Muscatine Symphony Orchestra

2016 - 2017 Concert Season

                                                                                                                                                      Photo by David Chesling Photography                                                                                                             

Fourth of July on the Riverfront
July 4, 2016: Dusk (approximately 8:00 p.m.)

Your MSO will present works by Anderson, Williams, Gershwin and many other holiday favorites.

Wine Walk
August 20, 2016

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Live music, wine tasting, $10 Donation. Downtown Muscatine - FNB terrace and at participating Merchants.

Symphony of the Arts
September 17, 2016
6:30 p.m. at the Rendevous

Contact an MSO Board or Guild Member for Tickets.

MasterWorks I: "Masterfully Dvorak"
Guest Artist: Anthony Arnone, cello
October 1, 2016

Our 2016-17 MasterWorks season kicks off with a dynamic and powerful program featuring the music of Antonin Dvorak. Known for his connection to Iowa and the United States, many listeners first think of Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 from The New World as an example of his American influenced composition. A lesser widely known work, but just as influenced and powerful, his "American" Suite in A major shows many more wonderful examples of his experiences while in the States. Guest artist Anthony Arnone will be presenting one of the most powerful and well-known concertos for cello in the repertoire, Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor. This will be a masterful and powerful start to a great season with the MSO.

MasterWorks II: "Symphonic Giants"
November 12, 2016

When you talk about "giants" in the symphonic repertoire, Mozart is usually one of the first mentioned. His body of work and influence on western compositional styles is quite arguably one of the most important. If you look at the word "giant" from a purely subjective viewpoint, one of the composers who epitomize large, expansive pieces of music is Gustav Mahler. These two composers will be the impetus and focus of this masterful evening of symphonic music.

Christmas with the Symphony
December 3, 2016

Free Admission.

Your MSO will present works by Tchaikovsky, Anderson, Strommen and many other Holiday favorites.

MasterWorks III: "The Great Romantics"
February 11, 2017

This is an annual favorite concert evening as it is the annual Delicious Combination Dinner and Concert event. With an amazing, intimate dinner with 300 of your closest friends (of the Symphony) to start off the evening, how can you go wrong? This concert will feature great symphonic gems that we have come to recognize as "love stories" or "romantic" in nature. We will be presenting music that spans over two hundred years of composition! All very famous works being performed will make this an evening for anyone and everyone looking for a night out with their loved one in celebration of Valentines' Day.

MasterWorks IV: "The Greatness of Youth"
The Howe Foundation Young Artist Winner
Wesley United Methodist Youth and Children's Choirs
March 11, 2017

Together with our annual Howe Foundation Young Artist Competition winner and the young voices of the Muscatine Children's and Youth Choir, we will definitely be showcasing how great our young musicians are today. With works by Rossini, Bach, Mozart, John Williams, and our very own Ric Smith, the evening will be sure to fill the auditorium at Central Middle School with glorious and spectacular sounds.

MasterWorks V: Classical Kids LIVE!: "Mozart's Magnificent Voyage"
April 8, 2017

For a grand finale to the concert season, we will join forces with Classical Kids LIVE! for an evening that will captivate the young and the young at heart through the musical samplings that span Mozart's life while telling the story of Wolfgang A. Mozart and his young son, Karl. With props and costumes to help deliver the story, rest assured you will be taken back to the 18th century to witness some enchanting stories of the Mozart family.

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.



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