2016 - 2017 Concert
by David Chesling Photography
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
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
with the Symphony
December 3, 2016
Your MSO will present works by Tchaikovsky, Anderson, Strommen
and many other Holiday favorites.
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.
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.
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.
here to see Muscatine Symphony at SunnyBrook on You
To see a clip from past performances.....
Charlie Chaplin at the Symphony with Dan Kamin
here for You Tube Clip