MasterWorks I: “A Virtual Return,” featuring István Szabó, viola & Maestro Dollinger, double bass
October 9, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Dr. Szabó joins forces with our Maestro in a performance of Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s Sinfonia Concertante for double bass and viola. This work is a perfect showcase for two of the string family’s oft forgotten members.
Dr. Szabó will then perform the viola showpiece written by Johann Hummel, Potpourri for viola and orchestra.
The musicians will also perform two works by giants of the symphonic world – Haydn and Mozart. Haydn’s lesser known overture, L’isola disabitata gets things started on this performance. And Mozart’s intimate yet exciting Symphony No. 29 in A major rounds out the performance.
MasterWorksII: “Elegant Prowess,” featuring international virtuoso violinist Sirena Huang.
November 13, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition winner, Sirena Huang, joins the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the famous violin concerto by Felix Mendelssohn. This exciting and technically challenging piece will be brought to effortless life by Ms. Huang.
The Symphony will also be performing the World Premier of Daniel Perttu’s Nimue and Her Fairies. Featuring a smaller group of musicians, this piece will feature musicians in the orchestra in this fanciful and energetic composition.
Schubert’s timeless Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major will wrap up this breathtaking performance of the MSO.
“First You Dream”
January 7, 2022 @ 6:15 PM
An intimate evening with Broadway star, Allison Blackwell, as she sings her way through a myriad of genres telling about her musical life journey. Music provided by musicians of the MSO will also be heard throughout the evening. Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dinner, dessert and more!
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“Christmas with the Symphony”
December 4, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Favorite Christmas past shows will be featured virtually, to start this winter festivities. Local acts playing with the symphony will be highlighted during this concert, and sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine.
MasterWorks III: “Silky Smooth,” with singer Jason Richards and the Josh Duffee Big Band
February 12, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
As part of our annual “A Delicious Combination” dinner and concert event, Jason Richards will bring his personal renditions of the silky smooth sounds of Frank Sinatra to life joining forces with regionally acclaimed Josh Duffee Big Band.
MasterWorks IV: “New Introductions,” featuring the winner of the Howe Foundation Young Artist Competition
March 12, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra has had an incredible relationship with the Howe Foundation for many years, and the annual concerto competition for young musicians is a highlight for not only the winners, our audiences, but for our Maestro and musicians as well.
Auditions for the competition are held in late January each year.
This performance will also be an introduction to the Muscatine Symphony audiences to the music of Female African-American composer Florence Price. A composer from the early 1900’s, her music has begun to have a revival over the past number of years.
MasterWorks V: “Ah.. Tchaikovsky,” with pianist Marian Lee
April 23, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
To bring our exciting season to an end, we are thrilled to welcome Quad Cities pianist, Marian Lee to our stage.
We will be culminating our season with the powerful, well-known, and memorable Piano Concerto No. 1 by Tchaikovsky.
ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE HELD AT
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – 400 IOWA