Upcoming Performances



MasterWorks I: “Beauty and Grace Elevated,” featuring the ATLYS String Quartet
October 8, 2022 @ 7:00 PM

The ATLYS String Quartet joins forces with the Muscatine Symphony in a performance featuring two works written for
a string quartet and orchestra.  Sir Edward Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro, and Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by
Thomas Talis
will headline this performance. Lauded for their passionate and dynamic performances, with a close connection to the
Quad Cities area, this group of musicians bring a special and addictive quality to each concert. The performance will culminate in one of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most incredible symphonic works, his Symphony No. 7 in A major. 





MasterWorks II: “Unfinished Business,” with Constantine Janello, cello
November 12, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

Presenting the world premier of David Stern’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Maestro Dollinger’s son Constantine Janello will be presenting this memorable first performance of this work.  A recent honor graduate from the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, Mr. Janello will be continuing his cello studies at the auspicious San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Some inspiration for the concerto came from Franz Schubert and his “Unfinished” Symphony which makes the pairing for this concert a fitting combination.







“Christmas with the Symphony”
December 3, 2022 @ 7:00 PM

The symphony will be highlighting a variety of Christmas favorites during this free concert, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine. Bring can goods to give to the Salvation Army for those less fortunate this holiday season.  This year’s performance will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Iowa Ave, in Muscatine!


MasterWorks III: “H2H:  Heart to Heart,” with vocalists Tracy Marie Koch & John Koch
February 11, 2023 @ 7:00 PM


A wonderful way to celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday brings this husband and wife duo to our concert stage.  Singing popular works from opera, Broadway, and beyond, this will surely be an evening not to miss, nor forget!





MasterWorks IV: “For Young and Old,” featuring the winner of the Howe Foundation Young Artist Competition
March 11, 2023 @ 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 is a very family-friendly concert.  Works presented will bring the imagination to life in every audience member, from the youngest to the most seasoned.  Aesop’s Fables, sorcery, and mythical stories will abound.



MasterWorks V: “Dvořák – Second to None,” with Marc Zyla, french horn
April 15, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

Bringing an end to the MasterWorks season, Maestro Dollinger has programmed one of the most exciting and beloved symphonies by Antonin Dvořák, his Symphony No. 8 in G major.  This work stands toe to toe with his “New World” Symphony as a stalwart in the symphonic repertoire.

Included in this finale performance, hornist Marc Zyla will bring a refined elegance in his performance of Mozart’s third horn concerto.