Clinton Symphony Concert Cancelled

March 26, 2020


The Clinton Symphony Orchestra concert scheduled for April 25 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns in Iowa and Illinois. The concert was to conclude the Symphony’s 66th concert season.

Music Director Brian Dollinger has indicated hope that some of the program, including a highly anticipated solo performance by violinist Naha Greenholtz, can be scheduled during next season. Ticket holders are encouraged to donate the cost of the ticket back to the Symphony, or to use them to bring a guest to a concert in the 2020-21 season.

No decision has yet been made regarding the scheduled fund-raiser for the Symphony on June 5, or the outdoor pops concert in Riverview Park on June 7.

“We regret seeing so many arts and social events being cancelled or postponed, but it is necessary under these circumstances,” Executive Director Robert Whipple said. “We look forward to a time in the near future when we can again have live music and arts events in our communities.”

For additional information contact:
Robert Whipple
Executive Director

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 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 free concert,

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Program Notes and News

  • CSO Celebrates Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with Wellington’s Victory and 7th Symphony
    In Program Notes
    Join the Clinton Symphony Orchestra in Morrison, IL on Saturday, February 15th, 7:30 pm, for our winter concert. It features our Young Artist winner, Kevin Lemus, and celebrates Beethoven's birthday. Enjoy the following program notes about Wellington's Victory, and the Symphony No 7 which premiered on the same tour in 1813-14. [Click to read more…]
  • Join the Friends of the CSO for a Mardi Gras Event!
    In Events
    On Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 4:30 to 8 pm, Friends of the Clinton Symphony, local musicians, and the Hy-Vee Market Grille are working together to bring you a fun Mardi Gras evening. Enjoy the Grand Cajun Buffet (or order from the menu), unique specialty drinks, and the music from seven talented musical groups from the area. Enjoy a great evening out, while supporting your local Clinton [Click to read more…]
  • Kevin Lemus Announced as 2020 Young Artist
    In Events, Program Notes
    Kevin Lemus, 17-year-old senior flutist at Sterling High School, is the winner of Clinton Symphony Orchestra’s annual Young Artist Auditions, and will perform the Sonata for Flute by Francis Poulenc accompanied by the orchestra in concert at 7:30 p.m. on February 15 in the Morrison High School Auditorium. Kevin is the son of Maria and Efrain Lemus, and a flute student of Nicole Oberg. He enjoys [Click to read more…]
  • Clinton Symphony Orchestra and RiverChor present Holidays with the SymphonyHolidays with the Symphony
    In Events, Program Notes
    Join us on Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 in Clinton High’s Vernon Cook Theater for our Holiday concert. Our special guest this year is RiverChor. This concert is always a favorite as we explore new and familiar musical themes of the Holidays. Bring family and friends for a festive evening! Our program is: A Most Wonderful Christmas; arr. Robert Sheldon Skater’s Waltz; Émile Waldteufel [Click to read more…]

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