Our 2018-2019 Concert Season:

Unbridled Brilliance

  Autumn Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, September 22, 2018 Centennial Auditorium@Sterling High School “Unbridled Brilliance” Violinist Julieta Mihai and cellist Moisés Molina join us to open the Symphony’s 65th season. They will play the Brahms Double Concerto with the

Musical Friendships

Chamber Music 3:00 p.m. — Sunday, November 4, 2018 Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton “The Music of Friendships” Composers, musicians and listeners alike consider chamber music to be the music of friendships. Composers write it with specific groups of friends in

Holidays with the Symphony

Holiday Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, December 8, 2018 Vernon Cook Theater@Clinton High School “Holidays with the Symphony” The Holidays are a time for family, friends and music. On this special evening we gather many of our friends to perform

Youthful Visions

Winter Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, February 9, 2019 Morrison High School Auditorium “Youthful Visions” Carl Maria von Weber  Overture to Der Freischutz, J.277 Edward Elgar Salut d’amour, Op 12 Sergi Rachmananioff Vocalise, Op.34, No.14 Jean Sibelius  Symphony No. 3

Sublime Inspirations

Spring Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, April 27, 2019 Vernon Cook Theater@Clinton High School “Sublime Inspirations” Canadian pianist Lorraine Min has caught the attention of a Clinton Symphony patron, who has encouraged us to bring her here for performance. She

Riverfront Pops

A Riverfront Pops Concert 6:30 p.m. — Sunday, June 2, 2019 The CSO will once again offer the Sunday Pops in Riverview Park program of light classical, Broadway, film, and television music to the citizens of the Clinton area. It

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Performing Haydn's Creation with RiverChor, the Muscatine Civic Chorale, and the Clinton Symphony Orchestra was a thrilling experience.

Brooke Logan RiverChor member

Another fine perfomance by the Clinton Symphony!

The latest blog posts from the CSO

  • Holiday Pops 2018 Program Notes – Christmas Classics
    The Clinton Symphony will be presenting their ‘Music of the Holidays’ concert on Saturday, December 8, 7:30 pm at Clinton High School.  As part of the concert, we’ll be enjoying our favorite classic music of the season: Sleigh Ride, the Christmas Song, and a rousing sing-along to A Christmas Festival.  Enjoy the following program notes about these pieces, and we’ll see you Saturday! Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) got the idea for the theme of Sleigh Ride as he dug in his Woodbury, Connecticut, yard for ....[click to read more…]
  • Holiday Pops 2018 Program Notes – All That Brass
    Opening our Clinton Symphony “Music of the Holidays” concert (7:30 pm, Saturday December 8 at Clinton High School) will be the delightful Canzon per Sonar Septimi Toni a 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli played by the brass section.  Later in the concert, we will hear an arrangement of traditional Christmas carols, A Canadian Brass Christmas.  Please enjoy these program notes, and plan to join us on Saturday evening. Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612) was born in Venice, one of five children. While not much is known about ....[click to read more…]
  • Holiday Pops 2018 Program Notes – From the Screen
    The Clinton Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert is coming up this Saturday, December 8, 7:30 pm at Clinton High School.  Today’s pieces come from the screen….big and small.  Learn about the Charlie Brown Christmas, which songs are in our Christmas Movies medley, and the story behind White Christmas. By the early 1960s, Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip Peanuts had become a sensation worldwide. Television producer Lee Mendelson acknowledged the strip’s cultural impression and produced a documentary on the subject, ....[click to read more…]
  • Holiday Pops 2018 Program Notes – Symphonic Favorites
    The Clinton Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert is coming up this Saturday, December 8, 7:30 pm at Clinton High School.  This week I’ll be posting the program notes in groups.  Today we have some of our symphonic favorites: Concerto Grosso, Op.6 No. 8 – Corelli; A Mad Russian’s Christmas – Tchaikovsky, arr. Bob Phillips; and Trepak (from “Nutcracker Suite”) – Tchaikovsky. Arcangelo Corelli (1653- 1713) was an imminent Italian violinist and composer known chiefly for his influence on the development of violin style ....[click to read more…]

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