Our 2019-2020 Concert Season:

From the Countryside

Autumn Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, September 21, 2019 Centennial Auditorium @ Sterling High School September 21, 2019 – Some of our greatest orchestral composers wrote some their best music about the pleasures of the countryside. We open the season

Musical Friendships

Chamber Music 3:00 p.m. — Sunday, November 10, 2019 Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa “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

Holidays with the Symphony

Holiday Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, December 14, 2019 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

Beethoven’s Victory

Winter Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, February 15, 2020 Morrison High School Auditorium, Morrison, Illinois It’s Beethoven’s 250th birthday year, and we feature his Wellington’s Victory and his spirited Symphony No. 7, along with our annual Young Artist soloist, flutist

A Virtuosic Finale

Spring Concert 7:30 p.m. — Saturday, April 25, 2020 Vernon Cook Theater@Clinton High School, Clinton, Iowa Naha Greenholtz, Quad City Symphony concertmaster, joins us to perform Lalo’s Symphonie Espangnole, along with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 5.

Riverfront Pops

A Riverfront Pops Concert 6:30 p.m. — Sunday, June 7, 2020 Due to Covid-19, this event has been canceled. Join us for the annual Sunday Pops in Riverview Park concert! Enjoy a variety of music from light classical, Broadway, film,

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Program Notes and News

  • Pizza Hut Fundraiser
    In Events
    Our Clinton Symphony Auxiliary has been working through the pandemic, and they’ve put together another partnership with Pizza Hut. Simply order carryout or delivery on Tuesday, March 23, between 5 and 7pm, and Pizza Hut will donate 20%! [Click to read more…]
  • Brennon Cavanagh is 2021’s Young Artist
    In Events
    Brennon Cavanagh, a senior at West Carroll High School in Savanna, has been awarded top honors in the Clinton Symphony Orchestra’s annual Young Artist Auditions. Cavanagh won the auditions with a performance of the Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra by American composer Robert Ward. In addition to the $250 in prize money from the Symphony, the honoree is usually given the opportunity to [Click to read more…]
  • Birdies for Charity Supports the Clinton Symphony Orchestra
    In Events
    ***** 2020 John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity ***** The JDC Birdies for Charity program is an impressive fundraising opportunity available to area nonprofits, and the Clinton Symphony Board would like to invite those interested in supporting the Symphony to make a donation pledge through the 2020 John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity program – unfortunately the tournament itself has been [Click to read more…]
  • Brian Dollinger, Clinton Symphony Music DirectorUpdate on Clinton Symphony Events
    In Events, From the Conductor
    We’re sure it comes as no surprise that due to current events the Clinton Symphony Board has cancelled upcoming events, including tonight’s concert and the June Benefit and Pops concert. Here is a note from our music director: “Following the directions of the CDC and various levels of our government, having a large-scale performance with our audience is becoming more and more [Click to read more…]

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