Young Artist's Auditions

High school students from Clinton or Jackson counties in Iowa, or Whiteside or Carroll counties in Illinois are invited to audition, The winner(s) will perform with the orchestra in February and receive a cash prize. Entry deadline is January 6, 2020.

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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. Learn

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

  • Musical Friendships – Brass Quintet
    In Program Notes
    Closing our Musical Friendships chamber music concert will be a collection of music written by brass quintet. Join us this Sunday, November 10, at 3:00 pm, Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba G. F. Handel/arr. Hauser Exaltabo Te Giovanni de Palestrina/trans. Cooper Tempting Davy’s Cup from Galleons and Cutlasses Kevin McKee Moto Perpetuo from “Variations [Click to read more…]
  • Musical Friendships – Clarinet Quintet – Brahms
    In Program Notes
    Join us for an afternoon of chamber music presented by members of the Clinton Symphony Orchestra. The concert is at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 10 at Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa. The third group on the program is: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115        Johannes Brahms Rob Miller, clarinet James Fudge and Theresa Johnson, violins Hyun-Kyung Ryn, viola • Ann Balderson, [Click to read more…]
  • Musical Friendships – Piano Trio in C Major – Haydn
    In Program Notes
    Enjoy chamber music presented by members of the Clinton Symphony Orchestra on our Musical Friendships concert on Sunday, November 10, at 3:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa. The second piece on the concert will be: Piano Trio in C Major, Hob.XV;27              Joseph Haydn Nadia Wirchnianski, piano Asa Church, violin • David Spaulding, violoncello Please enjoy the following program [Click to read more…]
  • Musical Friendships – Serenade for Flute, Violin, & Viola – Beethoven
    In Program Notes
    Opening our Musical Friendships chamber music concert on Sunday, November 10, 3:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church will be: Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 25            Ludwig van Beethoven Madeline Oglesby, flute Hana Velde, violin • Ann Duchow, viola Please enjoy the following program notes about this piece: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) arrived in Vienna in 1792, the year after [Click to read more…]

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