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

3:00 p.m. — Sunday, January 16, 2022 Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton, Iowa Composers, musicians and listeners alike consider chamber music to be the music of friendships. Composers write it with specific groups of friends in mind, often writing a part

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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Program Notes and News

  • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 – Program Notes
    In Program Notes
    The Clinton Symphony will perform Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony this coming Saturday, November 6, 7:30pm, at Sterling High School. Please enjoy the following program notes about this piece. Reminder, we are offering a bus that will pick up in Clinton, Fulton, and Morrison, call 563-219-8084 for reservations. BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 7 in A major, op.92 [Click to read more…]
  • Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto – Concert Notes
    In Program Notes
    We look forward to performing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto featuring pianist Marian Lee this coming Saturday, November 6, 7:30pm, at Sterling High School. Please enjoy the following program notes about this piece. Reminder, we are offering a bus that will pick up in Clinton, Fulton, and Morrison, call 563-219-8084 for reservations. BEETHOVEN –Piano Concerto No. 3 IN C minor, op. [Click to read more…]
  • Clinton Symphony Welcomes Pianist Marian Lee to our November 6 Concert
    In Events, Program Notes
    Join us on Saturday, November 6, 7:30pm at Sterling High School for our fall concert. A Belated Celebration will explore two of Beethoven’s works in this observance of his 250th birthday. Pianist Marian Lee will be soloist in the composer’s Third Piano Concerto with the orchestra. The orchestra will then perform Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, the most spirited of his nine [Click to read more…]
  • A Joyous Return!
    In Events
    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, and will be joined by Western Illinois University faculty violist Istvan Szabo. Szabo will then be the soloist in a Fantasie for Viola & Orchestra by Hummel. Completing the program will be Gluck’s “Dance of the [Click to read more…]

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