothing is further from the truth.  Every generation will be represented in the repertoire that I selected for this performance.”  Maestro Dollinger continues, “our March MasterWorks concert has always been focused on youth, as it is our annual concert that features our Howe Foundation Young Artist Competition winner, and to encompass the entire concert in music that all ages will adore and recognize makes it all the more approachable.”

This year’s Young Artist Competition winner is Jonathan Chen, a fifteen year old piano student.  He will be performing the first movement from Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2.

“John Williams is probably one of the most well-known music composers of the 20th/21st centuries.  Most notably his involvement with the forty plus years composing for the Star Wars franchise, his music is beloved the world over.  His wonderful talents will be on display when we perform music from one of the most amazing CGI film’s in history, Jurassic Park.  I still remember feeling like a young child when I saw the first gigantic brontosaurus on screen.”

Including this work, music from the wondrous world of Harry Potter, HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, and Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours from Disney’s Fantasia will also be featured on the program.

For tickets to the concert and the remainder of the concert season, please visit the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra website:

Concert Tickets are Only-$15 / Students 18 and under FREE

With just two more concerts in their MasterWorks season, be sure to come check out what an amazing gem we have right here in Muscatine!

Support for the 2019-20 MasterWorks concert season is provided through a grant by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

Concert Sponsor for MasterWorks IV:  “Imagination Comes to Life” is the Howe Foundation.

Additional Resources:

Muscatine Symphony Orchestra website:

Brian Dollinger website:

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