Upcoming Performances

An amazing season awaits you!

MasterWorks I:  “One Small Step”
October 12, 2019

Our 2019-2020 MasterWorks Season kicks off with a salute to one of the most incredible moments in human history – the lunar landing.  On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon.  In celebration of this feat, the Muscatine Symphony will be performing works inspired by space including the Iowa Premier of Marvin Lamb’s Eagle Has Landed.

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

The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra will celebrate one of our country’s most beloved natural landmarks – the Grand Canyon. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon being named a U.S. National Park. To commemorate it and other natural splendors in our country, the symphony will present an eclectic group of works from ballet houses to Tony-awarded musicals and an Oscar-winning film.

MasterWorks III:  “A Dynamic Duo”
February 22, 2020

Naha Greenholz

The “Dynamic Duo” of Mozart and Beethoven is on tap for this annual concert event. A Delicious Combination Dinner and Concert event will feature these two famous masters in a performance of two of their best-known works.  Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 for violin will be performed by the concertmaster of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Naha Greenholz. It will be the first collaboration of this type between the MSO and a key musician in the QCSO. The Symphony will then present the work whose first four notes are probably the most well-known around the world for any piece of music – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor.

MasterWorks IV:  “Imagination Comes To Life”
March 14, 2020

Our annual Howe Foundation Young Artist Competition winner will again be center stage for our March performance.  Not only are we featuring a young musician, but the premise of the performance is based off of a child’s imagination (or even an adult’s when we let it).  This music conjures up visions of dinosaurs from the Jurassic period to wizards and dragons and dancing hippos and alligators – this afternoon of music is a must for the entire family!

MasterWorks V:  “Pasión Latina”
April 18, 2020

Our season finale will culminate in an afternoon celebration of Latin culture and music. Join the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra as we bring the rhythm and flair of great Latin music to life. Be there when fantastic classical guitarist Angelo Favis performs the most popular and recognizable guitar concerto by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo.