Our 2021-2022 Concert Season:

A Joyous Return

7:30 p.m. — Saturday, September 18, 2021 Vernon Cook Theater – Clinton High School Music Director and Conductor Brian Dollinger will take a solo role in the opening with a Sinfonia Concertante for Double Bass and Viola by Dittersdorf. Dollinger plays double bass,

A Belated Celebration

7:30 p.m. — Saturday, November 6, 2021 Centennial Auditorium – Sterling High School Facemasks are required indoors in Illinois The program will observe the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, a celebration interrupted last year by the COVID pandemic. Pianist Marian Lee

Holidays with the Symphony

7:30 p.m. — Saturday, December 11, 2021 Vernon Cook Theater at Clinton High School The Holidays are a time for family, friends and music. On this special evening we gather many of our friends to perform for you, and we

Musical Friendships

2:00 p.m. — Sunday, January 16, 2022 Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa A social tradition throughout history has been to gather with  friends to make music. Composers are eager to write music for a  specific group of friends to play,

A Symphonic Menagerie

2:00 p.m. — Saturday, February 19, 2022 Morrison High School Auditorium, Morrison, Illinois Each season the Symphony chooses a “Young Artist” to perform a solo piece with the orchestra. Interested high school musicians are auditioned in January, and one will

A Grand Finale

7:30 p.m. — Saturday, April 30, 2022 Vernon Cook Theater – Clinton High School Violinist Naha Greenholtz, concertmaster of the Quad City Symphony, will perform Mozart’s Violin Concert No. 4 with the orchestra, followed by the orchestra’s performance of the Symphony No. 5 by

A Symphonic Affair Gala

To Be Announced The Symphony’s social gathering and benefit event at Rastrelli’s Tuscany Center, 238 Main Avenue, Clinton IA Silent and Live Auctions • Extravagant Buffet • Delightful Entertainment Photo credit to Luciano Osorio.

Riverfront Pops

6:30 p.m. — Sunday, June 5, 2022 Riverview Park Bandshell – Clinton, Iowa Join us for the annual Sunday Pops in Riverview Park concert! Enjoy a variety of music from light classical, Broadway, film, and television music. It is a

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  • The Music of Friendships – Chamber Concert to be January 16.
    In Events, Program Notes
    Please make plans to join us for our annual Chamber Music concert on Sunday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. The concert will take place at Zion Lutheran Church • 439 3rd Avenue South, Clinton. Program: Duet “With Two Eyeglasses Obligato” for Viola and Cello  by Ludwig van Beethoven  Paul Price-Brenner, viola <> Kevin Price-Brenner, cello  – • –  Terzetto, Op. 74  for [Click to read more…]
  • Holidays with the Clinton Symphony – Tchaikovsky
    In Program Notes
    No Holiday concert would be complete without selections from the Nutcracker Suite! Join us this Saturday, Dec 11, 7:30pm at Clinton High School to enjoy all the pieces and composers we have been highlighting this past week. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840-1893 Tchaikovsky in his last years earned his greatest successes matched only by his growing depression. He was to die less than a year after The [Click to read more…]
  • Holidays with the Symphony Program Notes – Chase and Humperdink
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    The next two highlights on our upcoming December 11th concert are arrangers Bruce Chase, and composer Engelbert Humperdinck. Please enjoy the following program notes, provided by Karen Anderson-Sweet. Engelbert Humperdinck Engelbert Humperdinck 1854-1921 Although some people of a certain age may recall the British pop singer who commandeered his name, the original Engelbert Humperdinck was a [Click to read more…]
  • Holidays with the Symphony – Program Notes – Leroy Anderson
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    Make plans to join the Clinton Symphony Orchestra for their annual Holiday Pops concert this coming Saturday, December 11, at 7:30pm. The concert will take place in Vernon Cook Theater at Clinton High School. As part of the concert, we will be performing three works by Leroy Anderson: Song of the Bells, Sleigh Ride, and A Christmas Festival. Enjoy the following program notes about Mr. Anderson [Click to read more…]

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