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 Sergei Rachmaninoff  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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This year's Riverfront Pops concert was as beautiful as the weather. Thanks, CSO!

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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

  • A Symphonic Affair and Riverfront Pops
    We have a wonderful double header weekend planned for you! Join us Friday June 1 for A Symphonic Affair, the Symphony’s annual benefit and delightful social event. It signals the end of one season and the beginning of the next – our 65th! This event is famous for a fabulous array of food, spirited auctions, unique entertainment, cash bar and information about the upcoming season. Invite your friends to receive a special price on a table of eight. This is a popular event so be sure and make reservations early. ~~~~~~~~ ....[click to read more…]
  • Schubert’s Overture to Rosamunde – Program notes
    The Clinton Symphony Orchestra will be in concert at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 27. Our featured guest will be pianist Lorraine Min. The concert will open with Franz Shebert’s Overture to Rosamunde. Please enjoy the following program notes written by William Driver. Schubert – Rosamunde Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828) wrote the incidental music to the play Rosamunde, Princess of Cypress, for a friend Helmina von Chézy. Already ridiculed for her libretto to Carl Maria Weber’s Euryanthe, the Viennese critics likewise ....[click to read more…]
  • Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 in D minor
    In addition to the performance of Lorraine Minn, the Clinton Symphony will present Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 in D minor. The concert is at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 27, and will take place at the Clinton High School’s Vernon Cook Theater. Please enjoy the program notes for this piece, written for us by William Driver. Antonin Dvořák If one keeps in mind the few face-to-face meetings that Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904) and Johannes Brahms actually had in the nearly two decades of their friendship, then it is ....[click to read more…]
  • Lorraine Min and the Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor by Camille Saint-Saëns
    Canadian pianist Lorraine Min has caught the attention of a Clinton Symphony patron, who has encouraged us to bring her here for performance. She has performed at the Ravinia and Tanglewood Festivals, in Europe, Asia, and Australia. She will perform the Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor by Camille Saint-Saëns with our orchestra on April 27th. Min earned her Bachelor degree from the Peabody Institute, and Masters and Doctoral degrees from the Julliard School. The following are program notes for this piece written by William ....[click to read more…]

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