Muscatine Symphony Orchestra

2015 - 2016 Concert Season


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2015 - 2016 SEASON

August 22, 2015: Wine Walk
Live Music - Wine Tasting - $10 Donation
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Muscatine
At Participating Merchants



August 23, 2015: Orchestra Auditions at Muscatine Community College

1-4 p.m. Muscatine Community College, Strahan Hall
152 Colorado Street, Muscatine, Iowa

The MSO is in need of all string players.

For more information about auditioning, contact Kathleen Schippers at keschipp@hotmail.com or 563-260-1101. Private auditions with Music Director and Conductor Brian Dollinger can be arranged if you are unable to come on August 23.


September 18, 2015: The Symphony of the Arts & Auction at the Rendezvous

The Rendezvous
3127 Lucas Street

A gala event for the benefit of the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra.
Silent Auction • Live Auction by Schroeder Auctions, LLC • Live Entertainment
Battle of the Chefs - Taste the fabulous offerings of talented local chefs and vote for your favorite.
Tickets $25 - can be purchased at HyVee OR from Guild Members OR call 563-264-2071


MW 1: "Nature's Realm"

October 3, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Central Middle School Auditorium - 9th & Cedar

The splendor and grandeur of our four seasons will be on display during our first MasterWorks concert of the season. From the lazy and relaxing "Summer Skies" by American great Leroy Anderson to the grandiose finale from Respighi's "Pines of Rome," the Muscatine Symphony will share some of the symphonic gems that were influenced by and are depicting the many wondrous aspects of our annual seasons in nature.


MW 2:  "Adventures in Music:  Colors of the Orchestra"

November 7, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Central Middle School Auditorium - 9th & Cedar

In this new concert series, Maestro Dollinger will present a multi-media performance that demonstrates the various sounds, colors and textures of a symphony orchestra. With numerous live camera shots being projected onto a large screen, the audience will be drawn closer to the musicians as they perform on stage. Numerous compositions will demonstrate the sections of the orchestra: winds, brass, percussion, and strings. Richard Strauss, Paul Dukas, and Tchaikovsky are but a few of the composers on tap for this performance.


Christmas with the Symphony

December 5, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Central Middle School Auditorium - 9th & Cedar

The Muscatine Symphony will present works by Tchaikovsky, Anderson, Mannheim Steamroller and other Holiday Favorites including Frozen!



January 31, 2016: Young Artist Competition


More info coming November 1, 2015.


MW 3: "Mardi Gras"
and pre-concert dinner at Geneva Country Club
February 13, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Central Middle School Auditorium - 9th & Cedar

The name says it all: Mardi Gras! We are pleased to perform a wide variety of music that will depict not only Mardi Gras and the New Orleans jazz sound, but great celebration pieces by icons of classical composition will be performed as well. Gershwin, Offenbach, Dvorak, and many others will warm the auditorium with the feeling of a large symphonic party.


MW 4: "Celebrate Youth"

March 12, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the Howe Foundation Young Artist Competition winner
Central Middle School Auditorium - 9th & Cedar

Our annual Young Artist Competition performance, sponsored by the Howe Foundation, will not only feature the high school aged winner of our solo competition but we will be welcoming the Muscatine High School orchestra to our performance as well. The MSO will be performing music that celebrates youth from many different time periods. A symphony written by Mozart when he was fifteen years old, a Rachmaninov "Youth Symphony" as well as music from today's popular video games will be among the many works presented at this exciting concert.


MW 5: "Bravo, Bonfiglio!"

April 16, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Robert Bonfiglio
Central Middle School Auditorium - 9th & Cedar

A unique and special concert event will be featured on our final concert of the season. The Harmonica Concerto by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos will be performed by world-renown musician, Robert Bonfiglio. He continues to energize and captivate audiences around the world with his phenomenal musicianship on the harmonica. This work is the centerpiece of a concert devoted to music inspired by and written by Latino composers and cultures. Some beautiful works of music from a region of the world rich in culture, passion, and amazing music will be performed as the finale to this MasterWorks season!

 

Click here to see Muscatine Symphony at SunnyBrook on You Tube

To see a clip from past performances.....
Charlie Chaplin at the Symphony with Dan Kamin
Click here for You Tube Clip

For more information:
 Contact The Muscatine Symphony Orchestra at 563.288.6195  ext. 1608.
or info@muscatinesymphony.org
or MSO Personnel Manager @ keschipp@hotmail.com
or Brian Dollinger @ conductingbassist@hotmail.com