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” Each year, Clinton Symphony Orchestra holds Young Artist Auditions, open to high school musicians from throughout the area. One student is then invited to perform

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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  • Brahms – Symphony No. 2 Program Notes
    The Clinton Symphony Orchestra will be performing tonight, September 22, at 7:30pm at Sterling High School.  See our website, https://ClintonSymphony.org for more information about the concert.   The CSO will be performing Brahms Symphony No. 2 as part of the concert; please enjoy the following program notes compiled by William Driver. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 Brahms was a man of uncommonly sharp wit, but self-deprecating toward his own compositions relative to the works of those great German composers who preceded ....[click to read more…]
  • Brahms Hungarian Dances 5 & 6 – Program Notes
    The Clinton Symphony will be performing the Brahms Hungarian Dances 5 and 6 side by side with students from Sterling High School on their Autumn Concert, Unbridled Brilliance, on September 22.  The following are program notes from William Driver about the Dances.   Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dances 5 and 6 Hungarian Dances is a set of 21 dances arranged by Johannes Brahms from Hungarian folk sources and originally scored for piano four hands (two pianists, one piano) and later orchestrated by Brahms and a few friends, ....[click to read more…]
  • Unbridled Brilliance – CSO Concert on September 22
    Featured on our first concert of the 2018-19 season are violinist Julieta Mihai and cellist Moises Molina, both faculty members at Western Illinois University.  The concert will take place on Saturday, September 22, at 7:30pm at Sterling High School.  See our Tickets page for information, including our new Student Sponsorship program.  There will be a bus running from Clinton/Fulton/Morrison to Sterling, call 563-219-8084 to make reservations. Our guest soloists will be performing the Brahm’s Double Concerto with the ....[click to read more…]
  • Welcome to our 65th Season!
    Welcome to the 2018-19 concert season of the Clinton Symphony Orchestra. As I prepare for my thirteenth season as the Music Director & Conductor of this marvelous group of musicians, I have an air of anxious excitement for our coming year. Repertoire is always a wonderful aspect of music making, and bringing new and exciting pieces to our audience is something I pride myself in, but this season we will also be showcasing fantastic talent at all levels! In September, I am pleased to announce a Side-by-Side performance of ....[click to read more…]

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