October 4, 2014
This concert will feature works that celebrate and honor
different historical anniversaries. Instead of
the typical “classical music anniversaries”
concert, Maestro Dollinger will be bringing a wide variety
of momentous occasions to the concert stage. These
include a new work written in celebration of the signing
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the beginning of World
War II, the collapse of the Berlin Wall, and many other
"Adventures in Music: Patriotism, Polkas,
November 8, 2014
On this program we celebrate national pride as exemplified by numerous composers throughout the nineteenth century and beyond. On this program we will treat you to some of the most famous orchestral works in which the love of homeland felt by the various composers was realized in their unforgettable music. The second installment in our concert series entitled “Adventures in Music,” this concert will be professionally videotaped and Maestro Dollinger will again make use of a multi-media format to clearly and engagingly explain the musical and historical context of each work. While during the second half of the performance, audience members will be brought "into the music" with live video of the musicians displayed on a giant movie screen.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE SYMPHONY
December 6, 2014
The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra will again partner with the Salvation Army and the Muscatine Civic Chorale to present our annual FREE holiday concert. The first half of the concert will feature traditional holiday favorites, and the second half will be devoted to the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah.
" The Heart of the Music: Valentine’s
Day with Steve March-Tormé"
February 14, 2015
The annual Valentine’s concert is always one of our most popular programs, and this year we are especially proud to present the internationally acclaimed vocalist Steve March-Tormé and pianist/composer Steve Rawlins, for an unforgettable evening of jazz and pop classics. The son of legendary singer and composer Mel Tormé (affectionately remembered as “the Velvet Fog”),
Mr. March- Tormé has built an enthusiastic following of his own for his sophisticated renditions of your favorite old standards. Please join us before the concert for the “Delicious Combination” dinner at the Rendezvous reception and banquet facility.
"Youthful Musical Stories"
March 14, 2015
The winner of our annual Howe Young Artist Competition will be featured as soloist on this traditional family concert. Over the years we are proud to have afforded many talented high school musicians the valuable experience of performing as soloist with a full symphony orchestra to the delight of our audiences. As a special treat this year the famous Eulenspiegel Puppets Theatre Company will partner with the symphony to present the timeless children’s classic “Peter and the Wolf,” introducing four foot tall puppets fashioned especially for this performance. This is an event that will be sure to delight youngsters as well as the young of heart.
"A Perfect Ending"
April 18, 2015
On this unique program the emphasis will be on the grand finales of some of the most famous orchestral works ever composed. Famous, rousing overtures as well as the repertoire’s most energetic and passionate finales will be presented during this fast-paced and thrilling symphonic joy ride.